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Jane "Muggins" Morrow Dvorak

Jane "Muggins" Morrow Dvorak
  • November 28, 1926 - January 7, 2013
  • New Braunfels and Austin, Texas
  • In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorials be made to Christ Our King Church.

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“I didn't know Jane, but Mom (Anita Irene Hunter Terry) still remembers her and Ed Dvorak. Mom still talks about Shannon, Cindy, Tessa and Trisha. But...Read More »
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3 of 5 | Posted by: Dr. Steve Beito - New Braunfels, TX

“To my good friend Jane - your were my special friend, my mentor, my spiritual advisor and much, much more. I will miss you very much. To Lisa and...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Keren Necaise - New Braunfels, TX

“Thank you Jane for giving me one of my dearest friends, Lisa. Blessings to you and your family. Dan ”
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Jane "Muggins" Morrow Dvorak, 86, formerly of Austin and San Marcos, passed away on January 7, 2013 in New Braunfels, Texas. She was born in Waco, Texas on November 28, 1926, the only child of Colonel William S. Morrow and Ethel Speer Morrow. Her father nicknamed her "Muggins" derived from the political term "mugwump", a group he affiliated with while at Baylor University. Jane too attended Baylor and while earning her B.S. in Sociology studied to receive a pilot's license to fly the Piper Cub light aircraft.

After graduation, Jane married her husband Ed, he himself a pilot. The family enjoyed the Air Force life with tours throughout the US and in Wiesbaden, Germany, Jane's favorite. She loved being a military wife and was very proud of Air Force traditions. For her a common bond of the Air Force family was to help others in their time of need. As President of the Offutt AFB Officer's Wives Club, she was instrumental in the "dream years" of Air Force Village, the planned retirement center for Air Force officers, their wives and dependents. Her volunteer work continued throughout her life and the St. David's Austin Hospital Auxiliary recognized her for performing 5,000 hours of volunteer service.

Jane's interests in flower arranging, gardening and butterflies were well known. She transformed her traditional residential backyard with non-indigenous plants and grass to a haven for butterflies with native and xeriscape plants and grasses. She had a special cage built to raise butterflies inside her home and then release them outdoors. Her spectacular yard served as a backdrop for a segment of the KLRU-TV Austin special "Backyard Butterflies."

Her late-in-life passion was the San Antonio Spurs basketball team. She was the consummate fan, her wheelchair decked out with the slogan "Go Spurs Go" and pictures of Tim, Tony and Manu hung on her walls along with the family photos. The team kept her engaged and she enthusiastically looked forward to game nights. Her fan highlight was tickets gifted by special friends for her to attend games in person.

Much of Jane's life and friendships revolved around the church with decades of service in the Altar Guild and membership at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church of Austin, St. Mark's Episcopal Church of San Marcos, and most recently Christ Our King Anglican of New Braunfels. The dear angels of these church families were a rock of support for her.

Jane is survived by daughters Cindy Maksymowicz (Zygmunt) of San Marcos, TX, Trisha Dvorak (David Billick) of Seattle, WA, Tessa Bocage (Aaron) of Sicklerville, NJ, Laura Ellis (Wilburn) of Elgin, TX, Lisa Dvorak of San Marcos, TX; grandchildren John Maksymowicz, Lisa Maksymowicz, Christopher Bocage (Melissa), Katie Palaganas, Brian Bocage, Angela Estaville; great grandchild Melissa Estaville. Her husband, Colonel Edward H. Dvorak, and daughter Shannon Edmundson precede her in death.

Special blessings to Dr. Mario Rossbach, Ruben and Hortencia Orona of Wings Transportation, Nora Lombrana, the staff of Oaktree Assisted Living, Kirkwood Manor and Hope Hospice New Braunfels.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 18, 10:30 a.m. at Christ Our King Anglican, 467 FM 1863, New Braunfels, TX with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorials are made to Christ Our King Church.