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Bessie Dorothy Brown

October 9, 1941 - May 3, 2018

Bessie Dorothy Brown, 76, of Rock Island, Texas, passed away on May 3, 2018 in Eagle Lake, TX.

She was born on October 9, 1941 to Julius Zapalac and Annie Zapalac in Hallettsville, TX. On November 2, 1968 she married Vernon F. Brown.

Bessie is survived by her daughter Vicki Tesch, son Vance Brown, sisters Emma Vaclavik and Julie Vaclavik and brother Joe Zapalac, 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, brothers, and sisters-in-law.

She was preceded in death by her husband Vernon Brown, her parents, sister Helen Castecka, and daughter-in-law Cathy Brown.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the Rock Island Community Center, Rock Island, Texas.

Burial will be in the Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Rock Island Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 124, Rock Island, TX 77470; or the charity of your choice.


Bessie Dorothy Brown
October 9, 1941 - May 3, 2018



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