Marjorie Ann “Margie” Benes


Marjorie Ann “Margie” Benes, 76, of Gonzales, passed away Thursday, March 25, 2021. Margie was born July 23, 1944 in Gonzales to Eddie Malatek, Sr., and Rosie Pekar Malatek. She married Billie Louis Benes on August 8, 1963 in Gonzales. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church, the Catholic Daughters, and the Altar Society.

Margie attended grade school in Shiner at St. Ludmilla Academy and later graduated from Gonzales High School with the Class of 1963. Through the years Margie worked as a Teller for various banks in Gonzales until retiring in 2018. 

Margie enjoyed canning fruits and vegetables, baking and cooking, all of which she excelled at. She loved to take shopping trips with her son Billy James and visiting on the back patio with family and friends. 

Margie had a compassionate and caring soul. She was a kind and loving woman who lived abundantly in her Catholic faith. She volunteered to teach CCD, baked for the bereavement committees that provided funeral meals and treasured relationships developed through the church organizations she supported. 

Margie is survived by the love of her life, her adoring husband Billie Louis Benes, brothers and sisters-in-law, Eddie Malatek, Jr and his wife Marla Ann, David Malatek and his wife Debbie all of Gonzales. She was preceded in death by her loving son, Billy James Benes, and her parents.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at a later date. Family and friends may leave their condolences to the family by visiting In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. James Religious Education Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD), 417 N College St, Gonzales, TX 78629 or to the charity of one’s choice.  Services are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.