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Evelyn Trochta Thompson

     Evelyn Trochta Thompson, 92, of Ganado, went to be with the Lord on April 19, 2022. She was born in El Campo, Texas to John and Frances Mozisek Trochta on February 6, 1930. Evelyn grew up with her two brothers and three sisters, one of which was her twin. She graduated from El Campo High School in 1948. She married her beloved husband, Howard Thompson, on April 8, 1967. They were married for 55 years.

    Rice Marketing Association of Ganado employed Evelyn for 30 years as a secretary and bookkeeper.

    After retiring, she enjoyed doing cross word puzzles, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. She also enjoyed baking and was well known for her famous chocolate sheet cakes.

    Evelyn’s life was centered around her faith, family, and friends. She was a faithful and active member of First Baptist Church of Ganado for 70 years. Keeping the nursery and meeting the church ladies for Sunday school were two of her favorite things to do. She lived her faith by helping others.

    Her greatest joy was her family. Left to cherish her memory are her husband Howard Thompson and two daughters, Sandy Prochaska (Timmy) and Pam Skalicky of Ganado. Shana Reyna (Gilbert), Brandi Ritz (Blake), Kacey Cultra (Creed) and Tyson Skalicky, her grandkids, all lovingly referred to her as Me-Maw.

    She was also blessed with four great grandchildren: Kennedy and Conner Ritz, Sofia Reyna, and Hollyn Cultra. Me-Maw had an abounding love for and commitment to her entire family. She was a sweet lady with a big heart. She was a caring friend to many and a blessing to all. She will be dearly missed by everyone who knew her because of her loving kindness and giving spirit.

    She is preceded in death by her parents, John, and Frances Trochta; her twin sister Dorothy Pospisil, and twin sisters Annabelle Cornelson and Emmadale Mc Donald; brothers Jerome Trochta and Johnnie Trochta all of El Campo; and son-in-law Don Skalicky of Ganado.

    Visitation was on April 21, 2022. Pastor Ryan Carpenter officiated the funeral service at First Baptist Church of Ganado immediately after the visitation. Interment followed at the Ganado City Cemetery under the direction of Russell Todish of the Ganado Funeral Home.

    Pallbearers were Tyson Skalicky, Conner Ritz, Timmy Prochaska, Gilbert Reyna, Creed Cultra, Blake Ritz, and Richie Kerzee.

    The family would like to gratefully acknowledge the kind and compassionate care provided to our Me-Maw Evelyn by the staff and care givers of Grow in Grace, Crown Hospice and Dr. John Mc Neill.

    Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Ganado at P.O. Box 385, Ganado, Texas 77962.

Jackson County Herald Tribune

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