November 3, 1926-
June 19, 2014
Lidmila Waterman, 87, went to be with our Lord Thursday, June 19, 2014. She passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by her loving family.
She was predeceased by her loving husband of 32 years, LtCol Gerald L. Waterman. Also predeceasing her were her parents Joseph and Agnes Kocian, her siblings Joseph Kocian, Edward Kocian, Mary Koncak, Frank Kocian, and Charles Kocian, granddaughter Teresa Louise Waterman, and daughter-in-law Allison Wardlaw.
Lidmila was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her four sons survive her: Gerald L. Waterman, Jr. (Sherry), Tallahassee, FL; David K. Waterman (Michiko), Temple City, CA; LeRoy F. Waterman, II (Margaret), Buda, TX; and Mark K. Waterman (Deborah), Rolling Oaks, TX. She also leaves behind 12 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Lidmila was born in Endicott, New York, and graduated from Vestal Central High School in 1943. She met her husband in high school, and the two were married June 21, 1947. As an officer's wife, she spent her early years travelling the US and Europe. In 1970, she and her husband moved to Austin where they retired in 1974. She worked as a Manager in two fabric stores in Austin. Upon her husband's death, she began working for the Internal Revenue Service, as a tax examiner and worked there for 25 years before retiring at the age of 78. In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing, cooking, nature and the outdoors, working in the yard and gardening, as well as spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was a kind and giving woman, who would do whatever was necessary to help her family. She will be greatly missed.
Family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 from 4:30 to 7:30pm, with a Rosary beginning at 7:30pm, at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress Avenue, Austin Texas 78704. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 10:00 am at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress, with internment following at Fort Sam Houston Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas at 2:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider a donation in her name to one of the following organizations—Czechoslovak Society of America, P.O., Box 249, Lombard, IL 60148; The Waterman Conservation Education Center, 403 Hilton Road, Apalachin, NY 13732; or the Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.
Memorials and guestbook online at www.wcfish.com
Published in Austin American-Statesman from June 22 to June 23, 2014