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Theresa "Betty" Elizabeth Pokladnik

August 21, 1931May 21, 2019
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Theresa "Betty" Elizabeth Pokladnik August 21, 1931 – May 21, 2019

Theresa Elizabeth Pokladnik passed away peacefully on Tuesday May 21, 2019 in her apartment in Princeton, TX. surrounded by her family.

Born Theresa Elizabeth Pata on August 21, 1931 in Oklahoma City, OK, “Betty”, as she was better known by family and friends, lived a very blessed life of 87 years.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents, Jaromir Josef Pata, who was born in Trebenice, South Moravia, Czech Republic, her mother Golda Odessa “Lynch” Pata, born in Fallis, Oklahoma, her youngest brother Bernard Carroll Pata, her first husband and father of her children, William George Williamson Sr, married July 27, 1951, her youngest son, Richard Douglas Williamson and her second husband, Robert Jerry Pokladnik whom she married on April 23, 1982.

Betty will be buried next to her husband William and son Richard at Calvary Hill Cemetery in Dallas, TX on May 28, 2019.

She is survived by her children and their spouses, William George Williamson, the mother of his two daughters Cynthia June “Hook” “Williamson” Deasey, his wife and mother of his son Belinda Sherrie “Burris” Williamson, Theresa Ann “Williamson” Smith and her husband Lester Robert Smith, David Lee Williamson and his wife Myra Dianne “Ivy” “Reagan” Williamson, and Michael Ray Williamson, also her brother Rudolf Joseph Pata, his wife Wanda, her sister Cheryl Marie “Pata” “Cornell” Jones and her husband Karl David Jones.

She is also survived by her step-children from her second marriage, Paul Robert Pokladnik, Roger Leslie Pokladnik, Janet Renee “Pokladnik” Nuziard and Marilyn Nicole “Pokladnik” Pettis.

Betty has 4 Grandchildren (Elizabeth, Zachariah, Vanessa and William), 5 Great Grandchildren (Sierra, Vada, Alora, Delilah and Ariah) and 7 Step-Grandchildren (Jordan, Allison, Seth, Justin, Regan, Cole and Case).

Betty spent her life in service to her church and community and was dearly loved by all. She will be greatly missed.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, May 27, 2019
  • Rosary Tuesday, May 28, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, May 28, 2019
  • Reception Tuesday, May 28, 2019
  • Interment Tuesday, May 28, 2019

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Cherly Marie

May 27, 2019

Loving sisters forever! Betty repeatedly shared how she prayed for 13 years to have a sister, and her prayers were finally answered. I looked up to my sister, who taught me so much throughout my life. She made the best homemade chocolate pudding ever! She was my second mother. I will miss her dearly, and love her always 💗

Debby Pata

May 27, 2019

Aunt Betty was a gem, a beautiful person that was kind to everyone and was always held in great esteem by all. Family was the core of her life and she warmly welcomed me into the family over 35 years ago. When I think of her, I see her smiling and surrounded by family and friends with everyone feeling the love from all. She carved her name on my heart and I will miss her. Rest in peace sweet Aunt Betty.

Sherry Manson

May 26, 2019

Vividly remember some exciting games of Yahtze with my cousin, Betty, at her mom's house! Her Christmas letters were legendary and her smile so beautiful. One sweet person.

Donna Cornell Lea

May 26, 2019

Aunt Betty will always be dear to my heart. I have many fond memories at lake thunderbird, gathering rose rocks and playing dominoes with the family. Truly blessed. I will miss her. ❤️

Cindie Deasey

May 25, 2019

You thought me the true meaning of mercy and grace. Thank you for including me in family gatherings though out the years. I will miss you, but know that we will see each other again when The Lord returns. Love you always.
Cindie

Louis Korkames

May 25, 2019

Paul and I were good friends through grade school at Saint Pius x. Our deepest condolences to the Williamson and Pokladnik families. May she rest in peace.

Cheryl McClure

May 25, 2019

I love you Aunt Betty. Thank you for the years on earth, where you enriched the lives around you. ❤️
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I will remember Aunt Betty, a beautiful woman, with her pretty white hair, smile and sharp wits about her!

Growing up, we had many good times and she always made the best treats at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Oh, the peanut brittle and pecan pies. And that was just the beginning! Matt and Eric loved visiting too.

She was so good to make sure all us cousins could get together when we moved to the Dallas area and extended her love all these years. Fourth of July had new meaning when we all got to play at the lake, skiing, swimming and watching fireworks.

Aunt Betty was so cute in the polka dancing days and I can remember the times I got to go to a polka dance. Those Czech’s know how to party!! I’m sure she danced the night away as she is now!

She gave the best hugs. I always felt her love no matter what! She will certainly be missed.

Curt Cornell

May 22, 2019

Beautiful Aunt Betty introduced me to Whataburger and sopaipilla's. I'll remember her smile, laugh, tight hugs and the love she had for her family.

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