Ken, I am so sorry for the loss of your dearly beloved Mother. May she rest in peace.
Emily Louise Kotara Date of Birth: Thu, 10/13/1927 Date of Death: Thu, 05/31/2012
Emily Kresta Kotara, 84, of Houston passed away on May 31st, 2012. Emily was born on October 13, 1927 on the family farm near Hallettsville, Texas to Julius and Emily Hanslik Kresta. She was preceded in death by her husband Archie Kotara; son Paul Kotara, brother Dan Kresta, sister-in-law Terry and husband Jack Fohn, and brother-in-law Lambert Kotara. Emily is survived by daughter, Shirley Landers and her husband Jerry; son Ken Kotara and his wife Therese; son Gary Kotara and his wife Eva; daughter Susan Kotara; grandchildren Alden, Alison, Emily, Nicolas, Pablo, Samuel, Steven and his wife Audrey, Sydney, and Tristan; brother Pete Kresta and his wife Dottie, sisters-in-law, Margie Kresta and Florence Kotara; extended family Sondra and Harold Dozier and their children Matt and his wife Katherine and Marissa and her husband Jerrod; numerous nieces and nephews and many dear friends. Emily treasured her role as caring wife, mother and grandmother, and being involved in her church. Emily and Archie were founding members of St. Jerome and St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic churches. She enjoyed cooking and sewing and shared her love of nature with family and friends as she designed and nurtured the beautiful landscape of her home. Visitation will be held on Monday June 4th, 2012 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, 10135 West Road at 6pm with a rosary to follow at 7pm. Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10am at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church. Interment will follow at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery. A special thank you to Autumn Years and Encore Caregivers for their wonderful loving care.