Tommie E. Nidositko
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Tommie E. Nidositko
  • November 12, 1919 - June 26, 2017
  • Temple, Texas

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Tommie Elizabeth Berry Nidositko, 97, passed peacefully on June 26, 2017 to be with her heavenly Father. She was born on November 12, 1919 to Andrew Britton and Ella Mae Berry in Temple, TX and spent the majority of her life in the central Texas area. Siblings who passed before her include Christine, Barnell, Wilma, and Dorothy Marie. She graduated from Temple High School in 1936 and worked at her father's business, Zenith Laundry. She then moved to Dallas to attend business school and again worked for her father and as an office clerk in Temple, Belton, and Fort Hood. While working on Fort Hood, she met Michael Nidositko, and they married on January 1, 1944 at the chapel on Fort Hood after a three month courtship. They made their first home in Belton but also lived in Temple, Salado, Rogers, Germany, and Plano.

Tommie served as president of the City Federation of Women's Clubs of Temple in the 1960s. She and Mike owned the River Forest Restaurant in Belton, and she also worked at the Tejas Book Store in Temple, as a teacher's aide in Belton ISD, at the Salado Galleries, the Ponderosa Motor Inn in Temple, and the Stagecoach Inn in Salado. Tommie and Mike attended Avenue T Church of Christ, Western Hills Church of Christ, and most recently, Troy Church of Christ.

Tommie's greatest joys involved being with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and extended family. Tommie was preceded in death by her husband Mike, her oldest daughter Cindy Lamberth Boyde, her parents, and her siblings. She is

survived by her other four children, Andrea Stephens (Danny), Michelle Glenn (Walt), Michael Nidositko (Robbie), and Karen Nidositko-Cline (Jim). She is also survived by her eleven grandchildren, Lisa Colvin (John IV), Robert Lamberth (Kim), Joe Stephens (Jenny), Matthew Stephens (Summer), Aleesha Nidositko, Stacey Nidositko-Abendano (Victor), Stefanie Glenn, Monica Glenn, Nathan Glenn, Nicholas Nidositko, and Annika Cline. Finally, she is survived by her eleven great-grandchildren, Molly Colvin, John Colvin V, Katie Lamberth, Mitchell Lamberth, Emma Claire Stephens, Ariana Stephens,

Annabella Stephens, Alaina Stephens, Liam Copelin, Zoie Copelin, and Rainbow Abendano-Nidositko.

We would like to express their deepest gratitude to the Temple Scott and White Hospital medical and hospice teams for their care and compassion for Tommie and her family. Another of Tommie's greatest joys included her love for God and her church family at Troy Church of Christ. A memorial service for Tommie will be held on Sunday, July 9th at Troy Church of Christ, 305 Wendler Lane, Troy, TX 76759 immediately following the morning worship service. Morning worship begins at 10:50 a.m., and the memorial service will begin at 11:45 a.m. All are welcome and invited to attend the church service and memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Troy Church of Christ, 305 Wendler Lane, Troy, TX 76579, Shriners Hospitals, or another charitable organization in her memory.Arrangements under the direction of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, Temple, TX.