obit: James Milton Vyvial
Memorial service for James Milton Vyvial, 60, of Rosenberg, Texas, is scheduled for 11 AM Monday, March 14, 2011, at First United Methodist Church, 1127 Third Street, Rosenberg, TX 77471, with Rev. John Black officiating.
James was born September 9, 1950, in Rosenberg, TX, to Milton Joe Vyvial and Ann Effie Stimac Vyvial. He graduated from Lamar Consolidated High School in 1968, and he attended Wharton County Jr. College and Lamar University. He worked for Baylor, a company involved in motion stabilization of offshore drilling rigs in the manufacture and repair of the instrumentation. He travelled to the rigs for installation and repair, learning everything about them. Of all the work he did in his lifetime, this was the job he enjoyed the most. He was employed by Southwestern Bell Telephone Co, first in Rosenberg, and later in Austin. In 1989, he moved to Silicon Valley in northern California and did contract work as a data technician, setting up many of the first internet service centers for Microsoft, Siemens, Stanford University Behavioral Sciences Department, Hewlett Packard, the US Navy Base, and Cisco, to name a few. In 2002, he returned to Fort Bend County to care for his parents, and he did contract work locally, using his expertise.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Annalou Vyvial, of Rosenberg, TX; his mother, Ann Vyvial, of Rosenberg, TX; his children, Sgt. Matthew Daniel Vyvial of Camp Lejeune, NC, and his daughter, Melanie and her husband, Sgt. Ivory Brown of Fort Hood, TX; 4 grandchildren, of Fort Hood, TX; his sister, Teressa Cleveland and husband, Alan; and his nieces.
The Vyvial family has roots in Fort Bend County that go back more than 100 years.
Services are under the direction of Garmany & Carden Funeral Directors, 1201 Fourth Street, Rosenberg, TX 77471 (281)342-4671.
Garmany & Carden Funeral Home