Cathryn I. Smith began her earthly journey Sept. 25, 1929, in Langdale, AL and completed her journey July 7.
After graduating from high school, she went on to become a registered nurse and then an operating room nurse at a master’s level. Having met Jack Myres in Dallas in 1956, they married shortly thereafter. Cathy’s long career as an operating room nurse, surgical center manager, and supervisor continued until her retirement.
She worked in hospitals in San Antonio, Houston, Kansas, and many years in the Houston area. She was particularly adept at managing people of diverse backgrounds and expectations.
Cathy is survived by her children, Susan Myres and husband, John Uri; son, John Myres and wife, Laura Myres; and son, James Myres.
She is survived by four grandchildren, Shelly Morales and husband, Pops Morales; Hunter Myres and his fiancee, Kelsey Andrejczak; Cathryn Myres, and Alexandra Uri.
Cathy spent the last six months recuperating from serious illnesses in Eagle Lake: first in the Eagle Lake Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, then Laura and John’s wonderful home, and finally at Rice Medical Center.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Susie Bartley Smith and Noah C. (Cotton) Smith, and her brother and sister-in-law, Noah and Louise Smith of Alabama; and her husband, Jack Myres. Even through her last illness, Cathy maintained an entertaining spirit and love of music, and a love of time with her family. Her caretakers at the end of her life were numerous and wonderful including Mary Helen Vasquez and Krissy Schoelman, and Martha Muro.
In lieu of flowers, if you are so inclined, the family requests donations to be made in her memory to Rice Medical Center Employee Volunteers, P.O. Box 277, Eagle Lake, Texas, whose care attention provided so much support to the family and the ability to spend unlimited time with her in light of all of the COVID-19 challenges facing our community. Their work should continue for the next generation.
No services are scheduled at this time.