June 25, 1951 – March 18, 2020
Norma Barragan, age 68, a 19 year resident of Laughlin, Nevada passed away on Wednesday March 18, 2020. She was born June 25, 1951 in Kingsville, Texas and moved with her parents, Alfred and Ofilia Barragan and family from Texas to Fremont, California when she was eight in 1959. She attended schools there and began playing clarinet in the band . Enjoyed high school Spanish club activities and caravana trips to Mexico, graduating from Irvington high school in 1969 and San Jose State University in 1974 with a degree in business and foreign languages. She was married twice and divorced. Norma moved over here for her health, the warm dry climate agreed with her. Norma held many jobs including IBM San Jose for 12 years as an administrative assistant and at various LAS Vegas and Laughlin casinos until she found the people and job she loved. For 15 years she worked at Flamingo which then became Aquarius as an ACE Play agent until health issues forced her to retire in 2017. Survived by her loving sister Gloria Padilla (John), brother Al Barragan Loving aunt to Jason Padilla, Brian Padilla, Justin Barragan(Emily), Samantha Barragan (Michael) and her grand niece and grand nephew Melody and Isaac Padilla in Hawaii. Also survived by her beloved aunt Joanne Barragan in California. Survived by and missed by her first cousins in Texas Larry (Dolores) , Lloyd (Anna), Dennis (Deb), Alfred, Dalia (Bill), Amparo, Grace, Carlos, Joe, Julio (Aurora), Roy, and in New york Debra (Max), and in California, Scott , Bruce (Mari), and Tracey, Especially missed by her Papillon Hayley, her loyal furry companion. She lit up our family gatherings with her wit and keen sense of humor and stories which everyone enjoyed. Her travels took her many times to Hawaii, Mexico, Texas, Lake Tahoe,and Reno. She loved the ocean and lived for a year in Pacific Grove, California a block from the ocean. She was one of a kind. A very spiritual person and loved the angels around us and in heaven. Fiercely independent, worked hard all her life and faced all her challenges bravely, strong to the end and kept a sense of humor. Norma had many close and very dear friends and even kept in touch with friends from childhood . She was a thoughtful and loving person. She enjoyed British crime series, paranormal and talk shows on t.v., going to the movies, Cadillac Margaritas, fine dining, dancing, good bread, pinot grigio and live music and concerts. Loved her ice cream and shaved ice. Living in the bay area, she was enthralled by the flower child era in the SF bay area and by disco music .She had a green thumb and loved all her plants, she had a flair for decorating. She loved all animals and was a staunch supporter of animal rights.She also loved the beauty in nature, especially dragonflies. She was fascinated by Walter the orphan baby burro in Oatman and followed all his stories. There will be no funeral as per her wishes. Loving memories and prayers are appreciated. Even though we are broken hearted and will miss you dearly , Norma, you are now free of pain and worry. So, go now, sweet princess, and fly with the angels to dance and play in the fields of our Lord.
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March 30, 2020
Norma and I worked together at the Flamingo and then the Aquarius for many years. We worked together at the players booth. We became best friends. I thought of Norma as a sister. We had so much fun together over the years. We loved to drink Cadillac Margaritas when we were out together. She was there for me when my husband passed away. Even after I moved away we still stayed very close and talked all the time. You have no idea how much I will miss you. Rest is piece my friend. I think of you often. Love you
March 28, 2020
Norma and her furry baby Hayley. The love of her life.
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