Memorial services will be at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Jo Roberts Mann, rector, and the Rev. Dr. Robert M. Pace, associate rector, officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Lorna was born in Amarillo on April 27, 1927. She graduated from Amarillo High School and then attended the University of Texas at Austin.
Lorna was married to Gordon Shaw Novak on June 28, 1946. They were married and devoted to each other for 67 years.
Lorna was creative, had a wonderful sense of humor and loved life. In 1963, she published her first novel, Does It Make Into A Bed? ; publishing her second novel in 1966. She very much cherished her husband, family and friends. Lorna was a wonderful mother to her three children, and so enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved to garden, paint, read and laugh.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James Lyle McCormick and Lois Tyson McCormick, and step-mother Isabel Marsh McCormick; and brothers, George McCormick and Donald McCormick.
Survivors include her husband, Gordon; sisters, Joan Johnson of Amarillo, Martha Sensenick of Olathe, Kansas and Melody McCormick of Ann Arbor, Michigan; sons, Gordon Novak, Jr. and wife Susan of Austin, Texas and Dan Novak and wife Nancy of Amarillo, daughter, Kitty Burton and husband Fletcher of Highlands Ranch, Colorado; grandchildren, Daniel Novak of Fort Worth, Texas, Lorna Branon and husband Sean of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Genny Pawling and husband Chris of Austin, Texas, Nicole Gangy and husband Faruk of Ibiza, Spain, Courtney Scalo and husband Jordan of Austin, Texas, Morgan Burton, Jr. and wife Hethr of Austin, Texas and Inman Novak of Fort Worth; great-grandchildren, Tommy Branon of Highlands Ranch, Co., Marlon Gangy of Ibiza, Spain and Cooper Branon of Highlands Ranch, Colorado.
The family would like to thank Ware Living Center for their loving care.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be given to the charity of your choice.