Beseda, Lydia Dela (Coufal)


Lydia Dela (Coufal) Beseda of Fayetteville, Texas passed into eternal life on Saturday, March 27th, 2010 at the age of 95 years, 11 months, and 6 days.

Lydia was born April 21, 1914 in Fayetteville, Texas to the late Willie and Louise (Slovacek) Coufal; the oldest of eight children. She attended Bordovic School near Fayetteville and married Willie Fred Beseda on October 30, 1939 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Fayetteville. A lifelong resident of this area, she was a homemaker. She had an extreme love for roses, especially yellow roses and enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking and baking.

Lydia was a devout Catholic and a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, where in earlier years, she was an active member of the Altar Society. She was also a member of the SPJST in Fayetteville. She was a Christian example and inspiration to her family and friends. She was relentlessly cheerful and had a great sense of humor.

She is survived by son William Beseda and wife Ruth Ann of Ellinger, daughter-in-law Ruth Agnes Beseda of Fayetteville, son James Beseda and wife Joyce of Magnolia, and daughter Barbara Muesse and husband Abe of Roznov. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, 4 step great grandchildren, two sisters Cornelia Spacek and Eleanora Friemel both of La Grange, two sisters-in-law Lillie Coufal of Fayetteville and Lillie Coufal of Snook, three brothers Lee Coufal and wife Eleanora, Joe Coufal and wife Anita all of Fayetteville, Jessie Coufal and wife Elizabeth of Galveston, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Louise Coufal, husband Willie Fred Beseda, one son Kermit John Beseda, one great grandchild Guy Fritsch and two brothers Willie (Bill) and Clarence Coufal, and one sister-in-law Martha Coufal.

Lydia gave unconditional love, joy, and happiness to her family. She will always be remembered for her passion for life and her positive attitude, energy, and enthusiasm towards it, along with her belief of living each day to the fullest.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 30th from 2:30 – 7:00 P.M. at Koenig & Strickland Knesek Chapel in Fayetteville. A rosary will follow at 7 P.M.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John’s Catholic Church in Fayetteville at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, March 31st with Rev Fr. Stephen Nesrsta officiating. Burial will follow at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fayetteville Fire Dept., Fayette County EMS, Czech Seminarian Fund c/o St. John’s Catholic Church, or St. John’s Catholic Church.

Source: Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home