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Genevieve H. Noren
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 • Posted May 2, 2012

On April 25, 2012, at home, with her beloved husband Leon at her side, Genevieve peacefully slipped from this life into the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Genevieve was born on Jan. 22, 1921 in Santa Barbara, CA.

While a nurse, she married Dr. Samuel A. Hoerster, Jr. During World War II Genevieve lived with her in-laws and son, Sam, III, in Art., TX. She always loved and appreciated the family and friends of Mason.

When the family moved to Austin, she graduated Phi Beta Kappa in English at the University of Texas. She also received her Masters in English there. She was a gifted teacher, both of freshman English students at U.T. and Jr. High Students at Lamar and Burnet Jr. High schools in Austin. Over the years, many ex-students have sought her out to tell her how she made a difference in their lives. She loved people and animals. Whenever she met someone, Genevieve eagerly learned all she could about that person, and found a way to give encouragement.

49 years ago she met and married Leon Noren, an architect in Austin. Both Genevieve and Leon enjoyed the children and their families and after retirement, traveling around the world on cruises. Genevieve also was an accomplished painter and writer, having written and illustrated several books of poetry.

She leaves behind her husband, Leon Noren, her son Samuel A. Hoerster, III and his wife Maribelle, her daughter Jenny Glassman and husband Alan, and her daughter Sandy Stubbs and her husband David; grandchildren Sherryl and Justin Bibb, Natalie and Treg Hudson, Elizabeth and Dennis Cano, and Samuel Hoerster IV and Jessica, Genevieve and Kris Burmeister, Aaron Stubbs, and Reuben Stubbs. She was predeceased by her grandchildren David and Ginny Stubbs, and great-granddaughter Addison Cano. She also leaves great-grandchildren Emily, Jeb and wife Katherine, Jessica, Hillary, Jacob, Elliot, and Garret Bibb; James, Jarrod, Ethan, Amanda, Caroline, Seth, and Haddon Hudson; McKenzie and Madison Cano; Jordan and Caleb Hoerster; and Hunter and Heath Burmeister.

There will be a visitation in Austin at the All Faiths Funeral Chapel, 8507 N. I-35, on Tues., May 1, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The funeral will take place at the Art United Methodist Church on Thurs., May 3, at 2:00 p.m., followed by the burial in the Art East Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to the Art East Cemetery Assn., P.O. Box 29, Art, TX 75820 or the Art United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 39, Art, TX 75820.

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