Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 6, 2013 at St. Patrick Catholic Church for Audrey Dean Kupec. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park.
Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Sunday evening in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with the family receiving friends and loved ones from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Mrs. Kupec, 93, of Lufkin, was born November 21, 1919 in Diana, TX, the daughter of the late Deborah Jane (Chadd) and James Albert Jones, and passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013 in a local hospital.
Mrs. Kupec was an active member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. She was a lifetime member of Ladies Auxilliary of the VFW and had been the president of Ladies Auxilliary of Royal Order of the Moose in Illinois. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her work and her family were her life. She was the owner of Audrey's Beauty Shop, where she formed many friendships. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Jan Kupec; daughter and son-in-law, Theresa and Danny Williamson; grandchildren, Mark Kupec and wife, Zandra, Chadd Greenville, Michele Duclos and husband, Robert, Melanie Williamson, Jennifer Williamson, Eric Kupec, Melissa Yates and husband, Jonathan; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; sister, Dorothy Morehead; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Kupec; brother and sister-in-law, Vernon and Gladys Jones; and brother-in-law, Bill Morehead.
Serving as pallbearers will be Elton Fenley, Elroy Edwards, Mike Birkelbach, Danny Anders, Bob McGee and Tinker Larabee.
Honorary pallbearers will be Stephen Bennefield, Joe Geraci, and Garland Picou.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be offered to Monastery of the Infant Jesus, 1501 Lotus Lane, Lufkin, TX 75901 or to a charity of your choice.
The family extends a special thank you to the caring staff of Castle Pines Health and Rehabilitation Center in Lufkin.
Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome.com
Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home