Philomene “Patsy” Nemec

March 17, 1941 – August 27, 2019

Philomene Nemec, 78, of Bryan, went to be with our Heavenly Father on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 3rd, with the Rosary at 6 p.m. at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center, 3001 S. College Ave., Bryan. The Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church 507 E. 26th St. Bryan, with Monsignor John McCaffrey officiating. The Graveside Service will follow in Old Smetana Cemetery.

Patsy devoted her life to her children and grandchildren. she loved to play cards, dominoes and other games with them. She worked for BISD food services for 28 years where she was lovingly called “grandma” by the students.

Philomene was born on March 17, 1941 in Bremond, TX to her parents, Bill and Alice Markowski. She enjoyed gardening and admiring birds. Philomene cared deeply for others and loved her family with all her heart. She was affectionately call “Grandma” by many.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Alice Markowski; her husband, Albert Nemec; brothers, Edmond, Fred, and Benny Markowski; sister, Helen Burda; sister-in-law, Jewel Markowski; and brother-in-law, Antone Slafka.

Philomene is survived by her son, Patrick Nemec and his wife, Julie; daughters, Alice Hall and her husband, Charlie, Judy Wiese and her husband, John, Nancy Nemec, Janet Todd and her husband, Charlie, and Karen Kraatz and her husband, Damon; grandchildren, Jennifer Hall, Erin Wiese, J.C. Wiese, Estelle Wiese, Donn Miller, Katelyn Miller, Meagan Kraatz, Patrick Nemec, Tres Todd, Jacob Goodnight, Paige Goodnight, Preston Nemec, Kendra Burke, Kyle Burke, Dalton Nemec, Katie Burke, Gracey Nemec, Mikeal Nemec; 2 great-grandchildren, Michael Hall and Wyatt Wiese ; brothers, Stanley Markowski and his wife, Bonnie, and Ronnie Markowski; sister, JoAn Slafka; sisters-in-law, Evelyn E. Markowski, Evelyn Markowski, and Shirley Markowski; and a host of extended loving family members and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Hospice Brazos Valley Hospice, Brenham or Burleson St. Joseph Manor in Caldwell.

Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.


  1. Janet, Alice and Karen,

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I wish there was something that I could say to help ease your pain, but only time will help you deal with this loss. God Bless you and your families during this difficult time.

    • Thank you very much. We have been preparing for this for the last 2 1/2 years but it doesn’t make it any easier. We are very fortunate that her passing was peaceful. Janet, Nancy, Katelyn and I were able to spend the last few days with her.

  2. Sorry for your loss. I remember a time when we all use to meet up at the Cotton Patch for the monthly birthday party. We would have such good times laughing. My prayers for you all.

  3. Alice, Judy, Karen, Nancy, Patrick,

    I’m so sorry to hear of you moms passing. She was a sweet lady. Sending prayers for all of you. They are never really gone from us, she will always be in your heart. There will be times when you will see her in each other, they way she would smile, her tender touch, she will always be with you.

  4. I’m sorry for your loss. Remember all the good times you had with her and keep her spirit alive with all your great memories you had together! Love and prayers to you and your family.

  5. Patsy was a very kind and welcoming lady! I only got to visit with her a few times when she was in Kansas. We talked kids, grandkids and flowers. She will be missed by many. My prayers go out to all her friends and family!!!

  6. Karen , There’s a special comfort in knowing that the words “welcome home” has been heard in heaven. Beautiful memories of your moms life will always be remembered. Take care my friend. Praying for the family.

  7. Miss Pat was a very special lady. Many of our kids at Rayburn called her “grandma” . The Rayburn campus honored her years of service with a memorial bench at the front of the school.

  8. Aunt Alice, Judy, Karen, Nancy, Patrick,

    I was saddened to hear of Mrs. Nemec’s passing. I have nothing but good memories of her. My prayers are with you at this time and I wish you Gods love, comfort and peace.

  9. To Pat’s children, my husband Bill Kucera and I just heard of your mother’s passing. Bill was your Dad’s first cousin and thought a lot of him. I only remember meeting your mom once and your dad was already gone. Bill and I send you our prayers.

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