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
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