Roseann Urbanczyk Lyson

Roseann Lyson

On Thursday, August 12, Roseann Urbanczyk Lyson passed away in Texas City, Texas. Roseann was born on April 30, 1951, in Amarillo, Texas.  She graduated from Texas Tech in 1973, where she received her degree in Special Education. She married Harvey Lyson in 1977 and is the mother of a daughter, Adrienne Escobedo (Adrian) of Kemah, and a son, Nathan Cole Lyson (Mimi), of Dickinson.

Preceded in death by her father, Bennie Urbanczyk, Roseann is survived by her mother, Mozelle Pruitt Urbanczyk, of Panhandle. Also surviving her are her sisters, Linda Kintz (Joe) of Eugene, OR; Karen Counts (Robert) of Panhandle, Marsha Neel of Marble Falls, Lisa Cradit (Jon) of San Marcos, and a special sister, Stacey Urbanczyk, of College Station; and brothers Jan Urbanczyk (Susan) of Bowie, MD, Joel Urbanczyk of Panhandle, Kevin Urbanczyk (Amelie) of Alpine, and Ben Urbanczyk (Susie).

She loved being with her three grandchildren, Ella Rose and Nolan John Escobedo, and Olivia Grace Lyson, who adored their beloved Nana. She was looking forward to a fourth, Eleanor Marie Lyson (due August  27). Roseann will be missed by many nieces and nephews, cousins, and loving in-laws, who cherished visiting with her and challenging her to card games. She also loved working Sudoku and putting together jigsaw puzzles.

Roseann grew up on her family’s farm and loved spending time with her large family and her many aunts, uncles, and cousins, with whom she spent holidays.  She especially loved being in the garden with her grandmother, Alta Pruitt, and spending summer evenings outdoors with her grandfather, Gaines Pruitt, of Panhandle.

Roseann was loved for her sweet, quiet, calm spirit. All her nieces and nephews felt her steady acceptance of everyone, though she also had a mischievous sense of humor. The world is a better place because Roseann was in it.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, August 22, 2021 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm in the Chapel of Carnes Funeral Home, 3100 Gulf Freeway, Texas City, TX 77591. Roseann’s Celebration of Life will follow at 3:00pm.