obit: Eugene Frank Smidovec Jr.
- from Sealy News, Friday, April 10, 2009"I know your life on earth was troubled and only you could know the pain. You weren't afraid to face the devil. You were no stranger to the rain. Go rest high upon that mountain..." - Vince GillEugene Frank Smidovec Jr. was born to Eugene and Louise (Jurek) Smidovec on June 7, 1966 in Sealy. He shared his life with Dorothy and Walter Smidovec as his guardian parents. He was also blessed to be cared for by his special guardians, Jeff and Debbie Novosad during his short life.Eugene, 42, has moved on to spend his eternal life in peace and safety in the arms of the Lord. He passed away April 6 in Austin.He leaves behind his parents, Eugene and Louise Smidovec; siblings, Mary and David Houlihan of Simonton, Michael Smidovec and Janie Urban of Sealy, and Cory and Melissa Teague of Sealy; nieces, Ashlyne, Alexis and Kiele Houlihan and Kaleigh Teague; and nephews, Jace Smidovec and Xavier Teague.He was proceded in death by his grandparents, Frank and Christine Smidovec and Louis and Frances Jurek; uncles, Frank, Arthur, Willie and Raymond Smidovec; and aunts, Leona Teague, Christine Svinky, Winnie Jurek and Joann Novosad.Memorial services were held April 9 at Schmidt Funeral Home in Brookshire, with Gregg Young officiating.Eugene's cousins served as honorary pallbearers.Friends who wish may make donations to the charity of choice or memorial gifts to The Shepherd's Way Church, 1225 Eagle Lake Road, Sealy, Texas 77474.