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Mary Catherine Warschak DeShazo Obituary

Mary Catherine Warschak DeShazo

MEADOWS PLACE – Mary Catherine “Kay” Warschak DeShazo, age 68, of Meadows Place, Texas, passed away on April 27, 2023.

Kay was born March 17, 1955, in McAllen, Texas, to the late Leslie and Bessie Warschak. She attended St. Paul Catholic School then went on to Mission Jr. High. Kay graduated from Mission High School where she made lifelong friends. She went to work for Wyatts Cafeteria starting on the salad line.  With her talents and dedication, she quickly rose through the ranks and was a corporate executive assistant. Along the way, she married and divorced and has two great kids to show for it. Later she married John DeShazo.  Kay worked for Helfman Ford in Houston.

Kay was a loving sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She is deeply missed by all the lives she touched in her lifetime. Her vibrant personality, quick laugh and warm smile made everyone around her feel welcome. Kay had a special gift for making people feel valued and cherished, always taking the time to remember faces and names. She never met a stranger and had a genuine interest in those around her.

Family was the center of Kay’s world, and nothing brought her greater happiness than talking about her beloved grandchildren, Aiden, Ethan, Sadie, and Sammie. She was a dedicated and loving mother to her daughter Ashley R. Treviño and son Aaron R. Treviño. She was survived by her husband John DeShazo and her siblings Janice (Jim) Morin, Mike Warshak, Bill (Isidora) Warschak, and Greg (Kristin) Warshak.

She had a special place in her heart for her nieces and nephews, whom she loved dearly, Mike Perryman, Shannon Perryman, Jacquie (Brent) Johnson, Cathie (Carlos) Vela, Rance Warschak, Ian (Dennise) Warshak, Rev. Josh Warshak, O.SS.T., and Zach (Kari) Warshak.

A burial Mass will be celebrated at St. Paul Catholic Church in Mission, Texas, on Saturday, July 15, 2023, at 9:00 a.m., followed by a graveside service at Valley Memorial Garden on Taylor Road in McAllen. She will be laid to rest next to her father and mother.

When reflecting on Kay’s life, remember her easy smile, her caring nature, and the love she shared with family and friends.

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