Karen M. Myers, 63, passed away peacefully on January 16, 2015 surrounded by loved ones. Karen was born January 15, 1952 to Thomas and Lorraine Myers. She attended Galveston schools, went on to attend Texas A&M University and later received her BS degree from the University of Houston Clear Lake after taking a break to help support her sister’s education and care for her ailing parents. Karen worked at Union Carbide for 21 years and UTMB for 18 years, where she was employed at the time of her death.
Karen was an avid bowler and was awarded many recognitions including the Hall of Fame in Galveston. She enjoyed bowling for many years and gained lifelong friends along the way. She loved watching softball and spent many nights and weekends watching her girls, Lexi and Reece, as well as her favorite team, Texas Thunder.
Karen was a true Aggie to the end. She spent her entire life caring for others and gave selflessly of herself. The last few years of her life were devoted to caring for her dearest friend, Betty, during a debilitating illness, all while continuing to work. She held a special place in her heart for her baby girl, Lexi, and made sure her future would be secured. No decision Karen ever made was for herself, but rather for the benefit of others. She had a master plan so that in the end, whenever that would be, those most important to her would continue to be cared for.
Preceded in death by her parents, Karen is survived by her best friend of more than 30 years, Betty Kershaw, her angel, Alexis King, and her sister, Phyllis Hardy and brother-in-law, David. She will also be greatly missed by her surrogate family, Beth Kershaw-Cammarn and family, Rick & Debbie Kershaw, Ricky Kershaw and family, Jon & Mary Denby, and Judy Kunz and family, as well as special friends, Dorothy Harrison and Mary Frances Ross.
At her request, Karen will be cremated. A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 5pm-7pm at the Knights of Columbus, 11152 Stewart Road, Galveston. In lieu of flowers, please honor Karen by donating to your favorite charity or providing a helping hand to someone in need.
We would like to extend a big thank you to the doctors and nurses at UTMB for their gracious care during Karen’s sudden illness.
Karen, words can never express our appreciation for the love and care you gave to our mother and grandmother. You always felt lucky to be a part of our family, but we were the ones who were blessed to have you in our life. You were a truly amazing person and taken from us too soon, but we know you are an even better angel and will be watching over us from above. We love and miss you.