Joyce Smaistrla Kostohryz passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. She was 89. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, December 3, at 11 am at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 3312 Dryden Rd, Ft. Worth. The service will be livestreamed on the church's website at standrewcc.org.livestream. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, her family suggests contributions to the Helen Smaistrla Memorial Fund, Catholic Daughters of America, Court 829, in care of Mary Brackeen, 1839 N. Marable, West, TX 76691. The fund, established by Joyce and the late George Kostohryz in memory of her mother, Helen Smaistrla, provides assistance to the needy in their hometown of West. Born in West on March 12,1932, Joyce married the love of her life—the “boy next door," George Kostohryz, and embarked upon her lifetime career as a loving and supportive wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and aunt. Joyce and George celebrated 63 years of marriage prior to his death in 2014. A lifelong Catholic, she was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church for 64 years. Her family wishes to express their appreciation to Dr. Marshall Morrison, M.D. , Dr. Nina Asrani, Dr. Mary Milam, M.D., and the entire staff of The Westmore Senior Living for their kind and compassionate care of Joyce. She was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Helen Wernet Smaistrla; husband, George Kostohryz; her granddaughter, Kristin Alaine Kellow; her great-granddaughter, Kathryn Jaye Huffman; son-in-law, Jimmy Randolph; brother, Charles Smaistrla, Jr. D.D.S.; and sister Jo Ann Smaistrla Gerik. Joyce is survived by her children, Beverly Kostohryz Kellow, George Kostohryz,Jr., M.D. and wife, Brenda, David Kostohryz, D.D.S. and wife Dainty, Brenda Kostohryz Witherspoon and husband Brett, Carol Kostohryz Turpin and husband Doug, Jean Randolph-Giles and husband Matt Giles; grandchildren, Rob Kellow, George "Trey" Kostohryz III and fiancée, Kim Moore, Kelly Kostohryz and wife, Morgan, Holt Kostohryz, Keely Kostohryz Nezworski and husband, Christopher, Jennifer Kostohryz Rosell and husband, Andrew, David Kostohryz, Jr., D.D.S, M.D. and wife, Jennifer, John Kostohryz and wife, Kendall, Bryan Witherspoon and wife, Sarah, Ben Witherspoon and wife, Lauren, Sarah Turpin Huffman and husband, Shane, Holly Turpin Jordan and husband, Zac, Douglas Turpin and wife, Sarah, Taylor Turpin, Carolyn Randolph Cantu and husband, Val, Martha Randolph Canon and husband, Cody, Charlotte Randolph, Helen Randolph Howard and husband, Johnse, Grace Randolph Larremore and husband, Neil, and Joseph Williams; great-grandchildren, Hudson, Margot and Lucille Kostohryz, Bowie and Forte Nezworski, Jimmy and Charlie Rosell, Avery and Thomas Kostohryz, Karr and Lyle Kostohryz, Ben Jr., Elizabeth, Samantha, George and Burford Witherspoon, Sidnie Costilow and Charlotte Witherspoon, Caroline, Campbell and Samuel Huffman, Miguel and Joyce Cantu, Eleanor, Cecilia and Trudy Canon; brothers-in-law, Vernon Kostohryz and wife, Mercedes, and Robert Matkin; sister-in-law, Jean Smaistrla; and many beloved nieces and nephews and their families.
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