Karen J Mayes

October 2, 1949May 8, 2019

Karen Jeannean Mayes of Poetry, Texas, born October 2nd 1949 in Dallas, Texas, passed from this earth on Wednesday May 8th, 2019. She was a very young 69 years old.

Karen was a thoughtful, caring person, with a huge heart and always found pleasure in helping others in any way she could, big or small. She brought positivity and joy to all in her life with her lightheartedness, sense of humor, and highly infectious laugh. Karen enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, gardening, traveling, live theater, The Texas Longhorns, and wine tasting. After a 32-year career with Hunt Oil Company as a payroll tax specialist, she retired in 2013.

She is preceded in death by her father, Delbert Monroe Grubbs, mother, Iva Del Grubbs, sister, Sharron Grubbs Spencer and brother, Charles Monroe Grubbs.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Lawrence Mayes, children, Robert Lawrence Mayes II and spouse, Carissa Lyne Mayes, and their children Kera Lyne Mayes, Alissa Marie Mayes, and Robert Landon Mayes; Janna Mayes Crumb and Lisa McGary, and children Mason Lee Crumb, and Dylan Nicholas Crumb; Jennifer Michelle Mayes; Justin Charles Mayes and spouse Ronald Anthony Philleaux.

The Liturgy of the Word will be held on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 2:00 PM.

Calvary Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery in Dallas, Texas has charge of arrangements.


  • Funeral Service & Liturgy of the Word Monday, May 13, 2019


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Carole Harris

May 10, 2019

Karen was my friend and neighbor for nearly twenty years. Our children grew up together and our husbands were like brothers. Karen was a lady at all times. Whatever she was doing, she did with total dedication and determination. Her home was always open. Regardless of her busy schedule, she knew exactly where to find each of her four children....they all had great respect for their mother.

It was my honor and privilege to have been Karen's friend.

Daniel Carrel

May 10, 2019

Karen was a truly remarkable woman and special friend to many people. She had a infectious smile and laugh. She was always fun to be around at work. My favorite memory was every year during OU/Texas weekend. She and I would spend the week bantering back and forth and playing our team's song as loud as we could play it in the office. She loved her Long Horns! She will be truly missed! Heartfelt condolences to her family! HookEm Horns Karen!!!!!!

Judy Faldon

May 9, 2019

As a kid, living next door to the Mayes on San Patricio in Dallas, I met Karen shortly after she and Larry starting dating. She had such a sweet spirit; so patient and kind. Her smile would light up her face and was ever present. She was happy to a wife and proud to be a mom.

That was several years ago and in these past several years, I kept up with Karen through pictures my best friend, Pam, shared. She never seemed to age! And that smile was always on her face.

My heart breaks for my "friend-family" in the loss of your wife, mom, and sister-in-law. I pray God wrap his arms of comfort around each of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Blessings and love,
Judy (Talley) Faldon

Alexis Mavridis

May 9, 2019

Karen and I were friends through Long and Woodrow. She always had a smile and was loved by everyone. Those were fun times and sweet memories. One day we will see each other again. Love and miss you dearly Karen.