PAMPA, Texas — Juanita Marie Woydziak Brower died Dec. 16 in Oklahoma City, Okla. Mrs. Brower was born Sept. 1, 1936, in Hoisington, to Arsenius and Mathilda Woydziak. She attended St. Joseph’s elementary school in Beaver. Her freshman and sophomore years she attended Sacred Heart Academy in Wichita, and graduated high school in Hoisington in 1954. She married Bobby Lindsey Brower on Jan. 17, 1955 in Beaver. He preceded her in death on Sept. 20, 2002 after 48 years of marriage. She moved to Alex, Oklahoma in 1960, then to Beaver, Okla. in 1961 where she resided until 1973 before moving to Moore, Okla. In 1976, she and Bob moved to Pampa, Texas.
A woman of many talents that she freely shared with others. A love of God and a faith so deep that it permeated every aspect of her daily life. She opened her heart and home to all. Her table was never too crowded to squeeze in an unexpected guest. An Angel with a kind word, a ready smile, a genuine laugh, and arms wide open to welcome anyone and everyone. Hugs and kisses generously bestowed on all especially her precious grandchildren. She was always willing to try something new and push for all of us to do the same. She was always looking for ways to make people feel good, needed, and loved. She was a role model to all she came in contact with and was a mom and mimi to many. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and will truly be missed by all who knew her.
She was an active member of St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church where she was involved in many ministries such as the Women’s Altar Society, Women of the Cloth, her prayer group, and the Elizabeth Ministries. She was active in the Amarillo Diocese ACTS Community, the TDCJ Rufe Jordan Unit Prison Ministry, Kyros and the Queen Bunko group. Over the past 30 years she had held the positions of Youth Director, secretary, and Religious Education Director at St. Vincent’s Catholic Church. In addition, she enjoyed connecting with others through selling Avon over the years in the community.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Trimble and husband Jeff of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Janice Miner and husband Jimmy of Pampa, Texas; two sons, Rick Brower and wife Vicki of Missouri City, Texas and Roy Brower and wife Patti of Moore, Okla.; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Bernard and James Woydziak; and by a grandson, Roy Leon Brower, Jr.
Vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, at St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church with Father Francisco Perez, pastor of St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church in Pampa, Texas officiating. Burial will be at the Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors. Memorials are suggested to BSA Hospice of Pampa, 600 N. Tyler, Amarillo, Texas 79107; ACTS Community, c/o St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1200 S. Washington, Amarillo, Texas 79102; or St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 810 W. 23rd Avenue, Pampa, Texas 79065. Sign the online register book at www.carmichael-whatley.com.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors**
600 N. Ward
Pampa, TX 79065
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Dec. 20, 2011