Memory Gardens Funeral Home & Cemetery

8200 Old Brownsville Road, Corpus Christi, TX


Dorothy Fabrygel Pavelka

4 febrero , 19253 mayo , 2019

On May 3rd Dorothy Fabrygel Pavelka went to be with the lord. She was 94 years old and born in Violet TX on February 4th 1925 and grew up on a farm.

She attended Violet school and graduated from Robstown High School. She was an active farmer’s wife and worked in the fields alongside him. She played in the original Pavelka Band and loved to dance. She loved to travel and made many quilts for her children, grandchildren, and friends. Dorothy is proceeded in death by her parents: Joe and Vlasta Fabrygel; her husband of 56 years, Willie G. Pavelka and her sister, Ruby (Ed) Albrecht.

She is survived by her brother, Don (Sally) Fabrygel; twin daughters, Joyce (Otto) Danysh and Wylma (Michael) Avant; grandchildren, Matt Danysh, Mandy (Justin) Boone, William (Angela) Avant, Glenis Carrera, and Willie Danysh; as well as nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Memory Gardens on Old Brownsville Road on Wednesday May 8th from 9:30 to 10 am, followed by the services at 10 am. Interment will be at Memorial Park in Robstown immediately following the services. Pallbearers will be Matt Danysh, William Avant, Justin Boone, Hunter Boone, Jerry Pavelka, and David Lewis. Honorary Pallbearers, Don and Sally Fabrygel.

Special thanks to the nurses and caregivers: Adriana Ramirez, Maria De Jesus Rivera, Lupita Rodriguez and Del Cielo Hospice team for all their love and support.


  • Don (Sally) Fabrygel, Brother
  • Joyce (Otto) Danysh and Wylma (Michael) Avant, Twin daughters
  • Matt Danysh, Grandchild
  • Mandy (Justin) Boone, Grandchild
  • William (Angela) Avant, Grandchild
  • Glenis Carrera, Grandchild
  • Willie Danysh, Grandchild
  • Joe and Vlasta Fabrygel, Parents (deceased)
  • Willie G. Pavelka, Husband (deceased)
  • Ruby (Ed) Albrecht, Sister (deceased)
  • Mrs. Pavelka also leaves nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews to cherish her memory.

  • Matt Danysh, Active
  • William Avant, Active
  • Justin Boone, Active
  • Hunter Boone, Active
  • Jerry Pavelka, Active
  • David Lewis, Active
  • Don Fabrygel, Honorary
  • Sally Fabrygel, Honorary


  • Visitation miércoles, 8 mayo , 2019
  • Funeral Service miércoles, 8 mayo , 2019
  • Interment miércoles, 8 mayo , 2019


Dorothy Fabrygel Pavelka


Jo Ann Nelson

6 mayo , 2019

Aunt Dot
I am going to miss our daily calls. They meant so much to me. You were and are a very special aunt and lady. I know you are happy in heaven with Uncle Bill.
Till we meet again in heaven, so long and love you .

Robert Pavelka

6 mayo , 2019

Aunt Dorothy, you were very special to me. We talked almost every week, laughed and joked. I will miss you so much. Glad you were my favorite Aunt and I'll see you again one day. Rest in peace.

Evie Divin

6 mayo , 2019

Dot , you were and still are so special to our family here in Hitchcock ,Texas . We will miss all your cards and letters that you have sent us through out the years always keeping us updated with the family goings on . YOU will forever be missed by all family members ..You definitely are the MEANING of FAMILY ..LOVE NEVER FADES !