May 25, 1943
November 12, 2023
Christine Kuciemba, 80, passed away on November 12, 2023, with her daughters by her side.
She was born May 25, 1943 in Dobbin, TX , to Leon and Hattie (Phillips) Pavlock. She was baptized and raised in the Catholic faith. After completing her education, Christine moved, with her sister Pauline, finding work in Houston. She met the love of her life, Julian Kuciemba, at the Polish Home Dance Hall. On January 30, 1961, after the dance, Joe proposed to Christine at Prince’s Drive-In on North Main Street. They were married September 2, 1961, at Christ the King Catholic Church in the Heights. They started their family while living in Houston, then moved to Chappell Hill, eventually settling in Burton, where their home was nestled among the rolling hills and tall oaks.
Christine loved the outdoors, gardening and cooking. She had a green thumb and grew the most beautiful flowers. For years, she would donate her fresh cut roses to St. Stanislaus to use for the May Crowning masses. She loved to bake and try new recipes. Her kitchen and dining table would be filled with delicious food and sweets, making sure that everyone, especially her grandchildren, had their favorite dishes for the holidays. Her love of the outdoors was evident. She spent so much time gardening, fishing and enjoying the beauty of the wild flowers. Her furry, little four-paw companion, Bella, accompanied her everywhere. We all laughed at the fact that where ever Bella dug a hole, Christine would just plant a flower. Christine had a very caring and nurturing personality. Though she loved being a wife and mother, her favorite role was being a grandmother. “Memaw” treasured her time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She lit up just seeing their faces. She attended their birthdays, school and sports activities. She was there to celebrate the milestones in their lives such as graduations, weddings and the birth of their children.
She is at peace now and has joined her loved ones in Heaven. We will all miss her very much, but we know that with every flower bloom and rainbow after a gentle rain, that it will be her letting us know she is still with us.
Christine was preceded in death by: parents; her spouse, Julian Joseph Kuciemba; son, Julian Joseph “Jo Jo” Kuciemba, Jr.; siblings Theresa and Francis.
Her loving family includes: daughters, Cynthia Blezinger and husband Aubrey of New Ulm and Connie Kuciemba of Brenham; grandchildren and spouses, Cody Hanath of Brenham, Lane and Amber Blezinger of Brenham, Kristen and Dustin Rowe of Cypress, Jensen Blezinger of Chicago, Cade Blezinger of Dallas, and Kaylee Schulze of Old Washington; great-grandchildren, Luke Blezinger, Ella Grace Blezinger, Vayda Rowe, and Bo Wayne Rowe. Siblings Martha Wishkoski, Pauline Moszkowicz, Tony Pavlock and wife Betty, Mike Pavlock and wife Lucy, Manuel Pavlock and wife Stella, Doris Twardowski and husband Gene; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Visitation will be Thursday, November 16th from 8am to 7pm and family present from 5pm to 7pm. Rosary will be recited at 7pm at Brenham Memorial Chapel.
Funeral Mass will be held Friday, November 17th at 10am at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Chappell Hill. Interment will follow in St. Stanislaus Catholic Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Cody Hanath, James Hanath, Ethan Coker, Dustin Rowe, Lane Blezinger, Cade Blezinger.
Honorary Pallbearers: Aubrey Blezinger, Luke Blezinger, Ella Grace Blezinger, Vayda Rowe and Bo Wayne Rowe, Birdie Kubiak, Brenda Kuciemba, Garry Kuciemba, Vincent Krolczyk, and Wayne Hanath.
The family wishes to thank Debra Mann, Lisa Wells, Joann Jefferson, Micah Wells and Evelyn Sweed for all their loving care of Christine. Also, we would like to thank the caring and companionate nursing staff at Scott & White Hospital in Brenham.
Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. 979.836.3611 Share condolences at www.brenhammemorialchapel.com.