Gustine Marak Vickery passed away Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Providence Hospice Place.
Gustine was born in Bomarton, Texas on August 4, 1925 to August & Mary Marak, descendents of Czech immigrants. After graduating from Bomarton High School, Gustine attended Our Lady of Victory college in Fort Worth for one year. Gustine decided to become a nurse and moved to Waco where she attended Baylor University and Providence Hospital School of Nursing.
She married Robert Dale Vickery in 1945 after his discharge from the Navy during WWII, a union which lasted for 63 years until Robert passed away in 2008. Bob and Gustine’s favorite past time was ballroom dancing. Gustine was a member of St Louis Catholic church since its inception in 1968, having attended St Mary’s prior to that time.
Internment followed next to her husband at Oakwood Cemetery. Family will celebrate her life at a later date.
Gustine is survived by her son Ronald of Tucson, 5 grandchildren (Tiffany Orsak, Lara Gough, Eden McClelland, Shawn Vickery, and Robin Vickery) and 5 great grand children (Sam Orsak, Stevie Orsak, Shamus Gough, Jackson McClelland, and Ella McClelland). Gustine’s other son Larry Vickery predeceased her in 2001.
Memorials to: St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tn 38105 or charity of choice.