Laura T. (Garcia) Norris


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Laura Norris

Laura T. (Garcia) Norris, 67, of Seattle, WA, beloved by many, left us to be with God and her family in heaven. She passed away on January 15, 2018 after her short battle with cancer.

She was born in Havana, Cuba on December 29, 1950 to Manuel P. Garcia father, and Leticia E. Arnaiz (Garcia) mother. She lived in Cuba until the age of 11 (1961) when she and her older sister came to America via Operation Peter Pan flights due to the Cuban crisis and finally settling in Lansing MI.

She graduated from Gabriel High School class of 1969. She took several collage courses. She worked in various banking/financial companies through her years, lived in various states, until settling in Seattle, WA with her husband Robert and daughter Rachel in 1987. She retired in 2012 to care for her family and enjoy her retirement.

She is survived by her husband of 32 years Robert W. Norris, daughter Rachel L. Norris, grandson Keith J. Thomes, sister Leonor M. (Mario) Cabrera, nephew’s Nicolas and Thomas Cabrera, and extended family.

She is proceeded in death by her son William A. Ashley, father Manuel P. Garcia, mother Leticia E. Garcia, and sister Leticia M. Storm.

A woman of generous spirit with a passion for helping others. She had a love for music, dancing, arts & crafts of many kinds, movies, reading, shopping, and chocolate!

She was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, and ultimately grandmother. She will be forever loved and missed by all those who met her.

5 Responses to “Laura T. (Garcia) Norris”

  • Ana Garcia Selkow says:

    Heaven gained another Angel ,Cuz. You will be missed. ♥

  • Britini Jones says:

    When I think about LAUARA this verse comes to mind !
    “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.”
    Laura you ARE an AMAZING woman and I loved the jewelry you made and the love you put into the pieces you did ! We have lost a great soul here on earth But GOD GREETS you with a warming and loving embrace ! I love you Laura !

  • Mike and Charmaine Fenton says:

    Your beautiful smile always could light up a room, you will be missed.

  • Monica Pihi says:

    “She is far more precious than Jewels” ~ Proverbs 31:10 Fly with the Angels Ms. Laura, and Revel in The Light.

  • Federico Guillermo Cabrera says:

    Salir de su país natal a tan temprana edad dejando atrás a sus progenitores y con ello un mundo el cual jamás se volvería a ver, debe haber sido una experiencia muy difícil, que solo personas valientes como Laura pudieran enfrentar. Un salad de respite y admiración para los miembros de la familia García- Arnaiz ,que pudieron superar esta dura prueba y dejaron un gran ejemplo de vida. Bendiciones.

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