Dean C. Lyda

August 13, 1948 - June 5, 2023

Dean C. Lyda, 74, of Port Neches, died Monday, June 5, 2023. He was born on August 13, 1948, to Grace Allyne Joyner and William Woodrow Lyda, in Port Arthur. Dean was a graduate of the Port Neches-Groves class of 1966 and then graduated from the University of Houston School of Pharmacy class of 1970.

He was a local pharmacist for 40 years and a member of First Baptist of Port Neches for 25 years, where he enjoyed being part of the choir. Dean was known for his quick wit, puns, and movie quotes. He was very proud of his PN-G Indian heritage, was a die-hard Fox News viewer, and he adored his rescue dogs. Above all, he was devoted to his family.

Survivors include his wife, Roxanne Lyda; daughters, Wendy Castille and her husband, Jerret, of Beaumont and Jamie Hinson and her husband, Tim, of League City; grandchildren, Morgan Castille, Ally Castille, Ethan Hinson, and Chelsea Hinson.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

A gathering of Mr. Lyda’s family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., Sunday, June 11, 2023, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 12, 2023, at Broussard’s, with his interment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mid-County Paws of Hope or the Humane Society of Southeast Texas, 2050 Spindletop Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77705.



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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • June 11, 2023
  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • June 12, 2023
  • 11:00 am


Greenlawn Memorial Park – Groves
  • 3900, Twin City Hwy, Groves, TX, 77619,
  • June 12, 2023

Comments (9)

    Dr. Robert Jimenez says:

    Dean, James Hooks, and I practiced at MASH before I married and went off to Ft. Bragg. I was sad to learn of Dean’s passing. Had he been ill? You have my email address and I would appreciate learning anything of his passing, beyond what Broussards posted.

    Jayme Toeppich says:


    I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. Thinking of you and your family!

    Valarie Setliff says:

    My grandmaw worked with him many years ago. She always thought highly of him. God bless his family. And prayers for them.

    James Pylate, Melinda McGee, Chandra & Thomas Saldana says:

    Praying the Lord provides his comfort and peace during this time of sorrow.
    “So we fix our eyes not on what Is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
    2 Corinthians 4:18

    Richard delee says:

    Sorry for your loss He was super nice guy

    Fred Loeb says:

    Good friend and great St. E employee. May God bless.

    Aline Graham says:

    I worked with Dean when we were employed by Walgreens. He was always good to work with. A very sweet man and great pharmacist. My deepest and sincere condolences.

    M. Gassen says:

    My prayers are with each of his loving family members

    max elkins says:

    Dean was a super roommate at U of H as well as James Hooks, His wit was sharp he loved a good story or joke. Always a smile and good natured. I will miss him.

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