obit: Annie Havlak Braden
Annie Braden, 91, a pioneer of Wall, Texas, died January 30, 2013, at 2:00 a.m., in Methodist Stone Oak Hospital in San Antonio. Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday February 1, 2013, in St. Ambrose Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass will be at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, February 2, 2013 at St. Ambrose Catholic Church with Rev. Chinna Pagidela as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Ambrose Catholic Cemetery.
Annie was the 10th child of Frank Sr. and Mary Mazur Havlak. She was born in Pilot Point on March 4, 1921. Her family moved to Wall in 1926 where her family farmed. She met the love of her life Ernest Braden, a neighbor, whom she married on August 26, 1941. They were the first couple to be married at St. Ambrose Catholic Church where she was a member for 87 years. Annie loved her church and was famous for being the "boss" for cleaning sausage casings for the St. Ambrose Fall Festival. She was a lifetime member of St. Helen's Altar Society. Annie always donated a crocheted doily for the Fall Festival. For many years, Annie sewed and donated lap robes to nursing homes. She had 6 sewing machines that she sewed on daily. Annie loved her family and always made homemade rolls daily for them. Her specialty was peach cobbler. She loved going to casinos and had 3 computers where she played on them daily. She loved gardening, Dallas Cowboys, Farmers Market, and being very involved in her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren's lives.
Annie is survived by her husband Ernest of Wall; 8 children, sons, Dick Braden, Tom Braden, and Harry Braden, all of Wall, daughters, Peggy Abbott and husband John of Houston, Janie Beasley and husband Stan of Wall, Margie Jackson of Wall, Nancy Schwertner and husband Maynard of Rowena, Polly Box and husband Michael of Lake Ivie, 20 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, 5 step great-grandchildren, sister Barbara Wanoreck,of San Angelo, Sisters-in-Law Mary Ann Pelzel and Calvin of Wall, and Maedell Slaughter of Midkiff, and Brothers-in-Law David Braden of Wall and Jim Germany of Dallas, special niece Sylvia Brown and special friend Barbara Mikulik.
She was preceded in death by her parents, granddaughter Laura, brother Frank Havlak and wife Mary, sisters Helen, Julie and Elva Havlak, Lucy Bubenik and husband Charlie, Mary Germany, Emily Bernardo and husband Carlo, Angeline and Little Annie Havlak.
Pallbearers will be her grandchildren Shawn Box, Jason Schwertner, Mark Jackson, Scott Abbott, Michelle Ballard, Melissa Bartek, and Clyda Smith.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Laura Braden Memorial Scholarship c/o Wall High School, Wall, TX, 76957.
Family and friends may sign an online register book at johnsons-funeral-home.com.
Johnson’s Funeral Home