Agnes May Powell

May 8, 1916 - July 12, 2017
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Agnes Powell died on July 12, 2017 at her daughter’s home in Fairfield, California. She was born on May 8th in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and lived there until her early 20’s. She joined the U.S. Navy after graduating from Louisiana State University.   Agnes spent four years in the military working as a medical technologist.  After the military, she entered medical school but decided to be a physician was not for her, and chose to stay in the medical field, working as a registered medical technologist at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX.  Agnes enjoyed shopping, gardening, gambling, traveling with her family, attending church, and rooting on the LSU tigers, her beloved alma mater.

Agnes had 3 children. Her son Robert Powell, died in 1995.  Maggie Powell lives in Dallas TX and Zach Powell lives in Fairfield CA.  Her husband Robert G.B. Powell Sr., died in 1968.  They were married 19 years.

Agnes was preceded in death by Maggie Zachariah, her mother; and Robert Powell, her son; as well as her brothers and sisters-in-law, Woodrow and Betty Zachariah, Emile and Helen Zachariah, George and Evelyn Zachariah, and Dee Zachariah.  Survivors include her sister-in-law, Loretta Powell, and many nieces and nephews.

Agnes’ family will receive visitors beginning at 5:00 pm, Thursday, July 20, 2017, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A rosary will begin at 6:00 pm.

Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am, Friday, July 21, 2017, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with entombment following at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock.

Pallbearers are, Johnny Zachariah, Tommy Zachariah, Steve Zachariah, Nolan Marcus, Ken Brown, and Ralph Senn. Honorary pallbearers are Chance Arellano and Stephen Churchill.

Memorial donations can be made to National Right to Life, the Humane Society or the charity of your choice.


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, July 20, 2017

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Rosary at 6:00 PM.

Service Information

Date: Friday, July 21, 2017

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Sacred Heart Catholic Church


1302 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, July 21, 2017

Time: 11:30 am - 11:45 am

Galveston Memorial Park Mausoleum


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Born: May 8, 1916
Died: July 12, 2017

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Peter Villarreal posted on 7/20/17

May you be at Peace & remember the blessings & joys of your Mother.


Peter Villarreal posted on 7/20/17

For Agnes May Powell & Family, My sincerest condolences to you for the loss of Agnes. What a life for all the joys & experiences she had. Prayers & Blessings to you & yours. May she Rest In Peace In Heaven. ?? God Bless.


Steve and Sue Slaughter posted on 7/20/17

Our heartfelt condolences, Maggie, on your mother's passing. Please know that your Mother and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless, Steve and Sue Slaughter


Nancy Trieff posted on 7/20/17

I will dearly miss my old shopping buddy ! I hope her last years were happy. I, too, lost my mother 2 1/2 years ago. I still miss every day that she is not around. You girls were surely lucky to have a Mom like Agnes.


Susan Fountain posted on 7/20/17

What an amazing woman in Agnes Powell! It was an honor and privilege to have known her and was blessed to be there for her 99th birthday! God had more plans for her as she was with us for another 2 years. She certainly sleeps with the Angels for she was truly one here on Earth. My sincerest sympathies to Maggie and Zach in your loss.