Rayma Jean Karacostas

August 10, 1941 - June 11, 2017
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Rayma Jean Karacostas, 75, formerly of Galveston, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017, in Dallas, TX.

Rayma was born August 10, 1941, in Anahuac, TX. She graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy.  Rayma was a lifelong Longhorn and an avid supporter of the University of Texas.  She worked for many years at UTMB in the Pharmacy and also spent time with Edwards Pharmacy, Broadway Pharmacy and Walgreens Pharmacy.  Rayma was a member of Galveston Elks Lodge #126 and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

Rayma is preceded in death by her parents, Mitchell and Mable Watson, and by her husband, John Karacostas, Jr.

She is survived by her son, Tim Karacostas and wife, Pat; daughter, Susan Tweedy; sister-in-law, Rosemary Rodriguez and husband, Robert; grandchildren: Steven and Chase Karacostas and Erin Tweedy; niece, Renee Rodriguez; and nephew, Robert Ryan Rodriguez.

Rayma’s family will receive visitors from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Friday, June 16, 2017, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 10:00 am, Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. Burial will follow the service at Galveston Memorial Park.

Memorial may be made to the charity of your choice.

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, June 16, 2017

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Service Information

Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Time: 10:00 am

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Time: 11:00 am

Galveston Memorial Park


7301 Memorial Drive
Hitchcock, TX 77563

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Born: August 10, 1941
Died: June 11, 2017

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Deni Mize posted on 6/16/17

Rayma is now a true angel with our LORD. I know she's reached the eternal life that we all look forward to after our physical life here. I'll miss corresponding with Rayma via snail mail, as we did so often since she moved away from Galveston and our Chrysanna Fellowship group at Moody Methodist Church. She's probably already sitting at the table with Jolene playing Yahtzee! Our thoughts and prayers are with Rayma's family.


pam laplant posted on 6/16/17

Hey sweet lady you will be truly missed they have brandy Alexander's in heaven. I waited onyou at the elks. This is pam rest in peace HOOK em HORNS Forever. Pam laplant


Kathleen Everling posted on 6/16/17

Tim and Susan, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. My thought and prayers go out to you and your family.


Kathleen Everling posted on 6/16/17

Tim, Susan and family, I am sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. My prayers go out to you and your family. Condolences, Kathleen


Carole and Bob Gard posted on 6/15/17

Susan and Tim, we mourn Rayma's passing. She was an important friend to many of us at Moody Methodist in our women's group and playing Mah Jongg. We admired her courage, loyalty to friends and her sense of humor. She will be missed! Our payers and love to you and your family. Carole and Bob Gard


Ernie Stein posted on 6/14/17

So sorry for the loss of your Mom, Tim and Susan. I have many found memories of our time living on Cedar.


- Leah Harrison Byron posted on 6/14/17

I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time. This is like losing a member of my own family after knowing all of you for so long.


Sharron Planck posted on 6/13/17

Those we hold most dear never truly leave us they live on in the kindness they showed, the comfort they shared, and the love they brought into our lives Isaiah 40:31 Knowing Tim your mother must have been a woman of great kindness . Bob And I are very sorry for your loss Bob and Sharron Planck


Cheryl and Rodney Welch posted on 6/13/17

Our prayers are with family amd friends at this difficult time.