Connie M. Adamek Autsolief
December 31, 1954 – March 27, 2020
Connie Marie Autsolief passed away surrounded by her family on March 27, 2020 in Clear Lake, Texas at the age of 65.
Connie was born on December 31, 1954 at the Adamek family farm in Schulenburg, Texas to her loving parents Frank and Mary Adamek. A graduate of Jesse H. Jones High School, Connie began her career in the drafting department of Houston Lighting and Power Company in Houston, where she met her future husband. After 8 years of courtship, Connie married Edward Douglas Autsolief, Jr on August 7, 1982 at Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Houston, Texas. Connie later worked for Southwestern Bell before taking on the job of full time Mother to her children beginning in 1984.
A two time cancer survivor, Connie knew the fragility of life and inspired those around her by making the most of each day. Deeply devoted to the Catholic faith, Connie and Doug were members of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Nassau Bay, TX. She made some of her closest friends through the many causes she passionately volunteered to serve: the Gabriel Project, Houston Coalition for Life, supporting current cancer patients, reading to school children and her love for holding babies. She was always looking for a way to help others.
Connie's positive disposition and sense of fun were contagious. She was an avid bowler and loved to travel to see new places. She never passed up an opportunity on the dance floor, to work on a puzzle, or to have dessert. Animals were drawn to her, as she always had a special way of talking to them. She adored the late family dog, Trey, and her "grand dogs" and "grand rabbit".
Connie loved her family deeply and spent her happiest moments with them. She was preceded in death by her Father Frank, her Mother Mary, her parent's siblings Emil Janacek, Method Janacek, Edward Janacek, Joe Janacek, Emilie Jurica, Lucie Jurica and Martha Demel Bard; and her brother-in-law Tommy Reiler.
She is survived by her husband of 37 years, son Kevin and his wife Amelia, daughter Erin, siblings Eugene Adamek (Patricia), Carolyn Reiler, Frank Adamek (Shelley), Arnold Adamek (Sally), Elroy Adamek (Lana), Deborah Mitchell, Pamela Crossan (Jeffery) and Mary Yates (David); Uncle George Janacek and Aunt Marcella Srubar.
To comply with current gathering restrictions and to protect everyone's health, a private viewing will be limited to immediate family. A celebration of Connie's life will be scheduled for a later date when gathering restrictions are lifted so that all family and friends are able to attend.
Contributions in Connie's memory can be made to the causes that were close to her heart: Houston Coalition for Life, P.O. Box 301094, Houston, Texas 77230, http://houstoncoalition.org or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105, http://stjude.org or Shriner's Hospitals for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida 33607, http://donate.lovetotherescue.org.