obit: Flossie Dolezalek Tesar - mom Jaresh
Flossie Dolezalek Tesar
Mass of the Christian Burial for Flossie Dolezalek Tesar, 91, long-time Southmayd resident, was celebrated at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, 2005 in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sherman. She died Saturday, February 26, 2005 in Richardson, Texas where she had resided since July 2001.
The Rev. Antonio Aureus of the church officiated with burial in Cedarlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Waldo Funeral Home.
The daughter of Louis and Emma Jaresh Dolezalek, she was born May 24, 1913 in Ennis, Texas. The family moved to Dorchester in 1916 where she later attended Sperry School. On December 21, 1942, she married Army Private Fred Tesar shortly before he was shipped out to Africa and Europe. After the war, the couple bought a farm near Southmayd where they raised their family. He died in 1972.
As a young woman, she was a cook and housekeeper in Dallas. During the war, she worked at the North American Airplane Plant in Grand Prairie. For several years after the war, she was a housewife, but went to work as a painter for Whopper Stopper in the 1950?s. She was employed there until 1983.
When she retired at age 70, she joined the Sherman Joy Club to quilt and travel with long-time friends. She also enjoyed the companionship of friends and family at the Collinsville Community Center where she quilted and participated in other fund-raising activities.
Surviving are daughters, Joyce Moore of Garland and Karen Swift of Allen; son-in-law, Grover Moore of Garland; three grandchildren, Dwayne Moore of Allen, Greg Moore of Dallas and Amy Swift Thompson of Lawrence, Kansas; grandson-in-law, Mike Thompson; and three great-grandchildren, Rebecca, Matthew and Daniel Thompson.
She was preceded in death by her siblings, Bill Dolezalek, Emma Ruzicka, Edward Dolezalek and Mildred Dolezalek.
Pallbearers were Donald Dolezalek, Kenneth Dolezalek, Jimmy Dolezalek, Sammy Dolezalek, Philip Ruzicka and Don Graham. Honorary pallbearer was Jack Hall. All are nephews or nephews-in-law of the deceased.
Rosary was recited by Deacon John LeBland at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Waldo Funeral Home Chapel. A visitation followed the rosary until 8:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222 Welborn Street, Dallas, Texas 76219, or to St. Mary's Catholic Church, 727 S. Travis, Sherman, Texas 75090.
Whitesboro News-Record - (Mar/3/2005)