Henrietta M. Haessly
February 13, 1938 – December 3, 2018
Henrietta M. Haessly, age 80, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 3, 2018, in Spring, Texas. “Henri” was born February 13, 1938, in Granger, Texas, to Henry V. and Elizabeth (Vrana) Marek. Growing up she loved to read, was on the varsity basketball team, and as the oldest of seven, she helped raise her siblings. After graduating Valedictorian of Granger High School in 1955, Henrietta decided to explore life beyond the farm, attending the University of Texas as well as travelling with friends to Acapulco, Mexico City and the New York World's Fair. While living in Dallas, Texas, Henrietta met the love of her life, John Haessly from Cleveland, Ohio. They were married in her hometown of Granger, Texas on October 28, 1967.
Henrietta loved meeting new people, and her warmth and friendly manner endeared her to many throughout her life including family, neighbors, fellow church goers and anyone interested in politics. In 2004, Henrietta was elected to serve as a delegate at the Republican national convention, and attended the inauguration of both President George H. W. Bush and President George W. Bush. She had an unshakable faith, attending Catholic church every Sunday. She and John travelled to Rome, Italy to attend the consistory of Archbishop Daniel DiNardo in 2007. With a debt of gratitude to the excellent care and skill of her doctors, Henrietta bravely fought breast cancer for over 17 years. She was strong, never complained, and knew God would take care of her.
She was preceded in death by her parents Henry V. and Elizabeth (Vrana) Marek; sister in law, Eleana “Lana” Maas; brother in law, Thomas Leo Haessly II; father in law, Thomas Leo Haessly; mother in law, Eleana “Lee” (Kohanik) Haessly.
She is survived by her husband, John; her children, Thomas and his wife Paty, Andrea, Tanya and her husband Mathew Hamlin, and Robert; and her grandchildren, Greyson and Everett Hamlin. Also survived by siblings; Alvin and his wife Sharon Marek, Victor and his wife Modene Marek, Irene and her husband Randall Schwertner, Margaret and her husband Gayle Jones, Dennis and his wife Patricia Marek, and Carolyn and her husband Harold Kaderka and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Thursday, December 6th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Rosary at 7:00 pm at the Goodnight Funeral Home in Bartlett, Texas. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 7th at 2:00 pm at the Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Granger, Texas. In addition, there will be a memorial service scheduled in the new year to be held at St. Edwards Catholic Church in Spring, Texas.
- Visitation Thursday, December 6, 2018
- Rosary Thursday, December 6, 2018
- Funeral Mass Friday, December 7, 2018
Henrietta M. Haessly
December 29, 2018
I'm so sorry to hear of Henrietta's passing. She was an amazing woman, a great volunteer for the pro-life, pro-family causes we both held dear. I'm disappointed that I will have to miss the memorial service on Jan. 7. I will be in Austin assisting my daughter with her 4 little ones (all under the age of 3) while her husband is away. I'll be keeping friends & family in prayer as they celebrate the wonderful life Henrietta shared with so many.
Rob & Bertha Briggs
December 13, 2018
John and family:
We were so sorry to learn of Henrietta's death. The last 40 years at St. Edward's and at the polls wouldn't have been so much fun without you and Henrietta and the kids. Our prayers will be with her soul and with your family.
Rob and Bertha Briggs
December 9, 2018
Deepest sympathy and condolences to the Haessly and Marek families. Henrietta was a sweet lady whom lived a full and engaged Catholic life. What a beautiful legacy of a Christian based loving marriage, wonderful children and her passionate interests.
December 8, 2018
So sorry for your loss! Mrs. Henrietta Haessly was a wonderful wife and mother. I will keep her, my friends Thomas and Paty Haessly, and their families in my prayers. God Bless you.
December 7, 2018
Tom and I send our deepest sympathy to you and your entire family. You know how much Henrietta meant to all of us in the alumni chapter. It was a gift to have had the opportunity to meet Henrietta and spend time with both of you at chapter events ever since we moved here from Ohio. She was a delight! Peace to you ~ Susan
December 6, 2018
Anne and I want to share this loss with the Marek Family. We send our condolences to John and the Haessly family.
We will always remember Henrietta and enjoyed seeing her at the Granger reunions. I was a classmate of Henri's in the Granger High School Class of 1955. May she rest in peace.
Anne and Joe W. Pustejovsky