Pauline Christene Mazur
November 27, 1926 – November 4, 2019
Pauline Christene Strakos Mazur was born of Ludwig A. Strakos and Willemina Fisher Strakos on November 27, 1926 just minutes before her twin sister, Dorine Binder. She had one older brother, Victor Strakos (deceased) and 6 additional siblings; Rosie Motl of Llano, TX, Josie Egan of Lancaster, TX, Joseph Strakos of Sherman, TX, Bennie and Betty Strakos (deceased) and James Strakos of Florida. With such a large family, hard work was the norm. Pauline was forced to stay home and work in the fields after her 8th grade year of school. In the forty's, Pauline and her sisters, Rosie and Dorine, were members of a traveling western band called "The Westerners." Pauline was a gifted accordion player and was very proud of her accomplishments. She also played in an all girls baseball league as pitcher for the Lowake Red Caps. She loved the movie "A League of Their Own." Pauline married Bennie Victor Mazur in 1950. Bennie and Pauline have 3 children; Kenneth Charles Mazur, Michael Joseph Mazur, and Kathryn Elaine Jones. Shortly after Kathie was born, the couple left the chicken farm outside of San Angelo and moved to Odessa, Texas. As the children grew up, Pauline found her passion of bowling and her job at Strike It Rich in Odessa. Pauline's responsibilities at Strike It Rich were numerous. Her last position there was managing the framing department. Wanting to be closer to where they grew up, Bennie and Pauline moved to San Angelo in 1981 where they opened Pauline's Frame Shop. Her dream of owning her own business had been fulfilled. Bennie predeceased Pauline in 1998. In 2010, Pauline moved to Ballinger, TX, where she and William Binder took care of each other until it became necessary for Pauline to move into Ballinger's Central Texas Nursing and Rehab Center. Pauline is survived by her three children, Kenneth Mazur and his wife Rynn of Alto, NM.; Michael Mazur and his wife Sarah of Alto, NM.; Kathryn Jones and her husband Charles of San Angelo, TX. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Kelly Stewart of Oregon City, Oregon; Kacy Mazur of Portland, Oregon; Adrianne Kincade and her husband Travis of Mansfield, TX; Kent Mazur and his wife Sarah of Houston, TX; Jaclyn Jones of San Angelo, TX; and Lori Jones and fiancé Shane Boswell of San Angelo, TX, as well as seven great grandchildren and a large extended family. Pauline passed from this life on November 4, 2019 in the state of grace. A rosary will be held Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 7 pm in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel. Her funeral service will be held on Friday, November 8, 2019 at 2 pm in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel with the interment to follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Central Texas Nursing and Rehab for her excellent care. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorials to be made to the Alzheimer's Association or a charity of your choice. Services are entrusted to Johnson's Funeral Home in San Angelo.
- Ludwig A. Strakos, Father
- Willemina Fisher Strakos, Mother
- Dorine Binder, Twin Sister
- Victor Strakos, Sibling (deceased)
- Rosie Motl, Sibling
- Josie Egan, Sibling
- Joseph Strakos, Sibling
- Bennie Strakos, Sibling
- Betty Strakos, Sibling (deceased)
- James Strakos, Sibling
- Bennie Victor Mazur, Husband
- Kenneth Charles (Rynn) Mazur, Son
- Michael Joseph (Sarah) Mazur, Son
- Kathryn Elaine (Charles) Jones, Daughter
- Kelly Stewart, Grandchild
- Kacy Mazur, Grandchild
- Adrianne (Travis) Kincade, Grandchild
- Kent (Sarah) Mazur, Grandchild
- Jaclyn Jones, Grandchild
- Lori (Shane Boswell) Jones, Grandchild
- Mrs. Mazur also leaves behind seven great grandchildren and a large, extended family to treasure her memory.
- Rosary Thursday, November 7, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, November 8, 2019
Pauline Christene Mazur
Betty Berry Fowler
November 12, 2019
Some of my favorite childhood memories are at Pauline’s kitchen table... she always had time for a chat with me and Mike☺️, more than that she made me clothes for my Barbie doll... the coolest was a wedding dress for Barbie and a tux for Ken! Pretty sure I thought I had struck it rich with Pauline before she ever went to work at “Strike it Rich”😁....I’m sure the gates of Heaven opened wide and the arms of our King welcomed her beautiful soul! God’s peace and comfort to you all...love to you all, Betty Berry Fowler
November 9, 2019
From the first day I met Pauline she was the sweetest soul. She brightened my day anytime I saw her. My co-workers and I are thankful we were honored to have been trusted with her care. She was blessed with amazing family and friends.
November 8, 2019
So very sorry for your loss. I loved Pauline, we worked at Strike It Rich together. I loved when she would come and find me to take a break with her. She was so amazing then and now in her amazing resting place in heaven. Prayers for you all.
Cindy Ray Harvey
Roy and Betty Minor
November 7, 2019
Our sympathy to the family of this fine gracious lady. We are sorry for your loss.
November 6, 2019
We lived next door to Mr and Mrs Mazur on Inglewood. They were very loving to our young family. I remember Bennie taking his daily walks with his hands clasped behind his back and Pauline and I sat many afternoons on our porch swing just chatting away. I’ve thought of her often through the years. Our sincere condolences.