Carolyn Lou Nicolaidis

Carolyn Lou Nicolaidis, 76, of Santa Fe, former longtime resident of Texas City, passed away August 16, 2017, in Webster.  Carolyn was born August 22, 1940, to George and Olene Rosendahl in Galveston. She attended Ball High.  After marrying her high school sweetheart, Pete, Carolyn worked as a bookkeeper for TCR, the City of LaMarque Water District, and Rosie’s Exxon in LaMarque (her brother George’s station.)  She was active with her children serving as team mom for their Little League and softball teams in LaMarque. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be missed.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband of 56 years, Pete Nicolaidis, Sr.; daughter Teri Nicolaidis; and brother George Rosendahl, Jr. She is survived by her daughter Tina Lyons and husband Mark; sons Pete Nicolaidis, Jr. and wife Penny, and Larry Nicolaidis and wife Rita; sister Virginia Decker; brother John Rosendahl and wife Trish; grandchildren Savanna Hantz and husband John, Pete Nicolaidis, III and Taylor, Nathan Norgan, Kayla Burd, BJ Burd and Wendy, Rachel Lyons, and Zachary Lyons; and great-grandchildren, Eli Hantz, Isaac Hantz, Pete Nicolaidis IV, KenLee Nicolaidis, Robbie Monroe, Marcus Villarreal, Jayse Roe, and Jolee Burd.

A visitation in her honor will be held 5:00 – 8:00 pm, Sunday, August 20, 2017, with funeral services 10:00 am, Monday, August 21, 2017, at Crowder Funeral Home Chapel, Dickinson, Texas.  Pastor Steve O’Donohoe will be officiating.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Chris Harrison, Rich Gustafson, Randy Harp, Gill O’Bally, Jerry Stallard, and Billy Whitehall.


  1. I’m struck by how much this photo tugged me back in time to the first time I saw Carolyn and Pete together at the beach in Galveston on a hot summer day. They were both beautiful and so obviously in love. That same sweet, fun girl is still evident in the more recent photo. When you share love and joy with all of those closest to you, it’s a life well-lived.

    Betty Jeanette Berchelmann
  2. Tina and Family,
    I send my deepest sympathy to you all

    Deana Eldred Gibson
  3. Cecil and Jamie Hart send our heartfelt condolences to you all. She was a joy to know and made everyone she met feel right at home with her beautiful smile and wonderful personality! With all our love and prayers! The Hart Family

    Cecil and Jamie Hart
  4. John: I am so sorry for your loss…Trish always spoke so highly of your sister Carolyn and her husband Pete. Blessings and Prayers, Jo-Ann

    Jo Ann Searls
  5. All our love to a long time friend and
    wonderful person from the Floyd Richard Sr.F family.

    Floyd Richard Sr.
  6. Very fond memories, especially of the Bobby Beach era. Best to your entire family Pete, who were blessed to have had two wonderful parents.

    Linda "Polivka" Wilson
  7. I knew Pete and Carolyn back in the 60’s – Your Aunt Cally and I are best friends and as young, single, fun seeking teenagers we loved coming to visit your family in the summers. I remember going to the beach with your mom and dad and having a blast watching them dance to all “our” great music! I am so, so sorry to hear about Carolyn and how difficult these days have been for your family. My thoughts, prayers and love are with you all,
    Karen Migl Cracknell

    Karen Cracknell

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