Holubec, Ursula I.

March 20, 1934 - March 26, 2016

Ursula Holubec, age 82, of Plano, TX, passed away on March 26, 2016 following a chronic illness.

She was born to Willie and Erna Koch in Orange Grove, TX. After graduating from Orange Grove High School, she joined the Womens Army Corps (WACs) and proudly served until meeting and later marrying John E. Holubec on July 31, 1954. They had four children, Deborah, Ted, Jerry and Karen and eventually settled in San Antonio, TX. John and Ursula were married 56 yrs.

Ursula always had her hands full with taking care of the kids, the household and working full time at USAA insurance. They were members of St. Pius Catholic X Church. After working twenty-five years at USAA Insurance Company, she retired. She and John, who had retired earlier, then moved to Harwood and later Gonzales, TX to live. They loved living on a thirty-three acre farm with a small garden and a few cattle to tend.  Her time was divided among maintaining her flower gardens and canning summer vegetables and making jams and jellies. They were active members of St. James Catholic Community. Ursula was a member of the Catholic Daughters and Altar Society organizations and regularly volunteered to clean and maintain the sacristy. She and husband, John, served as election judge and election clerk around election time and she continued her patriotic duty through being a member and later treasurer of the American Legion Auxiliary. In addition she was an active member and vice president at one time in the Gonzales Hospital Auxiliary.  In 2005, she won runner up in the Conservation Homemaker division in the Texas Soil and Water Conservation program. The Awards Banquet was held in Victoria, TX. The winners for the various awards were selected from 52 counties in Central and South Texas.  She was nominated due to her being involved in so many organizations that touched so many peoples’ lives. Lastly she also belonged to a reading club to discuss the ‘book of the month’ as she always loved to read. She enjoyed her monthly Bunco club and 42 Domino club.

After husband, John, passed away in 2010, she relocated to Plano, TX to be closer to family. Ursula enjoyed living and interacting with the residents at Preston Place Apt community and participating in apt community activities such as bingo, chair aerobics, and chair volleyball. (Ursula LOVED playing volleyball when she was in high school)

Faith, family, fellowship, the community and our country remained an all-encompassing life for Ursula. She was a very spirited woman that generously offered herself to help others. Her survivors include: Her brother, Werner Koch and his wife, Donna, Children: Dr. Deborah Holubec and husband, Gary Howard,  Dr. Jerry Holubec and wife, Lisa, Dr. Karen Holubec-Sorsby and husband, Blair Sorsby, and Dr. Ted Holubec. Grandchildren/ Great grandchildren: Kristen Bagnall  Dunn and husband, Jonathan  and their son, Ryan, and daughter, Natalie, Kevin Bagnall and wife Josephine,  Bradley Holubec, Ashley Holubec Chambers and husband, Clay and their sons Drake, and Anson.

Mass and memorial service will be held at Prince of Peace Catholic Community, 5100 W. Plano Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093 Saturday April 16, 2016 at 12:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to “Memorial Hospital Auxiliary- Scholarship Fund”, ℅ Irene Oakes, P.O. Box 587, Gonzales, TX 78629.

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252

20 replies on “Holubec, Ursula I.”

Werner and Donna Koch says:

Ursula was very special to both of us and to everyone who knew her. She always put the needs of others first. We will miss her spirit and cheerful outlook.

Deborah Holubec says:

Dear Mom,
You taught us so much! I will miss you!! Say hi to grandma and grandpa, dad, and Jim!! Love you!

Betty Brumley says:

The most wonderful and caring person I know. She was always so kind and positive and saw the good in everyone. I will miss her kind smile. She is now with John, so she can rest in peace.

Jerry Holubec says:

Mom, You expected us to do the best we could do. Four children. Four physicians. You did your job. It is now time to make your date with dad to go dancing! We will meet very soon across the river in the Promised Land. Hugs and Kisses. Jerry

Marilyn Haverlah Thompson says:

Ursula was always so kind & accepting. Many friends and family could show up all at once and she would be there with open arms to welcome everyone. She always made us feel like family. She and John would always take time for church no matter who was at the house as guests. I will miss her but she is now at peace in the loving arms of our Lord.

