She was born in Ft. Worth and raised in Ranger by aunt and uncle William and Agnes Bourdeau because of the death of her mother when she was days old. She married Robert Gabrysch on June 22, 1956; they then moved to Houston in 1961 and lived in the Garden Oaks area to raise their family. She became a teacher and worked for various school districts throughout Texas. Her hobbies consisted of fishing and working on stained glass.
Survivors include her husband Robert; son, Robert Wayne; daughter in law Angela; grandchildren; Kinsey, Ella, Bobby, Alyssa; great-grandchild Emma; sisters, Thelma Zunker and Anita Gabrysch of Falls City; Catherine Kasberg of San Angelo, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Martha Mooney; son, Brian; siblings, Mary Reilly, John and Bill Bourdeau.
Visitation was held Saturday, Aug. 3 from 3 to 6 p.m. with a Rosary recited at 5 p.m. at Pat H. Foley and Company, Houston. Visitation was also held Sunday, Aug. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. with a Rosary recited at 6 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Falls City.
Mass was held Monday, Aug. 5, at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Falls City.
Interment followed at Falls City Cemetery. Pallbearers were Junior and Jerry Kasberg, Mike Huddleston, Tim and Pat Reilly, Anthony, Albert and Charlie Zunker, and Wayne Gabrysch.