OBITUARY

Norma V Perez

June 9, 1943June 3, 2018

Norma V. Perez, 74 years of age, passed away at home with her family on Sunday, June 3, 2018. She leaves behind her sister Sylvia Martinez, son Rene Perez, daughter in law Nancy Perez, daughter Michelle Thompson, son in law Daniel Thompson, son Michael Perez, daughter in law Samantha Perez, daughter Suzette Perez-Tate, son in law Dwayne Tate, 9 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. She was retired from Verizon Wireless and previously spent many years working for Macy's where she gained lifelong friends. Upon retiring, Norma grew even closer to her faith and became involved in the church making rosaries, wedding lassos, knitting for a variety of charities and most of all, gained a sisterhood of dear, close friends. Her faith meant so much to her and brought her much comfort.

Norma was diagnosed wit​​h breast cancer 13 years ago, battled it daily, and found herself cancer free two years after her diagnosis. In 2010, her cancer metastasized into her lung and was given 2-4 years to live. She was a strong woman that fought back, even to the very end as she exceeded her prognosis and continued to live 8 more years. “Norma Jean” or “Normsy” as we affectionately call her, was a great example as a mother to her children and grandchildren. She loved to laugh, have fun and was content, but not complacent in life. She was optimistic, never gave up, and met obstacles/challenges head on. Norma never made excuses and always went into “fix it” mode. She never hid behind the cancer and never let it define her. Her beautiful smile and spirit will be forever remembered.

Services

28 June

Rosary

10:00 am

St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church

14085 Peyton Dr.
Chino Hills, CA 91709

28 June

Memorial Mass

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church

14085 Peyton Dr.
Chino Hills, CA 91709

REMEMBERING

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Christina Moronez

June 21, 2018

My dear aunt Norma. She was one of the most compassionate, friendly and generous people I have known. She always had a kind word to say, putting others before herself and forever working on projects to help those less fortunate. Hold on to those knitted hats and scarves everyone! They were made with much love for those lucky recipients. Rene, MIchelle, Michael and Suzette; you doted on your Mom unselfishly and with much love when she needed you the most. This was very apparent to all of us and we all wish you peace. So lets hug, laugh and think about all the corny jokes your Dad made while your mom just rolled her eyes and smiled!

Cyndy Williams

June 10, 2018

I met Ms. Norma Jean through her daughter and my pal Suzette Tate and I had the pleasure of working with her as well as Ashley and Duane throughout the years. My memories will always know her warm smile and loving heart, and she always treated everyone with respect and put a smile on our customer’s faces. You will be missed my love. My prayers and love go out to those and the family who have cared for her, loved her and helped her navigate through her difficult journey. 💐💫✝️💕🙏🏼

Rachel Donaldson

June 9, 2018

I will always remember Norm as happy and friendly, and I always enjoyed seeing her. Her love for life and optimistic attitude, even while battling cancer was in inspiration to me. I know she will be sorely missed by all who knew her. To Rene, Michelle, Michael and Suzette, I pray that all the happy and loving memories your shared with your mother will comfort you at this time.

Lisa Lopez

June 9, 2018

I remember many good times with Aunt Norma, need a longer page but will start with all the sleep overs i had with my cousin's and family BBQ's. The laughs were abundant and I even got poison oak hiking the backyard in the diamond bar house. I will forever cherish my last visit at my cousin Michelle's house was a priceless moment I will cherish forever. Aunt Norma was still cracking funnies..and was so sweet asking how I was doing too. She was a tough lady always with a smile..much love to you Aunt Norma...Love Lisa

Sylvia Magallanes

June 9, 2018

I remember when one of her children ( my cousins) were misbehaving, Aunt Norma always said: wait till your father gets home.
She was the sweetest woman, and always greeted you with a smile. She is an inspiration to all, to live each day to the fullest and never give up. She will be dearly missed.

FROM THE FAMILY