Nauita Heard went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Jan. 29, 2010. She was 87 years old.
Nauita was born March 6, 1922 to parents Oglo Wyatt and Mary (Garth) Jones, in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. She was reared in Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas. She moved into the Palmer area when she was ten years old. She attended the Dalton School until she moved to Grand Prairie at the age of 16. Jan. 16, 1939, she married Clarence O’Neal Heard. They made their home in Palmer. She was a Domestic Engineer all her life and her hobbies were sewing, crocheting and gardening. She was a member of the WMA and the First Baptist Church in Palmer.
She accepted Christ as her Savior at an early age. She was a member of the First Baptist Church for 68 years. She was the Sunday School Secretary for over 30 years, sang in the choir, and worked in vacation Bible school for many years.
Nauita is survived by one son, Roger Heard and his wife, Verda, of Palmer; two daughters: Kittie, and her husband, Billy Caloway, of Ennis and Rita, and her husband, Kenny Caldwell, of Palmer; seven grandchildren: Bruce Caloway, Bryan Caloway, Kerrie Gilmore, Clifford Heard, Scott Heard, Chris Caldwell and Brandi McElhaney; 15 great-grandchildren: Kristal Dubee, Karen Garza, Leigh Anne Moreno, Samatha Caloway, Wendie O’Donnell, Amanda Roller, Connie Pervis, Cory Roller, Courtney Heard, Ryne Heard, Darian Heard, Chandler Heard, Coralyn Caldwell, Jacob Caldwell and Hayden McElhaney; and thirteen great-great-grandchildren: Billy Caloway II, Scott Dubee, Aeva Dubee, Emily Caloway, Jacob Garza, Anthony Fantini, Mason O’Donnell, Brianna Purvis, Evan Garza, Kerrie Roller/Hanshaw, Alessa Purvis, Johnny Moreno and Michael Moreno.
Visitation was held at the J.E. Keever Palmer Chapel on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Funeral services were at First Baptist Church of Palmer on Monday, Feb. 1, 2010 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Gary Miller, the Rev. Bobby Thornton and the Rev. David Gadberg officiating.
Pallbearers were Bruce Caloway, Scott Heard, Cory Roller, Bryan Caloway, Chris Caldwell, Ryne Heard and Clifford Heard. Interment will follow the service at Bristol Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.