Verda H Blome says:

Ursula you were one of my best friends. Enjoyed our meeting at the Auxiliary, but especially all the time we spent enjoying lunch or dinner so very often. My deepest sympathy to all of the family members. Your loss will forever be mine also. Rest in peace my good friend.

Dorothy & Jim Worthing says:

When we had our farm in Harwood Ursula & I would sit on the porch while John & Jim would be at the barn enjoying each others company or playing 42. It was a pleasure to be around two special friends who brought fresh vegetables for our shared meals together. We treasure the many special weekends we shared together. We miss them.

Jerry Holubec says:

Mom, You did a great job. Make your date with dad and go dancing. We will all meet very soon across the river in the Promised Land. Hugs and kisses. Jerry

Jeanette Braesicke says:

Ursula, was a very Special individual. I had the pleasure of knowing her when she worked at USAA. We were desk mates…she always had the most positive outlook on life. She was always so proud of her children. God Bless her.5504

Ann Garman says:

My sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. You are a favorite doctor of mine, Dr. Deb

Tim Mc Hugh says:

“If the whole world were put into one scale,and my mother the other, the whole world would kick the beam.” – Lord Langdale

Norma LeBlanc says:

Ursula was a wonderful lady who I had the pleasure & honor of knowing! I know she and her loving husband John are now together for eternity! God Bless your family always, Love Norma

Delores and Mike Chambers (Parents of Clay Chambers) says:

We only knew her for a short time, but were amazed by her zest for life and her commitment to God, family and community. Our deepest sympathy to the entire family.

Glynn Dale says:

The most wonderful and caring person I know. She was always so kind and positive and saw the good in everyone. I will miss her kind smile and her loving hugs when she would come to see us. We will miss her on our Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners, we enjoyed her times with us after the Passing of John. She will be sorely missed by our hole family.

Yvonne Avila says:

My mother(God rest her soul) and I met Ursula(God rest her soul) and Karen while traveling in 2000 to Egypt. Immediately a beautiful friendship developed. I thought Ursula was such beautiful person inside and out. We all would spend breakfast together and then go sight seeing daily. Ursula and my mother would talk away while me and Karen did the same. I will never forget the kindness they brought into our lives that year and how it continues. And now I have such wonderful memories. Thank you God for placing Ursula and her daughter into my life. God bless the family during this difficult time. But deep inside I know Ursula is pain free and enjoying her time with her husband up in heaven.

Lana Dalston says:

Many fond memories of Aunt Ursula and family get together ers at Canyon Lake,, Thanksgivings, and Barbecues at the Farm. I can still remember her infectious laugh and big wide smile. May she rest in peace. My condolences to all of you, Debbie, jerry, Ted and Karen.

John & Marie says:

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Nellie, Sabrina & Guenther Strunk says:

Dear Ursula.
When I first met you thirty years ago I knew you were a special person. You welcomed me not just into your home and welcomed Nellie & Sabrina like your own years later. Part of you will continue to grow in our garden and have a special place in our hearts. You are with John now, together forever.

Nellie & Guenther Strunk says:

Dear Ursula.
When I first met you more than thirty years ago I knew you where a special person with a good heart. You welcomed me and later Nellie and Sabrina not just into your home but also your family. Part of you will continue to be with us as it grows in our garden and so will you always have a special place in our hearts.
You are reunited with John now, together forever.

Deidra D. Voigt says:

My deepest condolences to the Holubec family. So many of us have missed Ursula since she moved to the Dallas area. She always had a wonderful smile and a big hug for everyone! She and I loved to laugh, so you know we hit it off quick. Serious conversations of current events were always included however all were too far between – I treasured each time we were able to visit; she could share so much knowledge in such a short time. I know her and John are dancing their heels off now. Blessings to you all, she was so proud of each of you. Deidra Voigt, Gonzales Texas

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