Mary Ann Petkovsek

July 13, 1938 - July 11, 2019

Mary Ann Petkovsek

Mary Ann Petkovsek, 80, of Beaumont, died Thursday, July 11, 2019. She was born on July 13, 1938, in Bay City, Texas, to Jane Elizabeth Ackerman and Frank Martin Miska. 

She is survived by her husband, Tom Petkovsek, of Beaumont; sons, Eric Koch, of Jasper and David Koch and his wife, Tracey, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; daughter, Gwen Kinne, of Galveston; brother, Nolan Miska and his wife, Meda, of Beaumont; grandchildren, Mason Koch, Avery Koch, Sarah Kinne, Rachel Kinne, Jon David Koch, Maggie Koch, Kinsley Koch, and Madison Koch; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mary Ann and Tom celebrated their fortieth wedding anniversary in January. They enjoyed spending time outdoors, music and traveling, especially cruises.   

Although she was educated as a nurse, her early years were spent as a homemaker, and she was very active in her children's activities, always driving them wherever they needed to be and cheering them on. 

Mary Ann had an infectious smile that could light up a room and everyone loved her. She loved animals, watching birds and caring for all of her beautiful plants and flowers.

On a family trip to go skiing, CB radios were the method of communicating within the caravan and Mary Ann's CB handle was Angel Of Mercy, and she was truly that.  She loved being a nurse and helping others always. She was a kind and gentle spirit who always put others needs before her own, generous to a fault.  

She had a wonderful career in nursing. She worked in home health, rehabilitation, provider relations, and finished her career in nursing working for the State of Texas. Mary Ann was a fierce patient advocate and wanted to be the voice for those that could not speak for themselves anymore. 

Mary Ann loved her grandchildren and all of her nieces and nephews dearly. She traveled near and far to watch her grandchildren, nieces and nephews compete in athletic competitions as well as many dance recitals. She attended graduations and ring ceremonies even as her health was failing. 

Mary Ann had countless charities that she contributed to and was a devout Catholic. She worked tirelessly for St. Anthony Cathedral when she and Tom were parishioners. They later joined St. Jude's Parish where they attended services and functions until she was no longer able to due to her declining health.

We are grateful for the time that God shared her with us on this earth and it is time to let her go and be at peace with her Lord and Savior. We love you Mary Ann, Mom, Grandma, GiGi , Aunt Mary Ann, and all of the terms of endearment used to address this beloved woman. We will miss you dearly.  You were a good and faithful servant. It is a blessing to know that you will be watching over all of us from Heaven.

A Christian Vigil for Mrs. Petkovsek will begin at 5:00 p.m., with her gathering to follow until 7:00 p.m., Sunday, July 14, 2019, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 15, 2019, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 6825 Gladys Avenue, Beaumont, with her interment to follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 6825 Gladys Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77706; St. Anne Catholic School, 375 North 11th Street, Beaumont, Texas 77702; or to Some Other Place, P.O. Box 0843, Beaumont, Texas 77704.

Thank you for all that have come to celebrate her life with us and all of the kindnesses provided. We appreciate your support and love.


Christian Vigil
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Sunday, July 14, 2019
5:00 p.m.
Gathering of family and friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Sunday, July 14, 2019
Following the Christian Vigil until 7:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church
6825 Gladys Beaumont, TX 77706
Monday, July 15, 2019
10:30 a.m.
Magnolia Cemetery
2291 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (7)

  • Nick LaRocca

    17 July 2019 at 01:40 | #

    Linda and I want to express our sympathy and our prayers for you.. The memories we have of Mary Ann are fond ones of a very pleasant lady.


  • Paula Galbraith

    15 July 2019 at 23:27 | #

    I can't help but every time I picture Mary Ann, it is with that sweetest smile and perfect hair. She was so sincere and genuinely warm and kind. Hugs and prayers to all who will miss her. She was so truly special.


  • Donna Rizzotto

    13 July 2019 at 04:49 | #

    Gwen and family. Your mother was a wonderful women. We know how much you cared for her.?She was a very deeet and kind person that will be missed.

    Manuel and Dinna Rizzotto


  • Melissa Callender

    12 July 2019 at 20:55 | #

    so sorry for your loss, gwen many ((hugs))


  • Mark Whitworth

    12 July 2019 at 03:35 | #

    Tommy— Saddened to hear of your loss. Mary Ann was always kind and pleasant and am sure you will miss her greatly. God bless my friend to you and yours.


  • Jim Brocato

    11 July 2019 at 22:24 | #

    Tommy, Eric, Gwen , David,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mary Ann always shared her love and concern for me, my parents and siblings. I will miss her, especially her great smile! But know that she has now received peace and joy in her heavenly reward. I will hold on to all the great times we all had together. God’s peace and comfort be with each of you.


  • Brenda Petkovsek-Bean

    11 July 2019 at 21:15 | #

    So sorry for your loss. She was such a sweet person,
    God Bless, Brenda


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