Karen Antoinette Tircuit

November 7, 1942 - August 28, 2015
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Karen Antoinette Tircuit, age 73, of Galveston, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 28, 2015 at her home. She was born to the late Cecil Harold Lynch and Ida Gertrude Tobin Lynch on November 17, 1942.

Karen was a lifelong resident of Galveston who attended Ursuline Academy, Dominican and Ball High Schools and Galveston College. She was employed by Galveston Historical Foundation and later Edgewater Retirement Community. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and prior to that First Lutheran Church of Galveston. She was also a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Social Order of Beauseants of Galveston Assembly 152, and Rainbow Girls. She was a Girl Scout (Brownie troop) leader, PTA member at Island Elementary and Weis Middle School, as well as a member of the Ball High All Sports Booster Club. Throughout her lifetime, she was involved with several other civic and charitable organizations. Karen enjoyed sewing, ceramics, flower arranging and other crafts, cooking, candy making, art and music. She loved singing with the Galveston College Chorale and at Zion Lutheran Church.

Karen married Albert C. Tircuit Jr. on February 23, 1962. She was a loving and devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She spent her life caring for her family, and the welfare of her children and grandchildren were always foremost on her mind. She was known and loved for her kindness and her smile and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her father, Cecil H. Lynch of San Antonio, mother, Ida G. Campbell, grandmother, Gertrude Gilliam and grandfather, Emmett N. Tobin of Galveston, grandfather, John R. Lynch of Fort Worth, and grandmother, Susan J. DeVinney of San Antonio.

She is survived by her daughter, Angela Winegar and partner Ronald Eaves; her son, Albert Tircuit and partner Laura Black of Galveston; grandchildren Michael Winegar, Jason Winegar & Christian Winegar of Church Hill, TN, and Athena Tircuit of Galveston, as well as Kye Garvin (Etosha) and children Bailey and Liam of Wichita Falls; Keegan Luna (Robert) and their children Clara and Robert Jr. of Waurika, OK; Alexandria Black of Wichita Falls; and Abraham Archer Jr. of Galveston, who were special to her. She also leaves behind many other cherished family members and friends.

Karen’s family will receive visitors beginning at 4:00 pm, Friday, September 4th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A memorial service will begin at 6:00 pm, led by Pastor Helen Rose Moore.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital Galveston.

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Born: November 7, 1942
Died: August 28, 2015

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Victoria Geiger posted on 11/30/-1

Angela your Mama was always sweet and kind, and you take after her so much! Just keep trusting in the Lord He is right there with you. I am praying for you and Albert and your family.


Sherry Hicks posted on 11/30/-1

I am afraid I am being a pest and repeating myself like an old woman. I know there is nothing to say to fix things or make the pain go away, but she was so loved by so many....thank you for sharing her with us.


Sylvia Chapa posted on 11/30/-1

Angela, my condolences to you and your family. God bless.


Kathleen Kalland posted on 11/30/-1

I know how close you were to your mother and I am so sorry for your loss but you will be with her again one day. My deepest sympathy goes to you and your family thru this saddest time.


Amber Jinkins Shelley posted on 11/30/-1

Angela & Albert, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was an Angel on Earth. Now she is an Angel in Heaven. I love y'all. Amber