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Betty Strom

Betty Lou Strom (Kalka)

Sunday, March 10th, 1935 - Thursday, May 21st, 2020
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Obituary

Betty Lou Kalka Strom, age 85, died at home while under hospice care following extensive medical treatment over the last several years for various conditions with her husband and son at her side. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 28, at St. Jerome Catholic Church, with Fr. James Ekeocha as Celebrant. A visitation will be held at the church prior to the service beginning at 9:30 a.m., followed by a rosary at 10:30 a.m.
Graveside inurnment of Betty’s ashes will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, June 4, at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.
Betty was born on March 10, 1935 to Sylvester Bud and Frances (Adamietz) Kalka in the small town of Bandera, TX, in the beautiful hill country of south central Texas. She grew up a “country gal” (and proud of it!). On Independence Day, July 4, 1953 she married Wesley Eugene “Gene” or “Wes” Strom and ultimately wound up following him around with the US Air Force for 22 years and bearing three sons. At the time of her death they had been married just one month and fourteen days short of 67 years.
Betty is survived by her husband, Wes; three sons, David Wayne, Wesley Ray and Karl Eric and his wife Joanna, all of Waco and West, TX; one brother, Lloyd V. Kalka and wife Emma of Tecumseh, OK; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and one great-grandchild. One of her sons, Wesley Ray, wrote the following:
“On Thursday, May 21st, around noon, my mom began her final journey to where there is undoubtedly the most beautiful creek to stick her feet into. She always enjoyed sitting on a bank’s edge and resting her feet in cool, flowing water. Several hours before she went on her journey, I put her headphones on and played George Strait for her. She almost made it to number 45 out of the 71 songs she had on her tablet.”
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 28th, 2020 | 9:30am - 10:30am
    When
    Thursday, May 28th, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am
    Location
    St. Jerome Catholic Church
    Address
    9820 Chapel Road
    WACO, TX
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  • Service

    Thursday, May 28th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, May 28th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    St. Jerome Catholic Church
    Address
    9820 Chapel Road
    WACO, TX
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Rosary begins 10:30 a.m.
    Officiant
    Father James Ekeocha
  • Interment

    Location
    Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery
    Address
    KILLEEN, TX
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Inurnment June 4, 2020 at 1pm

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Posted at 12:57pm
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Stacy Howard

Posted at 11:17am
Dear Mr. Strom and Family,
The Bluebonnet Hospice Family is holding you in our prayers and in our hearts during this time. Please know that we are grieving with you during these days.
God bless and keep you,
The Owners and Staff of Bluebonnet Health Services (Hospice)
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txb.m12z@gmail.com

Posted at 10:53am
Thank you, Jesus for this Beautiful lady! It was a blessing to know her and to have a few words. Her smile was encouraging! She will be missed. She fought the good fight. RIP, Betty.
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Posted at 05:26pm
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Connie Adamietz Rodriguez & Antonio Rodriguez

Posted at 02:18pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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