Mavis Dial

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Mavis Marie Dial was called home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on October 2, 2017. Mavis was born on March 19, 1929 to parents Willard and Miley Chasteen. She was born in Upshur County, Texas. She was the fourth of five children. Her siblings were Mozelle, Talmadge, Maxine and Glenda, who all preceded her in death.

There is much rejoicing in Heaven as she is reunited with her parents and siblings, her sweetheart and husband, Ray and, her beloved children Timothy and Debra.

Mavis grew up in the Great Depression and had many fascinating stories to tell. As a teen, she and her sisters would often go to the Palm Isle nightclub, during World War II, to dance with the soldiers. However, because of rationing, she couldn’t go every weekend. A few years after the war ended, she met and married her sweetheart, Ray. She met Ray on the beach of Galveston when he kicked a ball over to the most beautiful girl on the beach. The rest is history and they were married for 64 wonderful years until Ray passed away in 2015.

Mavis graduated from New Diana High School in 1947. She enjoyed playing on the volleyball team there. She also held many jobs over the years. She worked as a ward clerk at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston and then later became a nurse. She also worked at a medical lab and then as a data entry clerk for both the Bank of the Southwest and Grocers Supply, where she made many life-long friends.

Mavis was loved by everyone who met her. She never met a stranger and her warmth and hospitality endeared her to everyone. She was so gracious and always welcomed everyone into her home with love and food. She loved flowers, gardening, sewing, quilting and reading mysteries. She also loved to cook and bake and enjoyed traveling as often as possible. She and Ray went on many trips over the years.

She is survived by her sons, Micah and Paul Dial and Paul’s wife, Carol. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Tim, Chris, Stephen, Richard, Shannon, Clifford, Audrey and Evan and her great grandchildren. She will also be missed by a host of other relatives and many beloved friends, neighbors and caregivers.

The funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 7, with visitation prior to the service starting at 1:00 p.m.
Both will be held at Niday Funeral Home in the Chapel at 12440 Beamer Road in Houston,TX

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Love a Child at or Love A Child – PO BOX 60063, Fort Myers, FL 33906 (In memory of Mavis Dial can be marked in the memo section.)