July 30, 1956 ~ August 16, 2022

Born in: Bryan, Texas
Resided in: Bryan, Texas

Irene Josephine Markowski, 66, of Bryan, passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, in Bryan. Visitation will begin at 11am, with the Life Memorial Service at 12:30pm, Sunday, August 21, 2022, both at Callaway-Jones Funeral Centers, 3001 South College Avenue, Bryan. Cremation Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.

Irene was born in Bryan, Texas to Edmond S. and Evelyn J. Markowski, on July 30, 1956. She was one of five children born to this wonderful family. Irene had a passion for being able to love, love her family, especially her only son Austin, for cooking, family events, the love of music (The Beatles), love of art. Rene was most at home when the holidays came around as she wanted to share her secret receipts by cooking amazing foods for family and friends. She was one who lived the definition of loving one another as she treated all equally from family to her beloved customers over the years. She lived the love of Jesus in her heart with all she embraced.

Her father, Edmond Markowski; her brother, Stevie Markowski, all precede her in death.

She is survived by her son, Austin, of Round Rock; her mother, Evelyn Josephine Markowski; her siblings, Reggie and wife Beverly Markowski, Barbie and husband Andy Springer; Denise and husband Jeff Mais; her numerous nephews and nieces.

Services

Visitation: August 21, 2022 11:00 am

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801

979-822-3717
https://callawayjones.com

Room: Bluebonnet Chapel
Memorial Service: August 21, 2022 12:30 pm

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801

979-822-3717
https://callawayjones.com

Room: Bluebonnet Chapel

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  1. I remember when I first met Irene. I had gone to one of Larry Strayhorn’s softball games and she and Ken were there as well. I was so nervous about meeting Larry’s family and Irene made me feel so comfortable and welcome. As the years went on she was my favorite person to debate with as we would often do. We might fuss at each other during these heated discussions but at the end we still new we were loved by the other and never any hard feelings remained.

    I will miss you dearly Irene, even though it’s been a minute since we last saw each other I always felt your presence in my world. My faith tells me that I will see you again one day and I truly look forward to that.

  2. Sorry for the loss as she will truly be missed. Growing up I always looked forward to the holidays & family get togethers. With love, Cousin Janette

  3. Irene was my best friend Austin’s mom
    for 8 years I’ve heard her voice and heard her laughing with Austin and myself
    she never missed a second to jump in on the jokes or poke fun at Austin and I being silly she was a phenomenally kind and generous woman mother sister and aunt I came to think of Irene as my own aunt over all these years and not just “my friends mom” The memories I have of her I will cherish and pass on in story to others because the memories we have of our loved ones live forever that way
    the heavens have opened the gates to the land of glory for her
    let us all take these days to remember and share and celebrate the great life she lived and the great times we had with her and not the time we’ve lost with all the love in my heart and soul fair well god speed and gods blessings as you embark upon the final journey all the LEPAGES love miss praying for and celebrating you Irene

  4. Rene and I always said we had known each other since high chairs. We were inseparable as children. We had vivid imaginations and we were always playing make believe in some way. As I said to her recently, we were unique. She thought that was funny. I will miss Rene so much. Even though we didn’t see each other as often we should have, she was always in my heart as one of the best friends I ever had. Till we meet again my friend!

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. I remember playing with Rene when we were kids every time we would visit my Aunt Josie Krc who lived across the street from Rene.

  6. My deepest sympathy to the family. There is a old Irish saying, ” Death brings a heartache that no one can heal, but love leaves a memory that no one can steal.” Blessings to the family.

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