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In Memory of

Alice Jean Gawrylowicz

March 30, 1932 - September 10, 2016

Obituary


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Alice Jean Gawrylowicz, passed away peacefully on September 10, 2016 at the age of 84. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved to laugh. Born in Nebraska, she eventually met her soul mate Henry Gawrylowicz in 1950’s Indiana and they married two years later. Henry’s family welcomed her without question and with unconditional love. Thus began their adventure, living in several different states across the country and building a future together. In 1968 they welcomed David, the first of two children, and in 1969 Amy made a...

GAWRYLOWICZ





Alice Jean Gawrylowicz, passed away peacefully on September 10, 2016 at the age of 84. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved to laugh. Born in Nebraska, she eventually met her soul mate Henry Gawrylowicz in 1950’s Indiana and they married two years later. Henry’s family welcomed her without question and with unconditional love. Thus began their adventure, living in several different states across the country and building a future together. In 1968 they welcomed David, the first of two children, and in 1969 Amy made a family of four.





As a mother, there was none better. For every school play, dance recital, holiday presentation, band concert, sporting event, birthday, graduation, marriage, divorce and birth, Alice was always there for her children. She bandaged scrapes and boo-boos; managed broken arms and backs with gashes and stitches. Like a mother lion, she bravely rescued both kids from barking dogs who had chased David through the yard and had Amy up in a tree. She was always there to listen and never judged; she guided her children, but let them make their own mistakes and never once uttered “I told you so.”





Alice loved art, music and literature and her tastes in all were eclectic. In the 1970’s, she enrolled in the University of Houston to pursue her passion in art and each year her talent grew. She created charcoal drawings, oil paintings and prints. She loved being creative; sewing, quilting and cooking. Saturday was always homemade spaghetti and garlic bread night.





Alice was extremely happy to have Debbie (wife of David) and Jim (husband of Amy) in her life and her children’s lives. She loved her four grandchildren (Julie, Will, Grace, and Mason) with all her heart. She beamed with pride at every accomplishment and bragged about them to anyone who would listen. They brought her smiles and laughter at every visit, phone call and card made or sent. She will always be with them in the place that matters most, their hearts





Alice was Henry’s best friend and he hers. They had a beautiful life together – one many can only dream of. Their life had the normal ups and downs but it was filled with laughter, conversation, crossword puzzles, travel, companionship and love. Alice was wonderfully kind and considerate, always putting everyone else before herself. While we will miss her every single day, we will remember her as she would want us to….smiling down on her beautiful family and knowing, she made a difference in each life she touched. And did I mention…she loved to laugh.





Rest in peace dear wife, mother and grandmother. You are loved beyond words.





Forever,



Henry, David, Amy, Debbie, Jim, Julie, Will, Grace and Mason.





In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org.