Norma Lydia Lout, at 90, went to be with the Lord on September 26, 2013 in Baytown, TX. The cause of death was cancer. Norma was born on December 17, 1922 in Fort Morgan, Colorado to Carl and Lydia Wessel. Norma served in the Army from November 17, 1944 through March 13, 1946. Norma had basic training Iowa. She departed the US May 20, 1945 then served in France and Belgium. Norma was honorable discharged from (TEC-5) 490 Reinforcement Co. on March 13, 1946 at Camp Philip Morrin in France. Then she remained in Antwerp, Belgium as War Department Civilian Postal Clerk. Norma met and then married Sam Lout in Antwerp, Belgium on July 16, 1946. Then they returned to the US in December 1946. Norma resided in Center (Campti), Lufkin, and Baytown, TX. While living in Center, she attended Sardis Missionary Baptist Church. She served as the pianist, organist, and church clerk. While living in Lufkin, she became a member Harmony Hill Baptist Church. Norma is survived by: Daughter and son in law - Frances and Charles Carenza. Son and daughter in law - Tommy and Patti Lout. Daughter and son in law - Carolyn and Billy Eneks. Daughter and son in law - Nelda and Edwin Parker. Daughter and son in law - Tammie and John Luttrell. Grandchildren: Sandy Farr, Brad Faulk, Ashely Holcombe, Tim Lout, David Lout, Rebekah Lout, Mandy Strickland, Andy Norton, Junior Parker, Mickey Parker, and Karie Luttrell, and 22 great grand children. Sister - Leona McClure of Palos Park, Illinois. Preceded in death: Parents - Carl and Lydia Wessel, Husband - Sam Laurie Lout, Sisters - Helen Wessell and Edith Seimers Son in law - Larry Norton. A memorial service will be held for Norma Lout on October 5, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Grace Baptist Church in Lufkin, TX. Norma was a very sweet Mama, grandmother 'Mema', sister, and mother in law. She had many talents which are oil painting, sewing, playing piano and organ, baking, and she loved her cross word puzzles. She was a very Godly woman who prayed and read her Bible daily. She will be greatly missed.
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Published in The Lufkin Daily News on Sept. 30, 2013