April 19, 1927 - March 10, 2019
Hattie Josephine Divin entered into eternal rest on March 10, 2019 at the age of 91 at Colonial Bell Nursing Home in Bellville, Texas. She was born on April 19, 1927 in Austin County, Texas.
Hattie is reunited in heaven with her husband Willie L. (Bill)
Divin; her parents Joe and Marie Vazansky; brothers John
(Millie) Vazansky and Joe Vazansky; sisters Alma (Joe) Reznicek, Dorothy (James) Bolt, Irene (Bill) Ludwig, Mary (Blaise) Masarik and baby sister, Frances.
Left to cherish her memory are her children George (Lois) Divin of
Caldwell, Theresa (Robert) White of Waller, Doris (Rusty) Klaus of
Columbus and Bernice Taylor of Tomball. Grand children Sandra Ballew,
Sonja Wolverton, Christy Revilla, Margaret Brooks, Abigail Aden, Rebecca Davis, Robert White Jr, William White, Jeff Klaus, Bart Klaus, Will Klaus and John Viereck. Great grandchildren are Kyle, Delaney, Erik, Kobi, Christian, Gracie, Adia, Erin, Madison, Christopher, Conner, Macy, Alina,
Nora, Brady, Milly, Kailee and Jasmine and one great great grandchild, Alice Josephine. Many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends are also left with beautiful memories of this loving woman.
Hattie grew up in Wallis, Texas speaking Czech and learning to work hard. Bill and Hattie were married in Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Wallis on November 26, 1947. They made their home in Waller where Bill was a farmer. Hattie worked in the fields with Bill when she wasn't taking care of her four children and doing many other farm chores. She gave so much and asked for so little.
When Hattie was younger she enjoyed playing baseball with her friends. They always wanted her to be the pitcher she threw the ball so fast. They gave her the nickname Elektrika Hedvika. Another of her nicknames was Aunt Possum.
Hattie liked to play dominoes but only straight, never 42 Bill and Hattie often had neighbors sitting around the dining room table playing games. She taught her children and grandchildren to play and also enjoyed putting puzzles together with them.
Watching the Waller Bulldogs, Houston Oilers/Texans, Dallas Cowboys and Houston Rockets made her happy. Hattie also enjoyed watching wrestling and saw some matches live. She liked to cheer her favorite wrestlers on very loudly and tell them what holds to use and other advice. No one was brave enough to tell Hattie that wrestling was not real.
She was a woman of many talents from delivering one of her children at home by herself driving tractors to plow the fields and taking big truckloads of just harvested peanuts to Schild's Dryer in Waller.When farm work no longer needed to be done, Hattie worked out of the home doing child care and elderly care. She was known as Grandma to many of the children she cared for.
Not only did Hattie love her Czech heritage but she also loved being a Texan and living in America. She loved her red, white and blue.
Hattie's Catholic faith was very important to her. She was a member of St. Mary's/St. Katharine Drexel Catholic church for over 72 years and a member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Wallis before that. She was proud of being a member of the KJZT Society # 22 in Wallis. It was Hattie's dream to see her new church being built. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Hattie may be made to Saint Katharine Drexel Building Fund, 800 FM 1488 Road, Hempstead, TX 77445
Special thanks to Jason York and family who brought Holy Communion to Hattie and visited her at her home and at Colonial Belle.
The family would also like to thank the entire staff of Colonial Belle Nursing Home for the love, respect and care that was given to Hattie while she was a resident there for 2 1/2 years.
George, Doris, Bernice and their families would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to the Robert White Family for the 25 years Tracy and Bob dedicated their lives to taking care of Hattie. Keeping her in her home when she was no longer able to live by herself is what kept her on this earth to reach 91 years of age. They worked tirelessly so that she could continue to enjoy her flowers, watch her birds and love her cherished dogs.
Pallbearers are grandsons Robert White Jr., William White, Jeff Klaus, Bart Klaus, Will Klaus and John Viereck.
As Hattie would say 'Spanem Bohem', God be with you.