Irene Balcar Goyne passed away Thursday, June 14, 2012, at St. David’s Hospital after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Irene was born Oct. 7, 1939, in Sheldon, Texas, to Joseph and Mary (Tepera) Balcar. Irene graduated high school in Hearne, Texas.
She worked 22 years with the state of Texas as a medical insurance administrator and an ambulance claims examiner. Irene was an avid book reader, a devoted wife, sister, friend, and most of all a loving grandmother.
Irene was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Mary Balcar; brothers, Adolf Balcar and Aemil Balcar; and sisters, Marian Walzel and Lillian Minard. She is survived by her husband Rusty Goyne, of Lytton Springs; daughter, Patty Milligan and her husband, George, of Austin; son, Andy Russell, of Austin; sister, Lorene Taylor, of Austin; brother, John Balcar, of Corpus Christi; sister-in-law, Cassie Reed and her husband, David and niece, Meredith Carlson, all of Austin; grandchildren: Megan Russell, Candace Russell, Kelsey Schroeder and George Milligan, IV, of Austin; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members.
Irene loved her family and will be missed by everyone that knew her.
A visitation was held on Saturday, June 16, 2012, from 4 – 6 p.m. at Eeds Funeral Home, 408 S. Main St., in Lockhart. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 18, with the Reverend Ron Scott officiating. Burial followed at Lockhart City Cemetery. Serving as the pallbearers were: Larry Garcia, Andy Russell, George Milligan, George Milligan, IV, David Reed and Mark Damen.
The family suggests donations to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Even though God has chosen for you to leave us today on your next journey, we remember your loving touch and how you helped us to grow with love, truth and honesty. We remember how you guided us through our youth to choose the right paths, values, and morals and to always remember our self-worth. Even though you may be gone from this earth, we have wonderful, loving memories of our time spent together. We know God has chosen you to be a guardian angel to watch over us. We love you and will miss you. Love, Patty and Andy
All arrangements with Eeds Funeral Home, 408 S. Main St., Lockhart, Texas 78644.