OBITUARY

Annette Kaye Proffer

24 November, 193922 April, 2021
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Annette Kaye (Kujawa) Proffer, 81 years young, of Coldspring, Texas graduated to Heaven on Thursday, April 22, 2021. She was born on November 24, 1939 in Houston, Texas to Lawrence and Irene (Engelbrecht) Kujawa.

A born educator, Annette started her formative years at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Elementary School in the first class educated in the school and a charter member of the Parish. She graduated from Incarnate Word Academy Catholic High School and continued on to her collegiate path. Annette majored in Education at the University of Houston and later obtained her Master’s Degree in Education from Sam Houston State University in 1988.

Annette touched countless students’ lives throughout her forty-four years as a teacher. Her early years in education were spent teaching for the Catholic School System of Houston-Galveston. The next seventeen years she had the privilege of going back to her own educational roots and taught at Saint Rose of Lima, her home Parish. Her last twenty-two years in the classroom took her to the Coldspring’s area for the Coldpring-Oakhurst Independent School District.

Annette, Charles, and Chuck moved to Coldpring in 1978, and have enjoyed a full life entertaining friends and family and making new friends in the community. After retiring in 2001, Annette spent many happy years enjoying her much-deserved retirement. She became an active member of the Texas Retired Teachers Association and supported the Coldspring Senior Citizen Group in any way she could. When not busy with those organizations, Annette could often be found tending to her gardens, entertaining numerous friends and family at her home on the lake and planning the next event for her Senior Citizen Group.

Greeting her in heaven on April 22nd was the love of her life, Charles, her beloved son, Chuck as well as her mother and father.

Her legacy will live on through her brothers, Steve Kujawa and wife Jackie, and Kenneth Kujawa and wife Peggy. She also leaves behind her nieces and nephews; Kevin Kujawa, Laurie Duran, Jonathan Kujawa and Cari Kujawa Nelson; as well as friends in education, former students and friends from the Senior Center.

Please join the family as they Celebrate Annette’s Life on Wednesday May 5th, 2021 at Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home 13102 North Freeway Houston, Texas 77060. Visitation will be held from 9am-11am and Service at 11am. Burial will immediately follow at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery. Please join the family for a Gathering in the Hospitality Room of the Funeral Home after the Service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Coldspring Senior Citizen Center http://www.seniorcitizens-sjc.org/. Please leave online condolence messages and memories of Annette at www.earthmanresthavenfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, 5 May , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, 5 May , 2021

  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, 5 May , 2021

  • Gathering of Friends and Family

    Wednesday, 5 May , 2021

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Kevin Kujawa

27 April 2021

Instead of sending flowers, Aunt Annette would rather you donate to the Senior Citizen Center that was so much a part of her life:

http://www.seniorcitizens-sjc.org/

Donna Reeh

27 April 2021

Annette was such a beautiful, loving, caring woman. I will always remember her for her gentle, soft spokenness and for the love she always conveyed, especially to her family! 💜 Peace and Love to those who knew and loved her best. May you be forever blessed with cherished memories!

Rhonda Dewalt

27 April 2021

Ms. Proffer was one of the best teachers I ever had. After more than twenty years, she looked at me and knew my name. The knowledge you gave us will help keep your memory alive. Forever in my heart❣

Jerry/Harry Cunningham

26 April 2021

Way back about 40 years ago, in about 1981, a dumbazze yankee, one who did not know his arse from a fire ant hill, moved to Texas, looking for work. That Yankee is me. I count it as one of my wife & I's greatest blessings that we met the Proffer Family - Charles, Annette, and Chuck. Each were their own special person, and together they made their home , and by extension - Lake Livingston - a welcoming place for one and all. For me, living for the weekend meant going up the Lake for Fishing, Boating, and Fun. To me, 'Texas-sized Hospitality' was epitomized by the Proffers. They never ceased to be kind, helpful and patient, with this befuddled Yankee, fond of doing stupid things.
Charlie was a prince among men, what a man should be, someone who mastered the natural world around him, and who was the first to help, and the last to complain. We used to tease him for drinking 'a girl's beer', Miller Lite, but now we see he was ahead of his time.
The words in Chuck's obituary, 'Gone Too Soon,' pretty much sum it up. I still remember the bemused look Chuck as a teenager would have, coming home to a houseful of loud and clumsy people. He clearly was a thoughtful young man, one not given to loud boasting, but rather possessing his mother's understated insight and wisdom. I always wondered what it must have been like, bringing a date home as a young man, and having to run the gauntlet of Steve, Mike, John, Dave, and Harry. Charlie was generally up and down with the sun, so he missed much of the after-dark shenanigans.
And this brings me to Annette. What a unique, big-hearted, loving person. Her kindness, her wisdom, her insight, and yes, her wicked sense of humor, lit up any room she was in. There are too many stories of her innate goodness to share here, but I hope to, soon. She was a real blessing to all who knew her, and she will be sorely, slorely missed. Requiesce In Pace

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