March 28, 1934
July 13, 2020
Evelinka Drizga, age 86 of Fayetteville, passed peacefully to her Lord and Savior on Monday July 13, 2020.
Evelinka Drizga was born March 28th,1934 in Fort Bend County, Texas and was the only child of
Frank John and Olga (Kuropata) Drizga. She attended R.L. Stevenson Elementary, George Washington Junior High, and was a graduate of Reagan High School.
Evelinka had several different career opportunities throughout her life. One of her proudest
professional accomplishments was being part of the Bicentennial Commission for Houston, where
she served as the assistant to Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson. She also enjoyed the several years she spent working as a silver dealer for Phyllis Tucker in the Houston area. Before retiring, she worked as a secretary for Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice High School in Houston, TX for many years. Not only was she a secretary, but she also did costume and set design for all of their theatrical productions - anything art related was her true passion. Before she began working in education, she devoted her time to various art projects for the Alley Theater in downtown Houston. Although she’d be too humble to share, she was best known for her historical paintings which can be found in various museums throughout Texas today. Some of these museums include Sam Houston Memorial Museum, Wood Cabin Museum in Hermann Park, and even Fayetteville Museum where she was a current resident.
In her early life, she was a busy homemaker and mother of four active sons. As a mother, she
enjoyed taking her boys to and from Sokol (local Czech gym) for gymnastics, little league baseball games, and later on Astros games every Sunday. Evelinka absolutely loved spending her time working in her yard, watching Fox News (so she could - in her words “run the country” from her recliner), feeding birds, taking care of her fish, scratching Bingo lottery tickets, and cooking the latest recipe she saw on Food Network. She was known for being extremely resourceful - her childhood upbringing taught her to never waste. There wasn’t an item in her house she couldn’t find a purpose for. Evelinka was the kind of person who wanted things done her way and there was no way around that. If you ever planned to visit her, you had better be prepared for her to hand you a list full of “chores” to be completed around the house before you left.
Evelinka was preceded in death by her parents and son Paul Chittwood.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: John and Deborah Chittwood. Mark and Sally
Chittwood, Michael and Nora Chittwood, and Phyllis Wagner. She is also survived by several grandchildren whom she loved dearly- John C. Chittwood, Jonathan S. Mason, John Mark and Mary Claire Chittwood, Sarah and Shawn Rowland, David Taylor Chittwood, Andrew Chittwood, Matthew Chittwood, Michael A. Chittwood, Erica and Rene Gonzales, Jennifer Chittwood, James and Ashley Chittwood , Monica Chittwood. Evelinka was also blessed to be a part of her great grandchildrens’ lives whom include - Brandon Gonzalez, Bowen Chittwood, Ayden Zuniga, Cooper Chittwood, Alexis Chittwood, Lane Mason, Quinn Cobble, Samson Chittwood, Leah Chittwood, Gideon Chittwood, Boaz Chittwood and Gabriel Rowland.
Visitation will be Friday, July 17 from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel in Brenham, TX. Graveside services will be held Saturday, July 18 at 10 a.m. at Wesley Brethren Church Cemetery in Wesley, TX. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, masks are required along with social distancing. You are welcome to bring umbrellas and chairs.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Wesley Brethren Church located at 9453 Wesley Church Ln, Brenham, TX, 77833.