Vernetta Ann Hajdik, of Wallis, passed away peacefully with her daughters by her side and into the arms of her Lord on March 25, 2020, at the age of 80. She was welcomed into the world on November 30, 1939, by her loving parents, John and Christine Viaclovsky of Wallis, TX.
She attended Guardian Angel Catholic School and graduated from Wallis High School in 1957. Soon after graduation, Vernetta married the love of her life, Willie Louis Hajdik, Jr., on June 30, 1957. During their happy life together, they had two beloved daughters and travelled to many destinations worldwide. At the time of Willie’s passing, they were preparing to celebrate 57 years of marriage.
Vernetta was affectionately known to her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends as “Weasel,” a fun nickname given to her by her husband early in their marriage. Weasel was the “neighborhood mom” and welcomed everyone to her kitchen table to eat, play dominos, and share stories.
Everyone who knew her remembers the inviting home she created for her extensive family. Her favorite pastime was shopping and decorating for every holiday with hundreds of “doodles.” Her commitment to her community was clear in her time spent working at church bazaars and her membership in the Catholic Daughters and the American Legion Auxiliary.
She is survived by her children, Melinda Baros and her husband John of Thornton, TX and Annette Smith and her husband Steven of Sealy, TX; her grandchildren, Misti Christian and husband Shane, Blake W. Ford and wife Kasey, Eric Baros and wife Marlynn, Benjamin Smith and wife Sarah, Ryan Smith and wife Alyssa; her great-grandchildren, Molly Ford, Kylie Christian, Asa Ford and soon-to-arrive Baby Baros; her sister, Eunice Haas and her husband Daniel; and many beloved nieces, nephews, godchildren, and in-laws, and her dear cousin, Rita Lowman. She is proceeded in death by her husband and parents.
In lieu of flowers, if you wish to make a donation in her name, please consider her church, Guardian Angel Church in Wallis Texas, 77485, Po Box 487; or Traditions Health Hospice, 600 E Loop 304 Crockett, Texas, 75835. The family sincerely appreciates all the special people who helped with her care during her long illness.
“Her warm beautiful smile and gentle sweetness will forever be in our hearts and part of our lives.”
We look for comfort in our faith that Vernetta and Willie are finally together again, dancing in heaven. They continue their “Sentimental Journey” feeling all the Love we are sending up in our prayers.
The family will be having a Memorial Mass and a celebration of life party, to be announced in June.