Carol Lynn (Laurents) Noack

April 23, 1935July 28, 2018
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Carol Lynn (Laurents) Noack of Port Arthur, Texas, passed away on July 28, 2018.

Carol was born in Port Arthur, Texas, on April 23, 1935, to Burton and Jane (Hebert) Laurents. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1953 and earned her BS and Masters in Accounting at Lamar University. She was a CPA and a retired Professional Registered Parliamentarian.

Carol was interested in genealogy and was a member of several heritage organizations. She was also a member of the Beaumont Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (DCCW) and the St. James Altar Society. She volunteered at the Port Arthur International Seafarers’ Center and at numerous other local organizations throughout her years in Port Arthur. Her hobbies included amateur radio (KK5L), needlework, reading, and especially crossword puzzles. She was a whiz with the NY Times puzzles!

Carol is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Marvin Noack, children Barbara (Kenneth) Smith of Port Arthur, Sharon (Morrie) Bobrow of San Francisco, Kim Chow of Lihue, Hawaii, and Mark (Edna) Noack of Port Arthur. She is also survived by her grandchildren Michael (Polly) Smith of Port Arthur, Melissa (David) Smith Sexton of New Port Richey, Florida, Scarlett Cormier of Port Neches, Benjamin (Becky) Lang of San Rafael, California, Burton Olivier of Los Angeles, Dexter Olivier of Lihue, Hawaii, and Ethan Noack of Port Arthur. Carol’s great grandchildren include Samuel Smith of Kapahi, Hawaii, Trinity and Taya Adams of Port Neches, and Daniel, Matthew, and Andrew Sexton of New Port Richey, Florida. She is predeceased in death by her stillborn daughter, Angela.

Carol’s brilliant mind and kindness will be missed by all who were lucky enough to know her and love her. The family would like to thank the staff at Oak Grove Nursing Home, Harbor Hospice, and Fr. David Edwards for their support, love, and care of Carol and of our family.

Visitation will be on Monday, July 30, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a rosary to be recited at 6:00 p.m., at Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home in Port Arthur. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at St. James Catholic Church in Port Arthur. Rite of Committal will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Donations in Carol’s memory can be made to the Port Arthur International Seafarer’s Center or St. James Catholic Church.


  • Kenneth Smith
  • Morrie Bobrow
  • Michael Smith
  • Benjamin Lang
  • Burton Olivier
  • Dexter Olivier

  • Port Arthur International Seafarer’s Center
  • St. James Catholic Church


  • Visitation Monday, July 30, 2018
  • Rosary Monday, July 30, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Carol Lynn (Laurents) Noack

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Fr. Kevin L. Badeaux

July 31, 2018

Dear Laurents and Noack Families,
Please accept my prayers and condolences. Am traveling at the moment and regret I could not be there. Such a gracious and talented woman she was. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord.
In Christ's love,
Fr. Kevin L. Badeaux

Roger Korner

July 30, 2018

Carol Lynn “A Friend of Seafarers”

For many years Carol Lynn was the Port Arthur point of contact for the American Merchant Marine Library Association (AMMLA). The Port Arthur International Seafarers’ Center was dedicated to providing “Seagoing Libraries to all seafarers”. On behalf of the seafarers we serve – Thank You Carol!

Roger T. Korner
Executive Director
United Seamen’s Service

George King

July 30, 2018

Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers

Linda Eichblatt

July 29, 2018

It is far too simple to say that Carol was a special person. She was so much more. She devoted her life to her family and her God. She was stoic, never complaining. She was generous. I always felt so welcome to stay in her home when I visited Port Arthur in later years.

I remember how much her parents, Burt and Jane, adored her. She was a perfect daughter to them, and made them so proud.

Carol, my sweet cousin, I love you and will always remember you.

Linda Laurents Eichblatt