Myron R. “Buster” Rees & Orville “Dee” Griggs Rees
Myron R. “Buster “ Rees, 86, of Galveston died Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at UTMB Hospital following the untimely death of his beloved wife Orville “Dee” Griggs Rees on Sunday, Sept. 7th. A dual service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, September 11, 2009 at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home in Galveston, with Reverend Dr. Ray Meador of the First Baptist Church and Father John Paul Flajole, OFM of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, both of Galveston, officiating. Burial will follow at Grace Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock.
Buster was born in Jennings, LA on July 31, 1923. He was the owner and operator of Seabird Marine in Galveston, employed by Sears-Roebuck, and retired from Halliburton in 1986. He was a dedicated member and former director of the El Mina Shrine Temple, where he and Dee truly enjoyed dedicating their retirement years in benefit of the Shriners Burn Hospital in Galveston.
In their fifties, Buster and Dee bought a second home in Newton, TX, not far from Dee’s birthplace and where she had many relatives. Both enjoyed their involvement in the farming community, while Buster raised his cows.
Buster was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Holmes Rees and Edolia Richard Rees; his only sister, Joyce Rees Crainer; and his beloved wife of 63 years, Orville G. “Dee” Rees.
Survivors include his children Suzie Rees Lyons (Brick Pomeroy), Rick Rees (Wanda), and Myra Rees Blasi (Rick Key); grandchildren, William Blake Lyons (Britni Gaspard) Katlyn Lilly Rees and Jason Joseph Blasi and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Their children believe that after 63 years of marriage, Buster chose to join Dee in Heaven rather than remain behind. In lieu of flowers, we request that donations to be made to the Hurricane Recovery of the Shriners Burn Hospital in Galveston.
Friends may sign the register book and send the family condolences at www.CarnesBrothers.com/contactus. Please include the Rees name.