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Orsak, Kaye

Kaye Orsak of Smithville stepped up to glory on the evening of January 10, 2012. Kaye was born Sharon Kaye Reader on June 27, 1940 in Austin, Texas to J.V Reader and Minnie Hilscher Reader. Soon her family moved to Smithville where she lived until she graduated from Smithville High School in 1958. She attended East Texas State University in Commerce (now Texas A&M Commerce) until she married the love of her life, Vic Orsak of San Antonio in 1959. They started a family together in Austin but soon moved the family to North East Texas where they remained for many years. While there Kaye was very involved in early childhood development, owning her own child care center and later working as a preschool teacher. She became interested in the real estate business while there and later managed the local multiple listing service in Marshall, Texas. After the passing of her best friend and spouse in 1983, she returned to Central Texas to assist her aging parents. Kaye again went to work in the real estate industry being hired by a local title company, later becoming an escrow officer. She retired from the title industry in 2006 after working many years with the realtors of Bastrop County, many of whom she still considered friends.

Kaye was also very active in the First Untied Methodist Church of Smithville, and the ABC Emmaus Fourth Day Group. In the church she served with the United Methodist Women, was involved in all levels of Christian Education from young children and youth to adults, and served on various boards and committees. Most recently she was instrumental in beginning a puppet ministry with her daughter, T.K. and her friend Janis Wild, serving as the voice of “Froggy”. She also played an active roll in the life of the Agape Sunday School class, whose members remained her spiritual support until her death.

Kaye was proceeded in death by her spouse, Vic Orsak, her parents and most recently her sister, Shirley. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Orsak Johnson, and spouse Sheldon and son Ray, all of Kingsville Texas; her daughter, Sherryl “T.K.” Orsak of Smithville and her son D’Wayne Orsak, his wife Gloria and daughter, Kendyl, all of Katy, Texas. She is also survived by other family and friends.

In lieu of flowers , memorials may be sent to Carl Farley’s Boy’s Ranch, the First United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice.

Source: Marrs-Jones Funeral Home-Smithville, Texas