Mildred Matocha

Services for Mildred Matocha will be 10 a.m. Saturday, April 9, at St. Monica’s Catholic Church.
Burial will follow in the St. Monica’s Catholic Cemetery. Rosary will be held 7 p.m. Friday, April 8, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home.
Mildred Adeline Michalka Matocha was born April 11, 1923 to Ralph Michalka and Ida Schreiber Michalka in Cameron. She graduated from Yoe High School, attended business college in Austin and was employed in the office of the county tax assessor-collector.
She later went to Washington D.C. on civil service work for 18 months before returning home to work at the ration board. She then went to work for the Railroad Commission for 20 years
She married Paul Matocha June 10, 1945 at St. Monica’s Catholic Church.
Her Catholic faith has always been a big part of her life as evidenced by her many years of service to the church. In Austin, she was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church at its beginning. She served on the parish school board, nine years as its chairman. She was School Commissioner of the Parish Council and lifetime member of the Home and School Executive Board. She was a minister of the cup, member and past officer of the Woman’s Club, Crusaders and co-chairman of Fun Fest. She taught CCD six years as a teacher and was the director of the fourth grade teachers. She was the first female president of the Pastoral council and also served on the building fund for the parish.
She and her husband, Paul, worked with the men’s garage sale for many years.
Her fellow St. Louis parishioners said she had the mind of a computer that remembers everything that enters it. She was thoughtful, supportive, dependable, concerned, appreciative, objective conscientious, hardworking friendly, organized, a good manager when she was in charge and follows directions when she wasn’t.
When she and Paul moved to Cameron, she became involved at St. Monica’s, serving on the Pastoral Council and was active in the ladies society.
She is preceded in death by her brother, James Michalka and her sister, LaVerne Michalka Mangum.
She is survived by her children Lynda Matocha Knoche of Richmond and husband, Arnold; Gary Paul Matocha of Spring and wife, Cinde; David James Matocha of Austin and wife, Vanessa; Nancy Ann Matocha of Bastrop; Kevin Joseph Matocha of Houston and wife, Sarah; and her grandchildren Diane Elizabeth Knoche of Houston, Cpt. Gary Daniel Matocha, US. Army, Ft. Hood, Dustin Matocha and wife, LaurenAshley; Laina Christine Matocha of Spring; Kirby Lynn Matocha, of Houston; Peyton Joseph Matocha of Houston; and Zachary Jordan Reynolds of Houston; and her sister, Patricia Michalka Brister of Houston.