Norma Mae Zuber Boozer

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Norma Mae Zuber Boozer, 91, went to her heavenly home on November 10, 2015. A native of Anthony, Kansas, She was born on December 3, 1923. Arrangements are with Crestwood Funeral Home. Visitation is from 11-1 p.m. on Friday. Service will follow visitation at 1 p.m. with Brother James Sampley and J.P. Lipscomb conducting the service. Graveside service to follow. Mrs. Boozer was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband of 56 years, Jadie Murlis Boozer Sr.; sister, Betty Jo Erwin; brothers, Dean, Garland, Gordon and Charles Zuber; in-laws, Nettie Lowery, Mancel, John and Gail Boozer. She is survived by her son, Jadie Murlis (Dianne) Boozer Jr.; daughter, Vickie Murlene Boozer and her (fiancé, Bill Estes); grandsons, Jay (Kelli), Blake (Amanda) and Wade Boozer; granddaughter, Amanda (Greg) Glaze; great-grandchildren, Brooke, Raegan, Caden and Lillian Boozer, Stephanie, Jaymon and Maddox Glaze; sister, Dorothy Perkins; brothers, Calvin (Bonnie) and Kent Zuber; in-laws, Ray and Bill (Maxine) Boozer and Merita Boozer Hauserman; many beloved nieces and nephews. Mrs. Boozer started her teaching career in a one room school house in Kansas after attending a year in college. Then her family moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was attending The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque when she met and married the love of her life, Jadie in 1945. Jadie was stationed there during WWII. They later moved to Abilene, Texas, then in 1950 moved to Fort Payne, Alabama. They moved to Jacksonville, Alabama in 1955 to work on her teaching degree from Jacksonville State University. She earned her Masters Degree in 1959. She taught 5th grade at Kitty Stone Elementary until they moved to Gadsden in 1968. She retired from teaching at Gaston School after 26 years of teaching. She loved teaching and talking to her former students. Our mother loved reading, doing cryptograms, watching the Braves and Saturday football with Alabama. Mrs. Boozer, along with her husband, became active members of James Memorial Baptist Church when they moved to Gadsden. She loved her church and church family very much. She was senior leader for many years and had many wonderful memories of traveling with the seniors around America. Norma and Jadie shared a love of traveling with their Allegro Motor Home Club for many years. Her main interest and love was for her husband and children. She shared her love of God with them and her precious grandchildren and great-grand-children. She was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother. She was a wonderful blessing to her family. Pallbearers will be Jay, Blake, Wade and Caden Boozer, Greg and Jaymon Glaze and Gary Don Lowery. Honorary pallbearers are Trent, Todd, Tim and Shawn Boozer. The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Sandra Carpenter for her wonderful loving medical care and her loving caregivers, Sherry Arrington, Jo Ann Thompson, Ramonda Turner and Peggy Vernon, who were so wonderful to her. Flowers will be accepted. Memorials to James Memorial Baptist Church (2125 Ewing Ave., Gadsden AL 35901) or donations to Gideon's International, Inc. (P.0. Box 335, Jacksonville AL, 36265). "She is clothed with strength and dignity and laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks her words are wise and she gives instructions with kindness. Her children stand and bless her,Her husband praised her. There are many virtuous capable women in the world but you surpass them all. Proverbs 31:25
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Gadsden, AL 35903
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Published in The Anniston Star on Nov. 12, 2015