Kathryn Lee Syers
KATHRYN LEE SYERS passed away peacefully at her residence in Friendswood, Texas on Monday, June 17, 2013 at the age of 68. Kathryn was born on September 9, 1944 in Tacoma, Washington to Frederick and Bessie Brown. She grew up in Galveston and graduated from Ball High School. She attended The University of Texas at Austin, later graduating from the nursing program at The University of Texas Medical Branch. As a loving nurse and regular volunteer with the hospital ministry at Lakewood Church, she shared her faith with everyone she encountered. Through her prayer life, she helped many to experience a relationship with God.
Kathryn will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother by her surviving family. Kathryn is survived by her husband of 43 years, Walter Syers, and brother, Steven Brown and wife Trish of Kingman, Arizona and niece Diana Nicholls of California. Kathryn is also survived by her loving son, Brook Syers, and wife Julie, and her beloved grandson, Casey, where they reside in League City, Texas.
Kathryn is preceded in death by her parents, Frederick and Bessie Brown and is also survived by brother-in-laws Manuel Syers and wife Rita, Jack Syers and wife Pam, Richard Syers and wife Evelyn, Herman Syers and wife Linda, and sister-in-law Sylvia Syers Cates.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 2pm at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2216 Ball Avenue in Galveston, Texas. A reception will immediately follow the service. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations be made to UTMB School of Nursing, 301 University Blvd., Galveston, Texas 77555-1132 or A-Med Community Hospice, 8901 E.F. Lowry Expressway, Suite B, Texas City, Texas 77591.
Kathryn donated her body to The University of Texas Health Sciences Center. The family would like to express special thanks to Dr. Thomas Blackwell and assistant Colleen Harrison, family member and caregiver Pam Syers, and A-Med Community Hospice care workers, who provided special care and love the last weeks of her life.