October 05, 1932 - June 20, 2017
Victoria Cone Bednar, of Houston, Texas, passed away on June 20, 2017. She will always be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother to all that knew and loved her. She was born on October 5, 1932, in Dayton, Texas to Rose (Walkoviak) Cone and Stanley Cone. Vicky was an avid seamstress, making clothing and quilts since her teen years and a gardener who believed 20 tomato plants were not enough.
She grew up in Richards, Texas and graduated from Richards High School. Then the family moved to Anderson and finally moved to Houston to work where she met Emil Bednar at the All Saints Catholic Singles group in the Heights. She immediately liked his Czech family since she was Polish. They were married in 1954 and had three children in Houston.
She was always strong in her faith and attended St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church for 58 years. Once her children were grown she earned an Associate’s Degree and spent the next 20 years as a bookkeeper for the Jewish Federation. After retiring she volunteered at the food pantry and Memorial Herman Hospital all while balancing exercise classes, a pecan farm, quilting club, and a garden. Yet she rarely failed to take a daily walk around the neighborhood which earned her the nickname 'the walking lady.
Vickie was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years Emil, who passed last August. She is survived by her three children, Joseph and wife Louise, of Carrollton, Texas, Reginald and wife MaryAnn of Pearland, Texas, and Bridget and husband Mark Kelley of Anderson, Texas; her grandchildren, Christopher, Kimberly, and Michael; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 23, 2017 in the Miller Funeral Chapel, 7723 Beechnut, Houston, Texas 77074. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 10330 Hillcroft Houston, TX 77096 at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017. A private interment will take place at St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Anderson, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, please grow a plant in her memory.