ELIZABETH ANN VIDOS GAYMAN

"Jesus, My Soul's in Your Hands"

And on Sunday, November 4, 2012, the angels came to take her soul to Heaven.

Liz was born in Morgan City, Louisiana on August 26, 1942, one of 13 children. She lived most of her life in Brownsville.

Liz was a devoted wife, mother, sister and friend. She was a stay-at-home mom when the children were growing up and was active in many of their school and summertime activities - PTA, cheerleaders, football and anything she was asked to help with.

Holidays were always special times at their house and the Easter Bunny and Santa never disappointed anyone.

When the children grew up, she went to work at the family owned business and stayed active there until the last few months of her life.

Liz took great delight in her children and grandchildren and spent as much time as she could with them. She also loved to work in her yard and garden. She liked being outdoors and watching things grow. She especially liked watching the various birds, rabbits and other animals that she and Joe fed daily and who called their yard "home."

Liz and Joe were able to travel extensively here, in Mexico and abroad, and those were times and trips they both enjoyed.

Liz loved being with friends, especially the Bunco group and the occasional card games and social times at home. For a long time she and one or two of her sisters and friends enjoyed going on yearly trips to Las Vegas.

Liz had a big heart and gave a helping hand many times to some who were in need, with no expectation of being repaid and wanting those deeds to remain anonymous.

This gentle soul is now at rest.

Liz was preceded in death by her parents, Myrtle and John Vidos Sr.; a daughter, Donna; a son, Marc; and her brothers Frederick, Melvyn, John Jr., and Carl Vidos.

Liz is survived by her husband of 52 years, Carl "Joe" Gayman; her sons, Wayne (Melody) and Joseph (Gracie); a daughter, Carla (Phil) Snowden; and her grandchildren, Ashley Gayman and Jennifer, Andrew, and Rebekah Snowden. Liz is also survived by her brothers, James, Jerry (Evelyn) and Wayne (Thelma) Vidos; her sisters, Rose Marie Broussard, Mary Ann (René) Prado, Betty (J.B.) Coulter, Lucy Wilkinson, and Faith (Bobby) Boynt; and numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family members.

The family will receive friends from Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 7, 2012, in the East Chapel at Darling-Mouser Funeral Home. Msgr. Bert Diaz will be leading a rosary service at 1 p.m. followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 2 p.m. officiated by Pastor Lance Hostetter. All services will conclude at that time and committal services will be private.

Wayne Gayman, Joseph Gayman, Bill Gulley, Jonathan Gulley, Bill Wilkinson and Andrew Snowden are honored to be serving as Liz's pallbearers. James, Jerry and Wayne Vidos will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Liz's family would like to say thank-you to the many people who sent food and flowers, and helped in any way they could these past few months. Special thanks go to her sisters-in-law, Pamela Vidos and Irene Gulley for the daily loving and compassionate care they so willing and lovingly provided for her.

You may view the obituary, sign the guestbook and send your condolences online to the Gayman family at www.darlingmouser.com.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Darling-Mouser Funeral Home, 945 Palm Blvd, Brownsville, Texas 78520, (956) 546-7111.
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Published in Brownsville Herald on Nov. 6, 2012