Jewel Elaine Norris

Norris Jewel 4 30 2015Jewel Elaine Norris of Hitchcock, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 in Humble, Texas. She was born in Galveston, Texas to Julius and Estelle Kimling. A fourth generation Galvestonian, Jewel was a longtime resident of Hitchcock, a member of the H2U, Elks, and the Altar Society at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. She married Loveless Joseph Norris in 1950.

Jewel is preceded in death by her, mother and father, loving husband Loveless Joseph Norris, and brother, Julius Kimling, Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Kaaren Diane Beale and her husband Michael of Crosby, Texas, sister Joy L. Smith of Galveston, sister in-law; Joan Norris of La Marque, and numerous nieces and nephews and other friends.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, May 4, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque, with Deacon Joe Hensley, Jr., officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Nelson Howard, George Theiler, Henry Wolfe, Norris Broussard, David Norris, Eric Robicheaux and Anthony Annweiler.

The family suggest, rather than flowers, one of these charities.

Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care

333 N Sam Houston Parkway East, Suite 333

Houston, TX 77060


Texas Great Pyrenees Rescue

(See the Donate Link on the home page.) Or mail to



713 Apricot Dr.

Kyle, TX 78640


  1. So sorry for your loss.
    Mable Clark Milliet

  2. I met you, Jewel, back in the early 60’s when I started working at UTMB. You were a kind and beautiful lady inside and out and someone I became very close to and considered a friend. You and Loveless were such an adorable couple and I admired the love you had for each other. You co-hosted my first wedding shower with Jeanne, you always gave me good advice and you were always someone I could turn to.
    Jewel, you made the best cheesecake I have ever eaten but I’m sure you heard that from many, many people over the years. Love those memories, Jewel, and will take them with me until we meet again; then we can laugh about those days together.

    Gale Penn Hitchcock Backe
  3. You and your hubby were my Aunt Cill and Uncle Herbert’s neighbors for years, and y’all use to come hear my husband’s bands dancing the night away. May you be at peace and united with your soul mate once agin.

    Vivian Richard
  4. Our sympathies from the Boudreaux Langlinais family in Louisiana

    Ken Melanocn
  5. Our sincest sympathy Tommie and Judy woods

    Tommie Woods Sr
  6. Karen, I was at Jewel’s services but I didn’t get a chance to speak to you. You, your Mom and Loveless were very special to the Windhams. Today she looked beautiful.
    The thing I missed was that perpetual smile. I smiled when I saw you left her birth date out of the obituary. She would be so proud of you. It has been a long, hard time for you all but now they are dancing!

    Willie Windham
  7. Joy, Kaaren & family – I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Jewel was a wonderful woman. She’s in heaven now with Jerry & they will have fun talking about the old days.

    Patti Garwick
  8. To all family members, I am so sorry to learn about Jewel. It has been many, many years since I saw her but do remember her jovial smile. I am Thad Fenelon’s daughter – a very distant relative. But I do want you to know that my prayers are with you. May your good memories give you joy and peace.
    Love, Kay Storseth

    Kay Storseth

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