Nora Smiley Combs

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October 12, 1950 ~ February 17, 2024

Born in: Fargo, North Dakota
Resided in: Arlington, Texas

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear Nora Jeanne Combs, of Arlington, Texas. Nora, a loving cat mom, was born on October 12, 1950, in Fargo, North Dakota, and passed away on February 17, 2024.

Nora, a retired Senior Sales Specialist in the pharmaceutical industry, was known for her exceptional cooking skills. Her famous pecan pie brought delight to many lucky enough to taste it. She found joy in reading, traveling, and cheering for the Washington Redskins football team, and was beloved by many for her warmth and generosity.

She leaves behind her surviving relatives; her brother Steve Smiley and wife Clara, their children: Taylor Smiley, wife Jenny and their children: Clara and Paul, Caroline and her husband Drew, their children: Mary and Henry. Her youngest brother Paul Smiley and wife Karen.

Nora will always be cherished for the love she shared with her late husband, Robert Combs, known to many as “Bobby Combs.” We remember her for the friendship, laughter, and joy she brought into our lives.

Please join us in honoring Nora’s memory at the memorial service at Wade Funeral Home in Arlington, Texas at 10:00 am, Monday, March 11, 2024. We invite everyone to attend a reception to follow at 11:00 am, March 11, 2024, in Belle Hall at the funeral home. May her light continue to shine bright in our hearts forever.


Memorial Service: March 11, 2024 10:00 am

Room: Wade Chapel

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Reception: March 11, 2024 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Room: Belle Hall

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


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  1. My guardian angel. The good lord knows we are going to miss you until we meet again. I love you my dear. With a heavy heart I know you’re finally at peace and with the love of your life.

  2. Nora, I loved you from the moment I met you at Willow Park. I was having such an awful day, but I knew had to suck it up to introduce myself and provide you with the best possible care. When I walked into your room, before I even said a word, you told me “I can see through the fake smile. You look like you’re having a bad day. Come lay in this bed with me”, and you just let me cry. When I finally pulled it together and we started chatting, I knew you were special. I took a leap of faith and quit both of my jobs to come take care of you at home full time. Over the next year+, we stayed up late talking and sharing all of our secrets. You taught me so much about life and how to become the best version of myself. I love you more than you’ll ever know, and I am DEEPLY saddened and heartbroken to hear of your passing. I know that you are no longer hurting, and that you and Bob have been reunited. I know that you couldn’t be happier. Save me a spot up there. I love you so much.

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