obit: Gabrella Melnar Opela
Victoria Advocate, The (TX) - June 11, 2004
Deceased Name: Gabrella OpelaHALLETTSVILLE - Gabrella Opela, 80, of Hallettsville, died Thursday, June 10, 2004.She was born Dec. 25, 1923, in Lavaca County, to the late Louise and Albina Fajkus Melnar. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Hallettsville and the KJZT Society.Survivors: husband, Jaro Wilbert Opela; daughters, Linda Janak of Hallettsville and Barbara Pavlas of Houston; sons, Joseph Opela and Mike Opela, both of Hallettsville; nine grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.Preceded in death by: daughter, Patricia Ann Langenberg.Visitation begins at noon today at Kubena Funeral Home chapel.A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Sweet Home, the Rev. Charles Sonnier officiating.Burial will be at Koerth Catholic Cemetery. Kubena Funeral Home, Hallettsville, 361-798-3271.