Georgia (Svoboda) Valerian
Georgia (Svoboda) Valerian was born August 19, 1926 on a farm in Wallis, Texas. She was the daughter of Clara (Uhyrek) and Mike Svoboda. She attended Guardian Angel Catholic School up to the eighth grade. She would earn her GED later in life.
During World War II, Georgia started writing letters to local men overseas and met one soldier, Henry Valerian that would win her heart. They fell in love through the many letters they shared throughout the war. Henry and Georgia Valerian would marry August 12, 1946 and were married 48 years until his passing in 1994.
They would have five children, Lawrence, Charlene, Henry, Judith and Patrick. After raising a house full of children, she also worked in the cafeteria at Hudgins Elementary in Fulshear, Texas till she retired. During her free time, she and Henry would dance the night away with the Wallis Dance Club. She was an active member of American Legion Auxiliary, Catholic Daughters Court Queen of Angels and the KJZT. On Wednesday nights, she could be found working in the kitchen for Guardian Angel Parish Bingo.
At the time of her death, Georgia was 89 years old. She passed away April 25, 2016 in Katy, Texas. Georgia will be reunited in the heavenly kingdom with her husband Henry, daughter Charlene, her parents, Mike and Clara Svoboda, brother Bill Svoboda and numerous other relatives and friends. She will be lovingly be remembered by her children, Lawrence Valerian and his wife Joanne of Fulshear, Henry Valerian and wife Mary Ann of Stafford, Judy Zapalac and husband Ricky of Orchard, Patrick Valerian and wife Ann, son-in-law, Richard Brietzke, all from Sugarland, eleven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, her sister Dorothy Sowa, brother Henry Joe Svoboda, and two sister-in-laws, Virginia Verm and Irene Svoboda, and two cats, Sheesha and Foophie.
Funeral Services, Thursday, April 28, 2016, 10:00 am at Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Wallis. Interment in the Guardian Angel Cemetery. Knesek Funeral Home in Wallis in charge of arrangements. www.knesekfuneralhome.com.