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Nora Jane Chisholm Garner
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 • Posted April 6, 2011

Nora Garner passed away at the Cuero Hospital on Monday, April 4, at the age of 85.

Nora was born in Carson, Louisiana, and lived in Westlake Louisiana, as a child. She moved to San Antonio after high school and it was in San Antonio that she met her future husband Howard Dale "Rusty" Garner. They were married in 1949 and then moved to Victoria where they lived for most of the rest of their lives.

Nora worked as a bookkeeper for many years and then became administrator of Twin Pines Nursing Home in Victoria. She continued to manage Twin Pines until her retirement in 1992.

She was a member of Northside Baptist Church in Victoria and was also a member of the Eastern Star.

Nora was dedicated, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. After retiring she moved back to Louisiana to help care for her grandchildren and then moved to San Antonio to care for her great-grandchildren.

Nora is survived by her children: Tommy Garner and wife Lynn of Victoria; and Cindy Kowalik and husband Virgil of San Antonio. She is also survived by three grandchildren: Erin Garner of Dallas, Jeffery Garner of Victoria and Justin Meyers of San Antonio: and two great-grandchildren Mason and Ross Meyers.

Graveside services were held on Tuesday, April 5, at 10:30 at the Gooch Cemetery with Pastor Chad Barnett officiating.

Condolences may be sent to the family on-line at

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Mason Funeral Home.

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