Norma Jean Becker

August 20, 1937March 8, 2018

Norma Jean (Schuman) Becker, 80, of Plymouth, passed away in the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Plymouth after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Merle L. Becker, and mother to Bryon and Jeff Becker.

Norma was born in Jefferson, Pennsylvania to the late Russell and Ozella (Muntz) Schuman and grew up locally. She graduated from Eichelberger High School and was at one time an Arthur Murray Dance instructor. She began working as a telephone switchboard operator, then as a receptionist for the Hanover Cable Company. In 1973 she and her family moved to Illinois. A year later they moved to Florida, where they lived for 5 years. Norma became a homemaker, leaving work to care for her beloved family. Later moving to Medfield, where they lived for 33 years, she and her late husband began building a retirement home in Norfolk, which she moved into after Merle passed away in 2011. She then moved in 2017 to Laurelwood in Plymouth, where she spent the remainder of her life.

Norma loved bowling, and was a State Champion Bowler in both Florida and Massachusetts. She enjoyed playing slot machines, Keno, golf with her late husband, dancing, was an avid reader, and playing cards with friends. Above all else was the time she spent visiting with her family, particularly her children and grandchildren.

Norma is survived by her son Bryon Becker and his wife Meryl (Stonefield) of Bourne, son Jeff Becker and his husband Don Martin of California, grandmother to Tyler Becker and his wife Sarah, Alyssa, Kelsey, Lauryn, and great-grandmother to Avery. Sister- in-law of Maynard Becker and his wife Linda of McSherrytown, Pennsylvania, aunt to Kim and her husband Randy Smith of Hanover, Pennsylvania and aunt to Kim Schuman of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. She was proceeded in death by her brother Raymond Schuman.

All services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, a Donation may be made in Norma’s honor to the charity of your choice.


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