OBITUARY

Norma Metzer

March 4, 1933March 22, 2019

Norma Lee (Green) Metzer, 86, went to be with her Lord on March 22, 2019 at her home in College Station, Texas. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 30, at 2:00 pm at the Kurten Cemetery.

Norma was born on March 4, 1933 to Theodore and Nellie (Weast) Green in Inola, Oklahoma. She graduated from Aldine High School in 1950 and went on to Sam Houston State University where she earned an Education degree, graduating valedictorian in her class. Teaching elementary math took her to East Bernard, Texas and then to Bryan, Texas. It was here that she was set up on a blind date with Robert Metzer which led to a marriage on June 14, 1958, beginning a 50 year journey in Bryan, Texas; Ames, Iowa; Lubbock, Texas; and finally to College Station, Texas in 1975. Together, Robert and Norma were active members of First Baptist Bryan for over 30 years.

Her love of sewing and quilting touched so many lives. She began a quilting class for Discovery at First Baptist Bryan where she taught the wives of international A&M professors and students. Her Mondays were set aside to gather with friends, the "Monday Piecemakers", for a quilting bee. Her most treasured garment sewn was her daughter's wedding dress. Memories of times talking and laughing as she and her daughter hand sewed hundreds of beads on to the dress was a very special time.

Her greatest joy was being a grandmother. She will always be remembered for her homemade popsicles that greeted her grandchildren upon visits, her endless games of Go Fish ("just one more game, Grandma") and giving them a sense of wonderment as she sent them outside with a jar to collect bugs and whatever else they could find.

She had a deep faith in Christ and the promise of eternal life with him. She will be remembered for her love of Jesus and her unconditional love towards others.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Metzer and sister, Nancy Thurman.

She is survived by her sister, Carol Jacks of Spring, Texas; son, Kent Metzer and Donna of Welcome, Texas; son, Glenn Metzer of College Station, Texas; daughter, Nancy Allen and Greg of Katy, Texas; brother-in-law, Frank Metzer of Kurten, Texas; sister-in-law, Glenda Sue Metzer of Kurten, Texas; brother-in-law, Paul Petty of College Station, Texas; grandson Richard Metzer and Amanda of Bryan, Texas; grandson, James Allen and Emily of Katy, Texas; granddaughter, Sara Allen of Katy, Texas; ; grandson, Benjamin Allen of College Station grandson, Andrew Allen of Katy, Texas; great-granddaughter, Lillian Metzer of Katy, Texas; great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Metzer of Bryan, Texas; great-granddaughter, Harley Metzer of Bryan, Texas; great-grandson Mason Metzer of Bryan, Texas; great-grandson, James Allen, Jr. of Katy, Texas and numerous nephews and nieces.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Erica and the staff at Comfort Keepers along with the staff at Traditions Hospice for the care and dignity they showed Norma.

  • FAMILY

  • Kent & Donna Metzer, Son & Daughter-in-law
  • Glenn Metzer, Son
  • Nancy & Greg Allen, Daughter & Son-in-law
  • Carol Jacks, Sister
  • Frank & Glenda Sue Metzer, Brother-in-law & Sister-in-law
  • Paul Petty, Brother-in-law
  • Richard & Amanda Metzer, Grandson & Spouse
  • James & Emily Allen, Grandson & Spouse
  • Sara Allen, Granddaughter
  • Benjamin Allen, Grandson
  • Andrew Allen, Grandson
  • Lillian Metzer, Great-Granddaughter
  • Brooklyn Metzer, Great-Granddaughter
  • Harley Metzer, Great-Granddaughter
  • Mason Metzer, Great-Grandson
  • James Allen Jr., Great-Grandson
  • N U M E R O U S, Nieces & Nephews
  • Theodore Roosevelt Green, Father
  • Nellie Weast, Mother
  • Robert Metzer, Husband
  • Nancy Thurman, Sister

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 29, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, March 30, 2019
REMEMBERING

Norma Metzer

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Marjorie Pratt

March 29, 2019

Dear Nancy, Glenn, Kent and Other Family Members:
Neal and I regret that we didn't see the announcement in the paper for visitation until it was too late to come. We had out of town company that was here all afternoon. With advancing age and possible rainy weather tomorrow afternoon, we feel we must forego the graveside service. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Your folks were special people, and I'm so glad our husbands worked together. Neal always enjoyed the Extension bond with your Dad, and I likewise enjoyed the Extension wife bond with your Mom. I remember taking her to her last Extension Christmas coffee. We also shared our love for the Lord at First Baptist Church Bryan. Our lives have been enriched knowing your folks.

