Naomi Esteen Hurley

May 27, 1922March 9, 2018

Naomi Esteen Jarman Hurley, 95, of Corpus Christi, TX passed away March 9, 2018.

Naomi was born in Maysville, OK, May 27, 1922 to Ezra Lee and Elsie Mae Haney Jarman. She was the fifth of seven children.

She married Newell Newton Morris, August 18, 1938 in Corcoran, CA at the home of her parents. Together they had four children.

Naomi was preceded in death by parents, five siblings and spouses, husband, Newell Morris, husband, Winslow Hurley and a beloved son, John David Morris.

Naomi leaves behind the "baby" of her Jarman family, Novella Willis of Los Osos, CA. She also says goodbye to loving friends; Elizabeth Barton, Uvalde, TX, Felipe Ramos, Uvalde, TX, Yolanda Moreno, Uvalde, TX, and a goodbye to her cherished and faithful care givers who called her "Hurls"; Laurie Walker and Holly Wilkinson of Garden Estates in Corpus Christi, TX.

She is survived by three children: son, Timothy (Tim) L. Morris and wife Margie of Sherman, TX, daughter, Nueldena (Deana) Morris of Corpus Christi, TX, daughter, Nona D. Garlick of La Grange, TX.

Twelve wonderful grandchildren are left to enjoy memories of their grandma's and Mangaw's quick wit and contagious laughter. Teri Harris (Tom DiStefano) Corpus Christi, TX, Levi Garlick (Becky) La Grange, TX, Marti Jo Stout (Justin) San Antonio, TX, Lance Garlick (Maria Velasquez) El Paso, TX, Jason Garlick (Shelah) Mullin, TX, Kimberly Mc Daniel (Kyle) Melissa, TX, Clay Morris (Stacey) Sherman, TX, Grant Morris (Jamie) Sherman, TX, Corby Morris (Lisa) Lindon, UT, David Lee Morris (Alena) Eagle Mountain, UT, Ben Morris (Jenny) Pleasant Grove, UT, Rae Lynn Smith (Kevin) Bountiful, UT. From these twelve grandchildren came thirty-one great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.

If desired, contributions may be made to Angel Bright Hospice, Inc. 3213 Holly Rd., Corpus Christi, TX 78415.

A memorial service is pending at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. View for date and time. Bon Voyage.


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Becky Garlick

March 16, 2018

If you ever visited Mangaw, you probably noticed the bright colors that surrounded her world. Most recently what I noticed was the bright yellow children’s boots that sat outside the entry to her apartment at Garden Estates. To me, the boots and other brightly colored objects around her were symbolic of her colorful, engaging personality. She thoroughly entertained me with her imaginative stories and memories each and every visit. Her quick-witted comments often made me laugh. Our visits were always special. I will miss those visits, and I will miss the vibrant, colorful personality that she radiated to friends and family.

Nons Morris Garlick

March 16, 2018

My first significant touch with the Lord came through my Mother’s enjoyment of the old gospel hymns. While living in Wellman, TX as a 9 year old, Mother was given a record: Just a Closer Walk With Thee. This record, played often in our home, touched my heart. Years later after I was saved, I remembered that even then through Mother’s love of those hymns, the Lord was stirring within me. I shared this with Mother about a year ago. She was deeply moved. A sweet thank you arose from her being. Sometimes as parents we wonder if we did anything of lasting value. She did. I will miss her.

Marti Jo Stout

March 15, 2018

As a child I was privileged to have made a trip to California with Mangaw and Grandpa Hurley to visit Mangaw's dad, my great grandfather, Papa. One day while there she and I went grocery shopping. Mangaw was leaned over a bin full of avocados attempting to select avocados to purchase. Another woman was also leaned over the bin attempting the same task. Mangaw kept watching this woman (with that same expression we've seen countless times) and finally said to the woman, "well, are you just going to squeeze all of them?" I've never been able to purchase avocados without remembering that experience (and I try not to squeeze all of the avocados!). Mangaw was a fine lady with a sense of style, an eye for the best garage sale treasures, a quick wit, quite the entertainer and a whole lot of fun. I loved her dearly and will greatly miss her.