Nyla Lee Moncebaiz St. Clair was born in Fort Worth, Texas. To Charles and Roberta Smiley on June 10, 1934 and departed this life at Methodist Hospital in Houston on Wednesday, February 10, 2010.
Nyla Lee Moncebaiz St. Clair
Carnes Brothers Funeral Home
Funeral services are 10:00 am Monday, February 15, 2010 at Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church in Galveston, Reverend Bert Bagley and Reverend June White officiating. Private family burial will follow a church reception at Grace Memorial Park in Hitchcock under the direction of Carnes Brothers Funeral Home of Gaalveston. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Sunday from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm.
Lee graduated from Texarkana High School and went on to receive her RN degree from St. Petersburg University in Florida. Nyla proudly served UTMB in Galveston for 23 years before her retirement. She returned to work at EDS and retired for the 2nd time after 5 years.
Lee was an active member of Moody Methodist Church. She was a member of the Emmeas group, of the Mission Team, and the Worship Committee. She also served many years as chairman of the board at Crockett Place Methodist Church. She truly enjoyed working with so many pastors throughout her years of service.
Lee along with her husband owned B&L Ranch, where she was the house manager for MHMR’s MARJO program for juvenile offenders. Lee was a volunteer nurse @ the Lone Oak Ranch for the summer activities program and was a participant of the Texas Trail Riders Association for many years. She was proud to show her Appaloosas horses while gracing her side saddle. She has taught all of her grandchildren how to ride horses. Her avid love for music, theatre and dance was inspiring and appreciated by all she could share with.
She is survived by her devoted husband, Bobby Dal St. Clair, her sister, Joverne Christie of Las Vegas, NV., brother, Ronald Smiley and his wife Trina of Indiana. Sons, Robert and daughter in law, Cyndi Moncebaiz of Santa Fe, TX., David Lee Moncebaiz of Austin, TX., Robert Dal, Arnold and Jo Bob St. Clair; grandchildren, Victor III and Katherine Lee Moncebaiz of Boston, MS., Faith Anne, Cristyn, Eliza, Alayna, and Fallen St. Clair of Texas City, Laura Lee and Forrest Moncebaiz of Redmond, Or., David James Moncebaiz of Katy, TX., Sarah and Troy Moncebaiz of Santa Fe, TX. Joe Eldon, Kristofer Wade and Brandon, Dal St. Clair of Friendswood, TX, great grandchildren, Snow Adamarie, and Adam Ortega III of Texas City, TX, niece, Sadie Teal St. Clair and nephews Larry St. Clair, and Christopher Christie.
The family would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the professionals who helped Lee have a longer and fuller life, the nurses and dear friends from Davita Dialysis, Debbie, Sylvia, Diana, and Nancy. For ten years, Dr. Henry Zaleski has seen her through many challenges at the Methodist Hospital in Houston. The floor Nurses in 8 West Main Cancer Care Center.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Galveston Island Gideon’s, P.O. Box 8258 Galveston, Texas 77553.
Pallbearers are Joe St.Clair II, John Brannon, Troy Moncebaiz, Jonathon Vining, Sarah Moncebaiz and Samantha Gerald.
Friends may sign the register book and send the family condolences at www.CarnesBrothers.com/contactus. Please include the St. Clair name.