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June 14, 1929 - June 28, 1982


Norms was the daughter of Winnie (Bracewell) and Carter Steed. She graduated from Lee Junior College at Baytown, and, in 1954, received the Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Norms worked for the Humble Oil & Refining Company (now Exxon USA) at their Baytown Refinery, and later as an executive secretary in the Petroleum Engineering Department in the Houston Office. During one summer she worked for the law firm of Bracewell and Tunks in Houston, and she also worked in Austin for (then) Senator Searcy Bracewell.

On December 29, 1954 Norms married John Lewis Moncure. John is now a senior partner in the law firm of Prappas, Moncure, Harris and Eidman.

Six children were born to Norms and John. John Carter Moncure is in his last year of law school at the Bates College of Law at the University of Houston. Michael Lewis and Douglas Lee Moncure both are employed with Strachan Shipping Company in Houston. Stuart Richard and Mary Margaret Moncure are high school students. An infant daughter, Jean Ann, died in 1963.

In addition to her skills as a mother and homemaker, Norms was an expert in needlepoint, sewing, and other artistic endeavors. She fought a long and courageous battle with cancer--a brain tumor which affected her speech but not her sweet disposition nor her beautiful spirit. She was an inspiration to us in so many ways and we will always love her.