Sandra Lynn MyzellSeptember 11, 1945 ~ November 18, 2017 (age 72)
Sandra Lynn Myzell age 72 passed on November 18th, 2017. She was born September 11th, 1945 in Highlands, Texas to Peggy Laverne Prigmore and Earl Dee Prigmore. Sandra lived in Baytown, Texas until 1960 when her Mother and Stepfather, J. W. Griffin, decided to move to their home on Lake Anahuac. After graduation from Anahuac High School, she attended Sam Houston State University and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and teaching certificate in English and French. She also attended Stephen F. Austin where she earned her Master's Degree in Elementary Education. Sandra began her 45 year teaching career at Northwood Junior High in Houston teaching ninth grade English. From there she taught ninth grade English and French at Galena Park Junior High until she married her High School sweetheart, Tommy Myzell on June 7, 1969. After their marriage, she taught English at Anahuac Junior High. Then she moved to Anahuac Elementary and taught first grade and second grade. Later she attended the University of St. Thomas where she earned her certification in gifted and talented education and taught GT K-5 for the last fifteen years of her 45 year teaching career. Sandra loved teaching and spent many of her Summer days planning lessons and activities for the upcoming school years.
Sandra was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, The American Home Department of Fine Arts, Kappa Delta Pi and a Gatorfest Ambassador. She loved raising her two children in Anahuac and participated in every event and organization they were in by volunteering her time and efforts to help in any way she could. Along with her family, she loved being outdoors and enjoying the wonders of God's creations. Her favorite hobbies were photography, gardening and home decorating. She loved photographing people and things in nature, especially flowers. After retirement she joined a Thursday Ladies domino group which she after said was the highlight of her week. She also loved her standing Wednesday night meals at Napolitos with her dear couple friends. Sandra adored her two grandchildren and spent as much time as she could with them. She often said, "When I am with them, my time is there's.” She did her best to make every moment with them a memorable, fun adventure and learning experience.
Preceded in death by her parents Peggy Griffin, Dee Prigmore and stepfather J. W. Griffin. Sandra is survived by her husband, Tommy Myzell; daughter Michelle Myzell Pettitt and son-in-law Scott Pettitt of Morgan Hill Callifornia; her son Chad Myzell and wife Kate Myzell of Beaumont; her grandchildren Charlie Myzell and Kara Myzell, and two stepgrandchildren, Jenna Pettit and Julia Pettit; her brother Mike Griffin and wife Adaire Griffin; her nephew, Josh Griffin; her niece, Lizzie Smith and husband Tim Smith and their son Wescott Smith.
Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Bob Pattillo, Dick Chambliss, Ken Shaw, Charlie Shaw, Tommy Dunman and Jimmy Turner. Honorary pallbearers are Bobby Lebow, Paul Petkovsek, Leslie Turner, Jim Davis and David Griffin.
Friends are invited to visit with the family beginning at 10:30am on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at the First Baptist Church of Anahuac, 405 S. Magnolia Street, Anahuac, Texas. Funeral service will begin at 11am. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Anahuac Cemetery.
In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society with a request that the money be used to fund research in treating cancer from an unknown primary source, referred to as CUP.