Loyce Leola Rayzor, 83, formerly of Galveston, passed away Monday, June 2, 2014, in Beaumont, TX. She was born June 22, 1930 in Edwardsville, Illinois. She moved to Galveston as a teenager and graduated from Ball High School with the Class of 1948. Loyce married R.J. Rayzor, Jr. in July 1948 and together they raised their family on the island. Loyce was an avid golfer and former president of the Galveston Country Club Ladies Golf Association, where she also served as a past board member and enjoyed numerous golf trips with her husband and her friends. Loyce was also a volunteer at Ursuline Academy when her children were young and was an active member of the Galveston Garden Club. She was an accomplished seamstress and an excellent cook. She was able to take anything her husband fished or hunted and create a gourmet meal. She lost her home of 56 years during Hurricane Ike and moved to Beaumont to be closer to her son.
Loyce was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Elizabeth Lee; husband, R. J. Rayzor, Jr.; sisters, Virginia Lee Morris and Betty Jean Lee Brown; and son-in-law, Randy Richardson, Sr.
She is survived by her daughter, Kathi Richardson; son, Dicky Rayzor and wife, Val; grandchildren: Randy Richardson, Jr. and wife, Shannon; Stephanie Rayzor Daleo and husband, Bernie; and Julian Rayzor and wife, Ally; eight great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Loyce’s family will receive visitors from 5:00 until 7:00 pm, Friday, June 6th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be 11:00 am, Saturday, June 7th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Ray Pinard officiating. Entombment will follow the service in the mausoleum at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Galveston.
Pallbearers will be Randy Richardson, Jr., Connor Richardson, Bernie Daleo, Julian Rayzor, Tripp Daleo, John Kelso, and Rhodes Rayzor.
Loyce’s family wishes to extend a special thank you to Father Joe Daleo; Len Rose Place caregivers Ray Medina, Jackie and Cynthia; the Calvary Baptist Church family in Beaumont; Advantage Plus Home Healthcare; and Harbor House Hospice.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Galveston Island Humane Society.