Vzpomínka na Effie
Kdo zná mé knížky o Texasu a o báječných českých krajanech,určitě četl o populární Efffie, velice aktivní ženě v krajanském dění,V minulých letech odešla za svým manželem Billem a čechotexaskými přáteli do jiné dimenze v požehnaném věku 87 let. Zde je zpráva přímo z Houstonu.
In Loving Memory of Effie Rosene
November 10, 1932 - May 12, 2019
Effie Marie Sojak Rosene passed away early Mother’s Day morning, May 12, 2019. She was born November 10, 1932 to Frank Sojak and Christine Lezak Sojak, Czechimmigrant farmers, in the Frydek/Simonton area of Texas. She grew up in the Rio Grande Valley with 15 brothers and sisters and graduated from Rio Hondo High School. She attended St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in Houston. She was working as a nurse at St. Joseph Hospital when she met the love of her life, Willard George (Bill) Rosene. They married in 1953,and they raised 3 daughters while she worked in both hospital and school settings. Deciding that she wanted to continue her education, she earned a Bachelors Degree in Nursing from St. Joseph College in Maine and a Masters in Health Care Administration from Texas Woman’s University in Houston. She eventually became Assistant Administrator of the Northwest unit of the Memorial Healthcare System in Houston.
Effie is survived by her husband of over 65 years, Bill, daughters Sherry Pierce and husband Lindsey, Cathy Anderson and husband Larry, and Christie Johnson and husband Eric, grandchildren Sarah Pierce, Matthew Anderson, Christopher Anderson and wife Mary, RoryJohnson and wife Alexis, and Eric Johnson, Jr., brothers Clem Sojak and wife Miki and Jim Sojak, sister Mary Gray, sister-in-law Dorothy Moore, cousins, nieces and nephews andnumerous friends both in the U.S. and in the Czech Republic, all of whom she thought of as family. Funeral service and burial will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Frydek, Texas on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 11 a.m. A celebration of her life will be held at the Czech Center Museum Houston on Friday, May 17, at 3PM. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Czech Center Museum Houston in Effie’s name.
Please keep her and the Rosene family in your hearts and prayers.
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