Violet J. Norbo (1935 - 2018)

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Lifelong Palmer, Alaska, resident Violet J. Norbo, age 83, died on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at Mat-Su Regional Medical Center in Palmer. She was born on Jan. 13, 1935, in a log cabin on the homestead established by her parents, Adam and Fanny Werner.
Vi, the youngest of three girls, attended Palmer schools along with her sisters, Hazel and Faye. After graduation from high school, she attended Warner Pacific College. When she returned home to Palmer, she began working at Matanuska Valley Bank. In 1957, she married Jonesville coal miner Jonathan Norbo, and they recently celebrated 60 years of marriage.
Vi enjoyed gardening and entering the fruit of her labors in the Alaska State Fair for over 50 years. She could be seen in her immaculate gardens almost every evening from spring to fall.
Vi retired from the State of Alaska, after working at the Division of Agriculture, the Matanuska Valley Federal Credit Union and at Wasilla Public Health.
Vi loved her Lord and her family dearly. Her pioneer spirit and generosity will be a treasured memory to her family and friends.
Vi is survived by her husband, Jonathan Norbo; two children, Daniel Norbo and Vivian (Andy) Smith; two granddaughters, Rachel (Justyn) Smith of Peoria, Ill., and Sarah (David) Edgerton of Palmer; and four great-grandchildren, Lyla, Lane and Landon Edgerton, and Lydia Smith; and sisters, Hazel (Eddie) Fisher of New Mexico, and Faye Halliwell of California.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018, at the Palmer Church of God, 2070 Glenn Highway in Palmer. Burial will follow at Palmer Pioneer Cemetery. Pastor JR Stepp will be officiating.
Arrangements cared for by Janssen's Mat-Su Funeral Home.
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Mar. 13, 2018
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