Norma J. Rachal

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Norma J. Rachal, 79, of Vidor went peacefully while at home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Norma was born on November 1, 1934 in Trinity, Texas. She was the first daughter of five children of the late Helen Beatrice Bacon and Herbert Thea Gilbert. A native of Trinity, Texas, she had lived in Vidor for 57 years and was a homemaker. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 4, 2014 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Burial followed at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Visitation began at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Memorial Funeral Home. Norma was preceded in death by her parents, brother Herbert Gilbert, Jr., and granddaughter Amy Diane Williamson. Norma is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 58 years, Joseph Herman Rachal, daughter, Regana Williamsonand  husband, Clyde, all of Vidor, brothers, Chester Arnold Gilbert and wife, Marilyn of Cypress, Texas, and Russell Gilbert
and wife, Jane of Sugar Land, Texas; sister, Edna “Tootsie” Hansford of Vidor; sister-in-law Bonnie Gilbert of Trinity; two granddaughters, Brianne and husband, Chadd Cassell, and Shana and husband, Phillip Loya of Houston; two great-granddaughters, Molly and Maddison Cassell, and a number of other relatives. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: American Diabetes Association, Houston, TX Office, 2400 Augusta Drive Suite 175, Houston, TX 77057-4989  
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