Born on Feb. 10, 1925, Nelda Louise Pavlica, 90, passed from this earth into the tender, welcoming arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Nov. 10, 2015. Born to Lois (Sandifer) Allen and Houston Goodrich Allen, she was married to John Pavlica on May 2, 1944. She was preceded in death by her beloved parents, husband, a nephew Gary Allen, a niece Genee Allen and one great-great grandson. Mother/Nana is survived by their four children: Janice (Jim) Van Dresar of La Grange, John of Aransas Pass, Jim (Diane) of McAllen, and Jerry (Glenda) of Mission. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, eight great-great grandchildren; two sisters: Betty (Verbon) Anthony of Edinburg, Pat (Allen “Sonny) Neilson of Georgetown, two brothers: Wayne (Gelee) of Wharton, and Warren (Mary Jane) of Kingsville; and numerous loving nieces and nephews. Nelda and her husband John Pavlica had moved to La Grange in 1990.