LaNora Siler Patterson Cawyer Harper went to her Eternal Home on Sept. 17, 2013.
LaNora was born in Melvin on Nov. 21, 1919, the first child of Albert and Elizabeth Siler.
LaNora grew up in Melvin and has since lived in Tyler, Brady, Brownwood, Abilene, Sulphur Springs and Wichita Falls.
On Aug. 5, 1940, she married Lewis Edward Patterson of Brady. Two children were born to them. Lewis Edward Patterson predeceased LaNora in a tragic death in 1949.
On March 23, 1952, LaNora married Fred Everett Cawyer; one child was born to them. Fred predeceased LaNora due to lung cancer in 1976.
On Nov. 23, 1979, LaNora married Jim Fenton Harper and soon after they moved to Sulphur Springs, where they lived for 28 years. Jim predeceased her in 2007 after a long illness.
In 2009, LaNora moved back to Abilene where she had lived the majority of her adult life and lived there until June 2011, at which time she moved to Wichita Falls to live near her daughter, Patty Morrison.
LaNora and her husband Lewis Edward (affectionately known as “Pat”) were baptized into Christ at the Brady Church of Christ in 1945; she was a faithful member of the Church of Christ every place she resided.
LaNora delighted in her family, and often remarked how God had blessed her with three strong Christian husbands and three strong Christian children.
She is survived by her three children and two daughter-in-laws, Lewis A. Patterson and wife, Rama, of Tampa, Fla., Patty Patterson Morrison of Wichita Falls and Fred Dwain Cawyer and wife, Carol, of Rowlett; three stepchildren, Justin Harper and wife, Bea, of Las Cruces, N.M., Tricia Harper Ford and husband, Tom, of Queen City, Ariz., and Larry Harper of Houston; her two sisters, Lanell Jacoby of Abilene and Alberta Walker of Ovalo; grandchildren Randy Patterson of Orlando, Fla., Kathy Patterson of Corpus Christi, Melissa Morrison Pratt of Arlington, Brian Morrison of Lewisville, Brad Cawyer of Rowlett, Rebecca Cawyer Taylor of Terrell and Beverly Cawyer of Malibu, Calif.; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, A.C. Siler Jr.
LaNora had a caring heart and was highly regarded by all who were priviledged to know her.
Viewing will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at Sunset Ridge Church of Christ in Brady, with the funeral immediately following at 11 a.m.
Internment will follow at the Brady Rest Haven Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Lunn’s Colonial Funeral Home, located at 2812 Midwestern Parkway, Wichita Falls.
The online register may be signed at:
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