Viola Brietzke, 85, left this world to be with her heavenly father on August 22, 2012 in Houston, Texas surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 18, 1927 to William Daniel and Fannie Elizabeth Lee in Wadsworth, Texas. Coming from a family of eight children, Viola knew the value of hard work. She ran a small day care center from her home for 25 years. The passions in Viola’s life were God, family, and her beautiful yard. She was a member of the Legion of Mary for over 40 years.
Preceding her in death were her parents: William and Fannie Lee, 3 brothers: William (Happy), John Henry, and Charles Burton Lee, and 2 sisters: Florence Bell and Gladys Averitt. She leaves behind her 2 brothers: Edward and Bryan Lee, her 4 children Herbert Brietzke of Katy, Elizabeth and John LaFour of Van Vleck, Gerald and Peggy Brietzke of Bay City, and Debbie Brietzke of Bay City, 6 grandchildren: Jason Brietzke, Erica Tristan, Angel Miller, Jason Findley, Amber Stunz, and Johnathan Brietzke, and 11 great grandchildren.
A rosary will be recited at 6:30 PM Friday, August 24, 2012 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. The mass will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be: John LaFour, William Lee, Jeff Miller, Daniel Pena, Tony Pena, and Jerry Werlla. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Legion of Mary.