VICTORIA — Evelyn T. Shimek Nix, 87, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on November 27, 2021. She was born on September 2, 1934, in El Campo, Texas, to the late John V. and Bertha Socha Shimek. Evelyn was a graduate of El Campo High School and Texas A&I University in Kingsville. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Education. Evelyn taught in the Corpus Christi, and Kingsville School districts for over 30 years before retiring. She was married to the late Charles Miller Nix for 53 years, they had several businesses, including Ranching in Kingsville, where they lived for 36 years. Those who knew Evelyn were blessed by her charm, class, spirit, and her amazing smile. She was an excellent cook who loved to cook and bake for her family and friends, especially at their farm. Thanksgiving was her most favorite holiday. She will forever be remembered for her servant’s heart rooted in her deep faith. She was a member of the Ricardo Baptist Church while living in Kingsville, and Our Lady of Victory Church while living in Victoria. She was a remarkable wife, mother, Nana, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. She was the rock and glue that held our family together. “Spanem bohem, Nana” (Go with God).
She is preceded in death by her parents and husband.
She leaves behind her two sons, Richard (Dee) Nix of Houston, Texas, and Kirk (Kristi) Nix of Corpus Christi, Texas, six granddaughters, Kamyn (Kristian) Bueno, Reba (Josh) Mittag, Alexandria Nix, Jacqueline Nix, Jaylyn Nix, and Charleigh Nix; three great grandchildren, Harper Bueno, Bennett Bueno, and Reid Mittag, her sister Gladys Welfl of Victoria, and brother Larry Shimek of La Grange, nieces and nephews including Sandi (Scott) Copes, Wade Welfl, Vicki (Don) Adair and the late Monica Shimek Forrest; as well as many great nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers include Gabe Yonan, Don Adair, Kristian Bueno, Hayden Cole, Scott Copes, and Justin Shimek. Honorary pallbearers include Wade Welfl, Josh Mittag and her six granddaughters.
The visitation (Noon) and service (1:00 PM) will take place on December 4, 2021, at Grace Memorial Chapel, 8819 US HWY 87 North, Victoria, Texas. Interment to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Cancer Society honoring Evelyn. To leave a comforting message, or to share a fond memory please visit www.gracefuneralhome.net.
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