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Margaret Mary Haskovec

Sunday, August 1, 2021
Margaret Mary Haskovec

Margaret Mary Haskovec, better known as “Granny” passed away peacefully on July 23, 2021, with her family by her side.

She was born August 27, 1932, to Bob and Annie Gerich, the eldest of 10 children. Growing up she worked on the farm picking cotton and helping take care of her brothers and sisters. She attended Telico Public School and graduated from St. John High School. Afterwards she and her sister Victoria moved to the big city “Dallas” to pursue her career in banking. On May 24, 1952, she married John Milton Haskovec and made their home in Ennis. The union brought them their one and only, Diana, into their Loving family.

She was a very devoted worker and because she couldn’t sit still worked up to three jobs at the same time. During her career she worked for Lone Star Gas in Ennis for 40 years during which time she obtained her Associated degree from Navarro Jr. College. She worked part-time at McDonalds as a party hostess for many years. She also worked part-time at Baylor Hospital in Ennis and Waxahachie pursuing her passion to help people for 30 plus years, finally retiring at the age of 79.

Her grandchildren were always her pride and joy. She was always actively involved int their lives, basically as their second mother. She loved working in her backyard garden; A love she continued, in her four-wheeled walker, until this past year. She enjoyed baking, sewing, singing, traveling, talking on the phone, and just staying busy. She sang in the Czech and Church choir for many years. She could be found daily walking around Ennis, WalMart, and enjoying a cup of coffee with friends at McDonalds. She loved being around people, helping everyone, and always rooting for the under-dog.

She is survived by daughter, Diana and husband, James Colunga; granddaughter, Kristina Weir; grandson, Kory Krueger, and great-grandson, Hayden Weir.

She was an active member and supporter of St. John’s Nepomucene Church in Ennis, Catholic Daughters, Golden Crusaders, SPJST, and KJZT.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 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 was held on Thursday, July 29, 2021, at 10 a.m. in the St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church. Interment followed in St. Joseph Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your favorite charity in memory of her.