Noreen Helen (McIntyre) Bashaw VICTORIA, Texas — Noreen Helen McIntyre Bashaw, 85, former resident of Killeen, Texas, passed away Nov. 18, 2019, at her home in Victoria. Noreen was born Feb. 25, 1934, in Barre, Vermont, to the late John and Catherine McLeod McIntyre. Noreen was the 1952 salutatorian of Williamsburg High School. She then became a registered nurse. Her four-decade career concluded after 20 years at Metroplex Hospital in Killeen. Noreen was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. Her love was felt by everyone she knew. Noreen is survived by her children Barbara Orantes (William), of Victoria, Brenda Bashaw, of Victoria, Brodie Bashaw, of Waco, Harry Bashaw (JoAnn), of Victoria, Barry Bashaw (Dawn), of Ohio; sister, Joan Gilmore, of Allen; and her grandchildren Kirin Bashaw, Isabel Orantes, Saleena Orantes, Ross Plasczyk, Brodie Marie Bashaw, Katherine Bashaw, Robert Bashaw, Christopher Bashaw and Matthew Bashaw. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Winston F. Bashaw; sisters Polly Annis, Patricia Nadeau; and brother, Michael McIntyre. Visitation is Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, from 5-7 p.m. at Rosewood Funeral Chapel with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Killeen, with burial to follow in Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen. Pallbearers are Donnie Mathes, Chad Meadows, Michael John Meadows, William Orantes, Ross Plascyzk and Wade Walker. Honorary pallbearers are Robert, Christopher and Matthew Bashaw, Clem and Tom Nadeau. Also, a special recognition and thanks to Noreen’s guardian angel, Suzie Saenz. You always went above and beyond to love and care for our sweet mother up until the day she passed away. You are an extension of our family. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or Hospice of South Texas. Words of comfort may be shared at

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