Bessie Carolyne H. Norred, 81, passed away on Friday, February 26, 2021, at Autumn Grove Cottage in Katy, Texas.
Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 6, 2021, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lampasas with Dr. Rick Willis officiating.
Carolyne was born on December 22, 1939, in Meridian, Mississippi to Otis and Irene Hodgins Hodges. She grew up in Lubbock, Texas, and relocated to Pasadena, Texas in 1967. After raising her children, Carolyne fulfilled her long-time dream of becoming a nurse and worked on the Medical-Surgical and Psychiatric units for several years. She retired from nursing to join her husband Wylie on the pipeline. They traveled the country for many years together and were well known and loved by pipeliners across the nation. Carolyne married Wylie Norred in 1981 in Clear Lake City, Texas and they were happily married for 34 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church Lampasas. She enjoyed gardening, reading, and traveling. Carolyne was a magnificent cook and her family loved to gather in her home for home-cooked meals. She was preceded in death by her parents, Otis and Irene Hodges; her brother, Jack Hodges, and her husband, Wylie Norred.
Survivors include her daughters, Susan Vidrine and significant other, Russell Stanley, Mitzi Hernandez and husband, Hank; sons, Don Key, and wife, Cindy, Jimmy Cross and wife, Sharon; sisters, Gale Robinson, Frosty Eslinger, Pat Drake; brothers, Bud Hodges, Wayne Hodges; grandchildren, Brittany Lucas and husband, Peter, Mason Hernandez and wife, Chelsey, Madeline Skelton and husband, Chris, Jonathan Key, Levi Cross and wife, Lacie, Jacob Cross; great-grandchildren, Jackson Cross, Jason Cross, Brody Cross, Everett Cross, Jameson Lucas, Avery Lucas, Kaytlyn Lucas, and Isabelle Skelton.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations are made to the Dorcas Class of First Baptist Church Lampasas, 402 S. Key Ave, Lampasas, TX, 76550