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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The members of the Senate were saddened to learn
 3    of the death of Marija Kajfez Gornik,  a  resident  of  Beach
 4    Park, Lake County, Illinois, on December 4, 1999; and

 5        WHEREAS,   Mrs.  Gornik  was  born  in  Albelj,  Slovenia
 6    (formerly Yugoslavia), on November 9, 1924; she finished  the
 7    equivalent  of  eighth  grade  in  a one room school house in
 8    Banja Loca, Slovenia; and

 9        WHEREAS, She left home at the age of fifteen to work as a
10    nanny and a few years later she moved to the capital city  of
11    Ljubljana;  shortly thereafter she escaped from Yugoslavia to
12    Austria after having witnessed war atrocities; and

13        WHEREAS, She met her husband, Ludvik Gornik  in  Austria;
14    they  married  on  June  19,  1949  and  a  few  months later
15    immigrated to America; she loved America and her goal was  to
16    become an American citizen; her dream came true in 1958; and

17        WHEREAS,  She  was  a  member of the former Mother of God
18    Church and a former member of St. Mary's KSKJ; and

19        WHEREAS, Her passing will be deeply felt  by  her  family
20    and friends, especially her husband, Ludvik; her sons, Robert
21    and  Ray  Gornik;  her  daughters,  Mary Carmody and Andriane
22    Rice; her daughter-in-law, Diana Gornik; her son-in-law,  Jay
23    Rice;   her   grandchildren,  Nicholaus  and  Justin  (Candi)
24    Carmody, Jennifer and twins, Lisa  and  Jessica  Gornik,  and
25    Faith  and  Matthew Rice; and her great-granddaughter, Alexis
26    Carmody; therefore, be it

28    ASSEMBLY  OF  THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we note with sorrow
29    and regret the death of Marija Kajfez Gornik and  extend  our
30    sincere  condolences  to  her  family  and friends; and be it
31    further
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 1        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
 2    presented to her husband, Ludvik Gornik.

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