We'll be remembering you in our prayers.

With sympathy and love,
Marjorie and Neal Pratt

Mary Jean Armendariz

March 29, 2019

Dear Nancy, Brothers and "Family" ~
I am so sorry to learn of your mother's passing. Even now as I log in to express my condolences, I see that within the hour local visitation has closed, and now, within 18 hours you will be laying "Mother Metzer" to rest near to the family farm and certainly close to your Dad (always remembered as "Uncle Bob"). There's not much to say other than I'm so sorry. Somehow we always think we are "young" and our parents are not "that old"... and we try to convince ourselves that we will all live 'forever' here on earth... We rejoice in anticipation of the heavenly completion of her love for Jesus now and for ourselves in time future.
With much love and a big hug, Mary Jean (Pratt) Armendariz

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Biography

Norma Lee (Green) Metzer, 86, went to be with her Lord on March 22, 2019 at her home in College Station, Texas. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 30, at 2:00 pm at the Kurten Cemetery.

Norma was born on March 4, 1933 to Theodore and Nellie (Weast) Green in Inola, Oklahoma. She graduated from Aldine High School in 1950 and went on to Sam Houston State University where she earned an Education degree, graduating valedictorian in her class. Teaching elementary math took her to East Bernard, Texas and then to Bryan, Texas. It was here that she was set up on a blind date with Robert Metzer which led to a marriage on June 14, 1958, beginning a 50 year journey in Bryan, Texas; Ames, Iowa; Lubbock, Texas; and finally to College Station, Texas in 1975. Together, Robert and Norma were active members of First Baptist Bryan for over 30 years.

Her love of sewing and quilting touched so many lives. She began a quilting class for Discovery at First Baptist Bryan where she taught the wives of international A&M professors and students. Her Mondays were set aside to gather with friends, the "Monday Piecemakers", for a quilting bee. Her most treasured garment sewn was her daughter's wedding dress. Memories of times talking and laughing as she and her daughter hand sewed hundreds of beads on to the dress was a very special time.

Her greatest joy was being a grandmother. She will always be remembered for her homemade popsicles that greeted her grandchildren upon visits, her endless games of Go Fish ("just one more game, Grandma") and giving them a sense of wonderment as she sent them outside with a jar to collect bugs and whatever else they could find.

She had a deep faith in Christ and the promise of eternal life with him. She will be remembered for her love of Jesus and her unconditional love towards others.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Metzer and sister, Nancy Thurman.

She is survived by her sister, Carol Jacks of Spring, Texas; son, Kent Metzer and Donna of Welcome, Texas; son, Glenn Metzer of College Station, Texas; daughter, Nancy Allen and Greg of Katy, Texas; brother-in-law, Frank Metzer of Kurten, Texas; sister-in-law, Glenda Sue Metzer of Kurten, Texas; brother-in-law, Paul Petty of College Station, Texas; grandson Richard Metzer and Amanda of Bryan, Texas; grandson, James Allen and Emily of Katy, Texas; granddaughter, Sara Allen of Katy, Texas; ; grandson, Benjamin Allen of College Station grandson, Andrew Allen of Katy, Texas; great-granddaughter, Lillian Metzer of Katy, Texas; great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Metzer of Bryan, Texas; great-granddaughter, Harley Metzer of Bryan, Texas; great-grandson Mason Metzer of Bryan, Texas; great-grandson, James Allen, Jr. of Katy, Texas and numerous nephews and nieces.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Erica and the staff at Comfort Keepers along with the staff at Traditions Hospice for the care and dignity they showed Norma.