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Palm Downtown Mortuary & Cemetery

1325 North Main St, Las Vegas, NV

OBITUARY

Norma Jean Kallao

August 22, 1932January 10, 2020

Norma Jean Kallao passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Friday, January 10, 2020. Norma’s life was filled with her favorite things: faith, family, friends and cooking! She had a generous spirit and zest for living unlike any other. She will be remembered for her many selfless acts of kindness and keen ability to make others feel a part of the family. Her legacy was sharing all the wonderful stories of her life and family with everyone she knew. And this is the part of her we will carry with us forever.

Norma is survived by her children: Jeanne, Michael, Franz, David and Deanna, grandchildren: Allie, Jacob, Marissa, and arriving soon, Noah, great-grandchild: Aria, and brother: John and wife Roxann, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and many friends.

Services

25 January

Memorial Service

12:00 pm

Paradiso Charters

670 Lido Park Dr.
Newport Beach, California 92663

Memories

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Gayle Crawford

January 20, 2020

I have no perfect words to describe my Special, Sister in Christ. She was all of the wonderful things mentioned by Friends and Family and then some. How very Blessed I have been for many years because of Norma. She guided me into a true Fellowship where I became Born Again and Faith Healed. Taught me how to laugh and better understand my very depth. Shared her Family, her love of life and we shared many stories between us. I will always hold her memory close in my heart and miss her terribly. Thank You Norma Jean Kallao for everything.

Regina Brown-Ross

January 20, 2020

Norma Jean was a hoot! In taking care of Norma for the past year, I can truly say, she kept life interesting. Everyday was full of surprises! She loved God with all her heart, and her sweet devotion to her family was relentless! God’s got her now. Look out!

I love you guys always, be well!

Deanna LoRusso

January 19, 2020

Our Beautiful Mother - 86th Birthday!

Deanna LoRusso

January 19, 2020

My mother…Beautiful, Strong, Smart, Faithful, Selfless, Loving, Kind, Truthful, Honest, Insightful, Generous, Loyal Friend, Loyal Wife, and ONE OF A KIND MOTHER.

Mom, my heart is so sad and I miss you so very much. I find myself walking around the house at a loss – stopping at your bedroom door and imagining your sweet face smiling at me saying, “you want to go out and eat!” You will forever be in my heart and I love you more than words can express!

Thinking of all I learned from you - Your wonderful stories you have shared, the strength & courage you displayed, the selfless acts of kindness towards others, the foundation of GOD and his endless love, the time and effort you took with each one of your children and grandchildren, and the life lessons and valuable principles you taught us. I’m so incredibly humbled by what you have accomplished, mom, and the impact you left on us - thank you!

You set the bar high with everything you did, you were always “all in” no matter what. One of my favorite memories: It was our high school homecoming weekend and I was a cheerleader assigned to decorate one of the football player's homes the night before the game. We tiptoed around the yard trying to be quiet hanging posters and bringing candy to his front door, placing streamers of toilet paper in the bushes, giggling as we walked past one of the bedroom windows, careful not to wake up his parents. You then walked over to the front yard tree and started climbing up to the top! I was throwing toilet paper up to you so you could decorate; I was having a blast and you were too. The next morning, I was told by my coach that we had decorated the wrong house! Oh, boy, did we laughed for hours after hearing that. Thank you for always being “That Mom” and embracing life with us to the fullest. 

I will miss you dearly, Momma!
Deanna (Dede-Mouse)

Ann Bleecker

January 18, 2020

First photo is of Dee’s friends from high school and our night out with her and Norma. We all had a great evening.
Second photo is of Norma and my son Andrew. He had that smile on his face every time we were with her. She always had us laughing. Loved her laugh. You will be missed.

Ann Bleecker

January 18, 2020

Norma will always hold a special place in my heart. She loved her kids and her family with her whole heart. I have spent a lot of time with her and her family in my teenage years. My own children have enjoyed her and her sense of humor. She was the life of the party and we all have great memories of hanging out her and her family, (except when Norma was getting on us for something dumb we did 😁). She never minced her words, which I’ve always admired. She was a tough, strong, straight forward Lady. Please know she will be watching over all of you! I love you all!

Allie Haroutunian

January 17, 2020

I’ve noticed — you don’t miss someone all at once.

It comes in bits and pieces over time. At the grocery store. Catching the waft of an old scent. The tune of an old song. With this, the mourning process is never really over.

Because they live inside you forever, mourning can — technically — last a lifetime. It’s a reminder that never really goes away. Rather, it fades into the background, resting in our subconscious. Waiting to be awoken for a split second. To remind you that you’re never alone, and never the same. To remind you who you are and where you come from.

That’s the love of a mother and a grandmother.

I love you Bubby. I will miss you forever. I will always hear your voice guiding me. Because your spirit lives within me. You may be gone - as in not physically here - but you’re impossible to forget.

Carolyn Fieldson

January 16, 2020

I wanted to tell you Norma , that your children are wonderful, beautiful, kind, caring , bright and shiny diamonds. You raised three great children and are an incredible mother. Beautiful souls. I thank you for allowing me to share them with you and Alex. They have your kind attributes and your compassion for others. These are gifts that only a mother can instill in her child. I would trust your children with my life. That is what I wanted to tell you if I had the chance to before you left. Out of all the gifts you have given to others, Franz, David, and Deanna are your most incredible life’s work. Thank you Norma for raising them so well. The world is a better place with them in it.

Deanna LoRusso

January 14, 2020

Grand Children: Marissa (Jeanne's daughter) Allie and Jacob (Deanna's children)

Cindy VanDette

January 14, 2020

I am saddened to hear of Goldie’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers for peace within the hearts of her family.

Cindy (VanDette) & Pat Brown
(Daughter of Leonard VanDette, Jr.)

FROM THE FAMILY