OBIT: Alice Ann Mares Motal
|Alice Ann Motal|
ALICE ANN MOTAL passed into eternal rest October 24th, 2006 after an extended bout with Alzheimer's. She has joined her beloved husband, Delphin, in heaven. They are now together forever. Alice was 77.
Alice was born November 28, 1928 in Cistern, TX to Rosie and Joe Mares. She grew up in a Czech farming community where she learned family values. Alice and Delphin were married in 1947 and spent 58 years doing everything together. They jointly owned Motal's Maintenance for 44 years here in Houston. Alice was an unconditionally loving wife, mother and grandmother. Together they enjoyed many years square dancing in Houston and surrounding communities with the Crescent M group. The Family Domino Group became an extended community where they and their children shared many happy times together in Houston and New Braunfels. Alice was honest, cheerful and hardworking and constantly urging her children to get the best education they could.
Alice was a member of SPJST and St. Ambrose altar society. Alice loved people and often had friends over for cards and dominos. In her later years, she took great comfort having Delphin by her side and bravely faced the effects of her illness
. Alice is survived by her five children: Robert Motal of California, Glorian Hummel of Michigan, Gary Motal, Yvonne Andrews and Rosemarie Middleton of Houston and eight (8) grandchildren: Matthew, Kassidy, Lindsay, Kendall, Kristin, Kelsey, Jeremy, and Peyton. Alice was predeceased by brothers, Edward and Joe, and sister Margaret.
The family will receive friends on Friday, October 27, 2006 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, with a recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7:00 PM in the Chapel of Pat H. Foley Funeral Directors with Sister Charline Schlebach celebrating. A Funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, October 28, 2006 at10:00 AM at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 4213 Mangum with Reverend Benjamine Smaistrla celebrant. Rite of Committal will follow at 2:00PM in Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Cemetery in Cistern, TX. For those who desire, please send memorial contributions to Houston Hospice, 1905 Holcombe, Houston, TX 77030 or Alzheimer's Association, 2909 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77025. Words of condolence may be shared with the family at www.MeM.com.
Published in the Houston Chronicle on 10/26/2006.