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Dorothy Bourke

November 9, 1928 — April 5, 2015

Dorothy Bourke

Dorothy Lee Davis Bourek Mother of Amy Vacula of West Point, TX
Born November 9,1928
Died April 5,2 2015

Dorothy Lee Davis Bourek, age 86 of Schulenburg, TX went to be with her Lord and Savior Easter Sunday April 5, 2015. Funeral service will be officiated by Rev. John Pflug Jr. at First Presbyterian Church of Winnsboro, TX this Saturday April 11, @ 1:30pm. The church is located @ 301 S. Walnut in the city of Winnsboro. Following the service there will be a reception at the church. Later the gravesite service will be held at the Quitman cemetery in Quitman, TX @ 3:45 or 4pm.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her son, Joseph William (Bill) Bourek, her daughter Vicki Lynn Bourek Francoeur and her husband Paul William Bourek. She is survived by her sister Corinne Robertson and brother-in-law Bill Robertson. She is also survived by her daughter Hazel Kathleen (Kathi) Bourek Yoshii and daughter Amy Christine Bourek Vacula, sons-in-laws Dennis Vacula and Robert Francoeur.

She is also survived by her grandchildren Thomas Bourek, Guy Bourek, Adam Janes and his wife Ann, Lauran Janes Lambert and her husband Evan, Benjamin Vacula and his wife Veronica and Dorothy Vacula. Two step-grandchildren Jean Paul Francoeur and Jason Francoeur survive her. Her great grandchildren Alister Janes, Maia Lambert, Madeline, Olivia, Gabriel and Claire Vacula and step-great grandchildren Julian, Sofia, Ethan and Bella Francoeur, plus many nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was born in Lincoln County Oklahoma November 9, 1928. She was the daughter of Henry Davis and Hazel Kughn Davis. She met her Beloved Paul Bourek in the First Presbyterian Church of Stillwater, OK. They married June 1, 1948.

Dorothy and Paul both graduated from Oklahoma State in Stillwater, OK in 1948. Shortly after they married and moved to Denton, TX her husband Paul received his masters degree in Music at the University of North Texas. Later they moved to Garland, TX. Dorothy received her masters degree from Southern Methodist University SMU in Liberal Arts. They both taught school in the Garland Independent School district for many years. After retirement they moved to Quitman, TX and taught part time in the Quitman Independent School District.

Dorothy Bourek was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother to her family. She was a devout Christian and deeply involved in her church at First Presbyterian Church of Garland and Winnsborro, TX. She taught Sunday school, sang in the church choir and had been an active Deacon and Elder in her church life. Dorothy loved art, classical music and dancing. She was well read and had many interests. All four of her children would say their mother was always a stimulating conversationalist.

If you had ever asked Dorothy Bourek how she was doing, she would say, "I'm in pretty good shape for the shape I'm in." She continued to keep affirming and singing "I Like Life!" even when facing great adversity. Rest in Peace Beloved Dorothy as you go and live with the Lord you so love.

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