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Gardina Vavra

January 5, 1920 — December 12, 2020

Rita community near Cooks Point

Vavra, Gardina Jannie, 100 of Caldwell passed away peacefully in Caldwell, Saturday, December 12, 2020. Services for Mrs. Gardina Vavra are set for Thursday, December 17, 2020 at the Strickland Funeral Home Chapel in Caldwell at 10:00 a.m. The Burial will follow in San Antonio Cemetery near Deanville. The Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 16, 2020 from Noon – 7:00 p.m. at the Strickland Funeral Home, the family will be present from 5-7:00p.m.

Gardina was born January 5, 1920 in the Rita Community near Cooks Point to parents Joe Kubena Jr. and Jannie (Blinka) Kubena.

Gardina married Edward Vavra June 19, 1937 this Union was blessed with 51 years of marriage until Mr. Vavra passed in 1988.

Mrs. Vavra was a hard worker she would help Edward with Ranching first at a Ranch in Roanoke, Tx. Owned by Golfer Byron Nelson Jr. then Feathercrest Farms in Kurten. After Edward retired Gardina started to work at Kellar Ladder & Chair Company until she retired in the early 70”s.

Her favorite hobbies included gardening, rose bushes, sewing, making kolaches, fishing and watching old time Westerns. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren when she could.

Mrs. Vavra is preceded by her Parents, her Husband Edward Vavra, and 5 brothers.

She is survived by her loving family, a daughter Gloria Prazak of Caldwell, Tx., by 2 granddaughters; Jennifer Armstrong and husband Mike, Melissa Leedy and boyfriend Troy Peterson and 4 greatgrandchildren; Austyn Pruett, Anastacia Solbakken, John Thomas “JT” Armstrong, and Jazmine Armstrong, by a great- great granddaughter, London Bridges and by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews and great great-great  nieces, and nephews and other relatives.

Arrangements under the direction of Strickland Funeral Homes.

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Service Schedule

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Thursday, December 17, 2020

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Strickland Funeral Home

530 TX-36, Caldwell, TX 77836

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