Nora Eloise Brazier | 1919-2014

Published Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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Nora Eloise Brazier

Nora Eloise Brazier, 95, of Chico, died Sunday, July 20, 2014.

Graveside service is 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, at Chico Cemetery with Pastor Rick Neatherly officiating.

Nora was born April 15, 1919, in Chico. She attended Chico schools, graduated from the University of Texas in 1949 and went on to earn her master’s degree in social work in 1951.

Nora served as a WAVE in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946. She was one of the first WAVE volunteers and was assigned to basic training in the Bronx and Stillwater, Okla., with her final duty assignment in Gulfport, Miss.

After leaving the Navy, Nora was a social worker with the Texas Department of Public Welfare until her retirement in 1979.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, James, George and Wesley Brazier; and sisters Mertie Brazier, Mattie Brazier, Julia Strandtman and May Crawford.

Survivors include her nieces, Donna Barkley, Jane Sward and Marilyn Hadley; and other family members and friends.

Memorials may be made to the Morris Memorial United Methodist Church in Chico or to the Chico Community Volunteer Fire Department, 102 N. Weatherford, Chico, TX 76431.

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