obit: Victoria "Vicki" Myers Walla
VICTORIA MYERS WALLA, of Katy, Texas, died on February 5, 2013, of complications from diabetes and neuropathy.
She was known as "Vicki" to all her friends and was born on October 17, 1942. She was a gracious, fun-loving individual who enjoyed life to its fullest whenever or however the opportunity presented itself. Vicki's greatest joys in life were her church, her family, music, fishing and the beach at Galveston.
She was one of the first female Eucharist Ministers in the Galveston-Houston Diocese. She was the folk mass choir leader at her church in Houston and Katy. She graduated from St. Agnes Academy and attended Our Lady of the Lake College. She was a member of the KJT and KJZT fraternals.
During her lifetime, she was active with her children in school activities, the Katy FFA, refereed high school volleyball and also found time to teach guitar and swimming lessons.
Vicki was preceded in death by her parents, Russel and Edith Myers and two of her children, Joseph "Joey" Walla and Rebecca "Becky" Walla Hill.
She is survived by her husband of fifty-one years, Jacob J. Walla; a son, Russel J. Walla and wife Shannon; and one daughter, Laura Anne Walla; together with numerous grandchildren, nephews and nieces. She is also survived by her brother, Richard Myers and wife Mary of Fort Worth, Texas; and her brother, John Myers and wife Marilyn of Lexington, Kentucky.
She was the first administrative employee of the Katy Community Hospital and worked there as a Medical Staff Coordinator and later at Cigna Insurance Company as a Provider Relations Manager until her disability retirement.
The family would like to thank the staff at Memorial Hermann and Kindred Hospitals for the skilled care and thoughtfulness provided during her extended illness.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials or remembrances be made to Katy Christian Ministries, or to your church or charity of your choice.
Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Thursday, February 7, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with vigil services to follow at the Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel, in Katy. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 8, 2013, at the St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, 5356 Eleventh Street, Katy, with Rev. Fernando Anaya-Maida, Celebrant. A graveside service will follow at 3:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Ellinger, Fayette County, Texas.
Condolences may be expressed at www.SchmidtFuneralHome.net.
Published in Houston Chronicle on February 7, 2013