Myra Tsamis

Tsamis, Myra Ann Law Myra Ann Law Tsamis was born in Menard Texas August 14, 1936 to Minyard and Hattie Lou Law. She spent her childhood in Killeen Texas, raised by her Dad and Step Mother, Nellie Mae Law, before heading to the University of Texas in Austin where she met and married the love of her life, George John Tsamis, the Greek. After finishing their degrees, the young couple moved to Dallas with their two young children where they raised their family and spent the remainder of their working years until retiring to Cedar Creek Lake in 1994. Myra is survived by her loving husband George Tsamis of Mabank, son Aris and (Kelley) Tsamis of Dallas, daughter Twylia and (Mark) Malinowski of The Woodlands, grandchildren April (Jason) Bass of Florida, Patrick, Nicholas and Natalie Malinowski, great grandchildren Chloe, Phoebe and Aris Bass, and niece Jodie Mary Stewart and numerous friends and family. Embracing her West Texas roots and contagious joy de vie, Myra Ann waltzed through life sharing her abundant love, infectious laughter and eternal kindness. She never met a stranger, welcoming all with a glass of tea and open arms and always had an extra seat at her dinner table. She loved to read, watch classic films and travel. She explored the world from the mysteries of the Orient and cobbled streets of Europe to Mexico's ancient relics and dusty roads and the grandeur glaciers of Alaska. Myra's life was a treasured journey. An avid gardener, seamstress and comfort-food cook, she hosted many a festive celebration and shared her talents selflessly through a lifetime of volunteering. Myra tutored underprivileged Junior High students in south Dallas and taught adult literacy students. She served in the Greek Orthodox Church Philoptochos on countless activities including the famed bazaar. She delivered food to the elderly thru Meals on Wheels for over 30 years, volunteered in food banks and school fairs, taught Sunday school and was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Lord's Acre enthusiast. Her compassion, humanity and faith were her guiding light; her humor, love and joy the radiant hues upon her soul. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to , Meals on Wheels, Literacy Volunteers of America or the First United Methodist Church of Mabank. Services are Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 12PM at First United Methodist Church in Mabank, TX. A Celebration of Life will follow the services. A personal tribute may be made online at


Funeral Home

Eubank Cedar Creek Crematory
601 State Highway 198 at Walnu Mabank, TX 75147
(903) 887-3111

Published in Dallas Morning News on Mar. 14, 2014