Norma Jones Taylor-Sileven

Norma Lou Jones Taylor-Sileven, 73, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2008, at Texas County Memorial Hospital.

She was born June 5, 1935, in Alder Springs, daughter of David and Pearl Helton Jones.

She was born and raised in a log cabin at Alder Springs and went to school through the eighth grade in a one-room school. She was baptized in the Methodist Church at an early age.

She and her husband, Eskel, moved to Houston in 1971 and opened the town’s first drive-in theater, Taylor’s Drive-In, on North U.S. 63. She also owned the Raymondville Caf/ and Yahoo Package, now known as C&B Package.

After receiving a cosmetology degree in 1989, she worked out of her home in Raymondville as a hair stylist and at Rawlings Sporting Goods until she became ill. She was diagnosed in 2005 with colorectal cancer.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband; and two brothers, Don and Clifford Clark.

Survivors include five children, Charlene Fowler of Flippin, Ark., Robert Taylor of Raymondville, David Taylor of Jerome and Charlotte Metz and Darlene Stark of Houston; nine grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Services are 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at Evans Funeral Home Chapel with Phillip Nava officiating. Burial will be in Ozark Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Ozark Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at

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