Anita Marie Norman
October 16, 1937 – January 27, 2019
Anita M. Norman passed away quietly on January 27, 2019 after many years of brave suffering with chronic pain. She joins her husband Don, who passed almost three years ago, and leaves behind her son Michael (Jennifer) Norman, daughter Nancy Trudgeon, former son-in-law Richard Trudgeon, grandchildren Matthew Trudgeon, Tad-Michael (Robin) Norman, Brian (Ali) Trudgeon, Riley Norman, Jamie Trudgeon, and Bennett Norman; great granddaughter Tessa, and numerous nieces and nephews. Born in Spokane on October 16, 1937, Anita grew up and lived over 81 years in Spokane, Washington. She married the love of her life, Don Norman, on June 29, 1956. Together they lived in the same house for 60 years, raised a family, and enjoyed their grandchildren. Although she suffered terrible back pain her entire adult life, mom always did her best to attend sporting and other activities to watch her kids and grandkids grow. She was active in church and bible study groups and had many close friends. Mom always amazed us with her stoic resolve to her physical limitations. Anita will be remembered by friends and family for her strength and courage, her positive attitude and deep Christian faith. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services will be held Sunday, February 10, 1pm, at Hazen & Jaeger Home, 1306 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA.
- Funeral Service Sunday, February 10, 2019
Anita Marie Norman
January 29, 2019
My sincere sympathy to the Norman family. I met Anita in April, 1968. We had just moved into the neighborhood, just a few houses east and across the alley from the Normans. She knocked on our back door one morning, introduced herself and told me she was on her way to a church circle meeting, would I like to go with her. I thanked her for the invitation but declined. But that didn't dissuade her. She invited me to attend church services with her and we have been close friends ever since. We even attended a knitting class at Sears together. I thank God for her friendship and will always love Anita and miss her forever.