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Carolyn Nekuza Jurik


2246001Carolyn Nekuza Jurik, 99, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Friday, September 20, 2013. Carolyn was born in Bardwell, Texas on May 2, 1914 to Charles (Charlie) S. and Frances (Haskovec) Nekuza. She grew up in Bardwell and graduated from Bardwell High School in 1930 where she was a star basketball player. She was offered a basketball scholarship to Trinity University. On April 16, 1938 she married Willie C. Jurik and they made their home in Bardwell until 1981 when she moved to Ennis after the death of her husband. She worked on the family farm until 1981, for Ellen’s Dress Shop, H & H Gifts and Hardware and the Wright Shop. She was a member of the St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, served as President of the PTA at the Bardwell School. She was president of the Mother’s Club for St. John School and was a member of the KJZT #16. She loved to Polka and was a member of the Polka Club and never missed a Polka Festival. She was big fan of the Mollie B show. She also loved playing dominos with her friends every Friday night. She is survived by daughters: Joyce Plasek and her husband, Ed Plasek of Ennis and Nancy Jurik and her husband, Gray Cavender of Tempe, Arizona; two grandchildren: David Plasek and Kelly Falkenbach and three great-grandchildren: Kara Estrada, Scott Falkenbach and Kaden Plasek. She is preceded in death by her husband Willie C. Jurik on February 23, 1981, one brother, E.R. (Nick) Nekuza and one sister, Florence Vitovsky. Visitation will be on Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis with Rosary at 7 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will take place on Monday, September 23, 2013 at 10 a.m. in the St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church with Father John Dick as celebrant. Pallbearers will be David Plasek, Scott Falkenbach, Kaden Plasek, Ceasar (JR) Estrada, Tom Bush, Ernest Plasek, Michael Hickman and Danny Slovacek. Interment will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery of Ennis under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc. www.jekeevermortuary.com

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