Nora Katherine Hayes
Nora Katherine Hayes, 24, passed away on Wednesday evening, March 13, 2019.
She was born February 21, 1995, in Houston. She was named after two of her great grandmothers, Nora, for (Eleanor) Maude Reid of San Antonio and Katherine, for Katherine Carr, of San Angelo, Texas.
Nora was a loving daughter, sister, and friend to many. Nora was kind hearted and genuine. She was smart; she was creative; she was understanding, and capable of loving people more deeply than many of us could imagine.
She is survived by her parents, Genie and Dennis Hayes; paternal grandmother, Joanne Hayes; maternal grandparents, Charles and Dorothy Reid; two sisters, Audrey Campbell and husband Justin, and Emily Triola; three brothers, Blake and wife Leanna, Joe and wife Ami, and Charlie. Nora has nine nieces and nephews, Daniel, Gavin, and Carley, Caleb and Veda, Grant, Chase, and Ava, and Avery. Other family members include aunt Kathy Hayes, aunt DiAnn Reid, cousins Travis Hassloch and wife Natalia, Courtney Landoll and husband Chris with cousin Sydney, uncle Robert Reid and wife Lucy with cousins Charlie and Elizabeth, aunt Charmaine Reid Steiner and husband Allen. Nora was predeceased in death by her paternal grandfather, Joseph Hayes.
Nora was an avid reader, creative artist, and champion speller. She won her school spelling bee twice and went to regional. She finished high school and began college courses at 16 with a goal of becoming an attorney. She loved animals and seriously considered being a veterinarian. Nora was a kind and loving aunt, and her three nieces will miss her deeply. Nora was never judgmental, and always available for anyone, especially her little brother if they needed to talk.
Nora holds a place in the hearts of her family that will be empty until they meet again in heaven.
Guests are invited to share in a Memorial Virgil Service at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Carnes Funeral Home, 3100 Gulf Freeway, Texas City, TX 77591.