Nora Lee Sanders, 87, of Conroe, a former resident of Orange, passed away Monday, May 20,  at Strake House in Conroe. A graveside service will be at 1:30 pm, Wednesday, May 22,  at St. Mary Cemetery in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Tom Phelan of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Orange.

Visitation will be from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, Wednesday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Orange, on Nov. 12, 1925, Nora was the daughter of Simon A. Bourgeois and Mary Virginia Miller Bourgeois. She graduated from Orange High School in 1944; where she was a member of the Bengal Guards. Nora was also a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange and St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Port Neches.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ernest T. Sanders; brothers, Herman Bourgeois and S.A. “Booty” Bourgeois, Jr.; and sister, Vivian Carr.

Nora is survived by her son, Steven Sanders and his wife, Leslie of Houston; daughter, Vicki Schell and husband, Doug of Hideaway, Tx; grandchildren, Christopher Schell, Katy Schell, and Olivia Sanders; great-grandchild, Blake Schell; sister, Jeanette Calhoun and husband, Charles; and sister-in-law, JoAnn Bourgeois.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association; 700 North Street # M, Beaumont, Texas 77701, 8831613; American Cancer Society; P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123-1718, 800-227-2345, or the charity of your choice.