obit: Juanita Anna Martinec Wychopen
Juanita Anna was born August 8, 1914 to Rudolph and Anna (Stepan) Martinec. She was the oldest of three children. Juanita was baptized and confirmed at the Ocker Brethren Church. After completing the eighth grade, with the help of her mother and aunts, she learned to sew, quilt, garden, and cook. On October 16, 1934 she was married to Albert J. Wychopen starting their life together on a farm near Rogers. In 1940 they purchased a farm in the Oscar community. On July 30, 1951 their son Albert Jr. died of polio, bringing much grief to the family. To help with her grief doctors recommended she pursue work helping other people. So, a move was made in 1952 to Temple. She began work at Kings Daughters Hospital and retired from Scott & White as a clinical LVN. After retirement both Albert and Juanita were active in the Harvest House Center, members of the Temple Brethren Church and SPJST #47.
Her hobbies included crossword puzzles, word finds, playing dominoes, and watching her favorite TV shows, especially Wheel of Fortune. She also, worked on many craft projects, and was a gifted quilter. Spending time quilting with her lady friends at the church was a very special occasion.
"GG" as she was known to her family was a hard working and caring person, who was born at the beginning of World War 1. She lived a long life that included living through the Great Depression, WWII, food and gas rationing, going to the moon, a new century, and all of today's technology advances. After her husband’s death on November 24, 1996 she moved to Garden Estates and remained there till May 2011.
Juanita, 97, of Temple passed away at Cornerstone Nursing Home on Wednesday, July 11, 2012.
She was preceded in death by her husband, son, son-in-law, and a brother and sister.
Survivors include her daughter Rosalie Stefka of Caldwell, granddaughter Nancy Aulbaugh and husband Brian, and two great-granddaughters Ann Elise and Abby of Houston. Also, numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Temple Brethren Church, 2202 Birdcreek Dr., Temple, Texas 76502 or Scott & White Hospice
Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home – Temple, TX