Norene Weekley Swendsen, 86, of Victoria passed away on Sunday, April 8. She was born on Oct. 8, 1931 in Smiley, Texas to Erle and Winifred Vick Weekley. She was a retired teacher, teaching predominately in Palacios and she was also a member of John Wesley United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Terri (Kenneth) Stewart of Smiley; very special friend, Bill Pipkin of Victoria; grandsons, Shiloh ( Chelsie) Gaebler of Victoria, Bode Gaebler of Esko, Minnesota; granddaughters, Misti (Colin) Sheffield of San Antonio, Miranda Stewart of Smiley and 14 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Swendsen is preceded in death by her husband, Vernon L. Swendsen and step-mother, Ruth Weekley.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 11, from 5-7 p.m. at Rosewood Funeral Chapels.
Graveside services will be 3 p.m. on Thursday at Bundick Cemetery near Smiley.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.