Karen Michele Myers

January 15, 1952 - January 16, 2015
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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.

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Born: January 15, 1952
Died: January 16, 2015

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R gray posted on 11/30/-1

My condolences to the family during this difficult time. I am truly sorry for your loss. Please find comfort and hope in God's promise found at Revelation 21:3,4.


Kathy Taylor posted on 11/30/-1

I just received word about Karen's sudden passing and it seemed like time just stood still for a moment for me. My heart goes out to those she left behind. My dear friend, you made it to a place you earned. May the Lord hold you close!


Melissa Eitzen posted on 11/30/-1

Dear Betty and family, I was in complete shock when hearing the news of Karen’s passing. What a beautiful and giving Spirit. Her love and devotion to her family were obvious, but she also possessed an uncanny sense to detect if someone was struggling. She never hesitated to help someone in need. My thoughts and prayers are with you today and for many days to come. Melissa


Tasha Ri'card-Tate posted on 11/30/-1

To the family of Karen, My heart was saddened to hear about the passing of Karen. I met Karen when I starting working at UTMB 7 years ago. Prayers and fond memories are what you have to remember your dearly departed. May the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days, my most heartfelt condolences.


Cathy Simmons posted on 11/30/-1

I was so saddened to hear of Karen's passing. As a co-worker, she was always so very nice to me, courteous, and so respectful. My heart goes out to the family and close friends. May God be with you all during this difficult time. A very sweet lady - always had a smile every time I saw her. Warm hugs and prayers to all of those closest to her.


Lon & Helen Mackay posted on 11/30/-1

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Kimberly Schuenke posted on 11/30/-1

So sorry to hear Karen passed away. We worked on a large project at UTMB, and she was very conscientious and a real pleasure to interact with. I will miss her! My condolences to her family and friends.


Susie Perry Mashburn posted on 11/30/-1

So sorry to hear of your loss. Will be in prayer for her family & friends. Being a friend from the past having played softball against & bowled against I can say that Karen was a friend. I pray that she will be remembered for her kindness & friendship. Always Susie Perry Mashburn


v. thompson posted on 11/30/-1

My sincere condolences to the family of Karen Myers. May you find comfort in your loving memories, and in God's promise to soon "swallow up death forever" and "wipe away the tears from all faces." (Isaiah 25;8) While grief at the loss of Karen is great, joy at welcoming her back in the earthly resurrection will be greater. (Mark 5;42) With deepest sympathy,


Kathy Taylor posted on 11/30/-1

I just received word about Karen's sudden passing and it seemed like time just stood still for a moment for me. My heart goes out to those she left behind. My dear friend, you made it to a place you earned. May the Lord hold you close!