obit: Margaret Ann Doyle Vavricka
Margaret Ann Doyle Vavricka born March 11th, 1922 in Smith County, Kansas (as she always proudly announced "the geographical center of the contiguous United States"), passed away September 18th, 2011, at the age of 89.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Louis Mike Vavricka.
Margaret is survived by her sons, Paul (Connie), Mike, and Steve (Yollie), and by her daughters Ellen Young (Charles) and Leanne Coffey, nine grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.
Margaret loved traveling, bowling, reading, playing bingo at the Pearland KNAPP center and other games with family and friends. She was a proud member of the Pearland Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association and was the oldest graduate of the CPA at age 86.
A Memorial Service for Margaret will be held on Saturday, September 24th, 2011 at 9:00 am at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, TX 77581 with Reverend James Courville of St. Helens Catholic Church officiating. Interment alongside her husband will take place at Houston National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Margaret's honor to the Susan G. Komen Foundation .
Published in Houston Chronicle on September 21, 2011