obit Frances Jaska
- Waco Tribune-Herald
Friday Apr 4, 2008
Frances Emilie (Bezdek) Jaska, 88, of Ross, passed away Wednesday, April 2,
2008, in Hillsboro. A rosary will be recited 6 pm Saturday at Aderhold
Funeral Home Chapel by Janice Kaluza, followed by visitation until 8 pm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 2:30 pm Sunday at St. Mary's
Catholic Church of the Assumption, with the Rev. Ed Karasek as celebrant.
Burial will follow in St. Mary's' Cemetery.
Mrs. Jaska was born March 2, 1920, the daughter of Vaclav and Annie
(Zatopek) Bezdek in West. She attended St. Mary's School and West High
School. On Feb. 1, 1943, she was united in marriage to Louis B. Jaska in
West. Together they owned and operated the Ross Cash Store from 1959 to
1983. Frances was a lifelong member of St. Mary's Catholic Church of the
Assumption, where she sang with the PTC Choir. She was also a member of the
Catholic Daughters of America Court no. 829, KJZT Society No. 11 and the
Ross Home Demonstration Club. Frances enjoyed quilting, especially for her
grandchildren, taking care of her plants, praying the rosary on the swing at
home, cooking and spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter, Mary Frances
Jaska; and two brothers, Eddie Bezdek and Raymond Bezdek.
Survivors include her beloved husband of 65 years, Louis B. Jaska; two sons,
Raymond Jaska and wife Theresa, and Pat Jaska and wife Kim, all of Ross;
four daughters, Barbara Langham and husband Wayne of Austin, Fran Richards
and husband Larry, of South Padre Island, Helen Boyse and husband Darren of
Woodway, and Bernadette Jaska of Ross; a brother, Jim Bezdek and wife Rose
of Denton; 12 grandchildren, Jennifer Cooper and husband Chris, Ray Jaska,
John Jaska, Joe Jaska and wife Becky, Annie, Abby and Nicholas Jaska, Alan
Langham, Laura Langham, Trevor Richards and wife Tina, Vanessa Richards, and
Alyssa Foitek; three great-grandchildren, Zane, Reid and Mason; and many
nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers are Ray Jaska, John Jaska, Joe Jaska, Alan Langham, Zane Cooper
and Trevor Richards. Honorary pallbearers are Reid Cooper and Nicholas
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary's School Endowment
Fund or St. Mary's Parish Center.