Norma Gertrude Hinkle
December 17, 1929 – June 10, 2018
Norma Gertrude Hinkle, age 88, of Portland, Oregon passed away on Sunday June 10, 2018. Norma was born December 17, 1929 in Little Sioux, Iowa to Hugo and Mabel Framke. She was the first of two daughters.
At the age of 24 Norma made the move to Oregon with her mother in hopes of better opportunities. She began working as a babysitter until she found work at American Linen. She worked in dry cleaning all the way up until her retirement. Norma rode the bus clear across the city every day to get to work. She never drove a day in her life!
Norma met James Hinkle at a tavern in Vancouver. The two were married in 1963 in Stevenson, Washington. They welcomed two foster children into their home, Little Debbie and Big Debbie. The couple lived in Southeast Portland for over 20 years. They enjoyed traveling and square dancing. Norma was partial to bingo and playing the slots. She was a true observer of the world around her and had a real passion for enjoying life.
Norma will definitely be remembered for her plastic canvas art!
Norma is survived by; step-son James D. Hinkle; sister Wanda J. Woods. She also leaves many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great great nieces, and great great nephews to cherish her memory. Norma was preceded in death by her husband James E. Hinkle.
Aunt Noni's legacy will live on through the memories of her extra-large family! She is loved and will truly be missed.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.skylinememorialgardens.com for the Hinkle family.
- James E. Hinkle, Husband
- James D. Hinkle, Step-Son
- Wanda J. Woods, Sister
- Norma also leaves many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great great nieces, and great great nephews to cherish her memory.
- Adam Cowing
- Heethe Cowing
- Michael Sherman
- Randy Truex
- Scott Truex
- Roger Hacker
- Fritz Bohren
- Cacy Poll
- James Hinkle
- Visitation Saturday, June 30, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, June 30, 2018
- Graveside Service Saturday, June 30, 2018
- Coffee & Cookies Saturday, June 30, 2018
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