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Norma Claire Whealy


05/30/1921 - 11/28/2014 Obituary
Norma Claire Whealy Obituary
Norma Whealy was born in Wellington, Kansas on May 30, 1921 and passed away on Friday, November 28, 2014. She was preceded in death by her father, Ray Wood, and her mother, Louella Merrick; her husband of 60 years, Paul Whealy and her brothers Kenny, Duane and Harlan Wood.
She is survived by her son, Perry (Joyce) Whealy, son, Mervin Whealy, son, Scott (Nancy) Whealy and her daughter Sammie Whealy. She is survived by six grandchildren: Maryan, Paul Victor, Kimberly, Jennifer, Krista and Nathan John, seven-great-grandchildren and ten great-great-grandchildren.
Norma was born in and grew up around Wellington, Kansas. She was married to Paul Emerson Whealy in 1938. Following World War II in 1946, the family moved to Riverbank, California and permanently relocated to Bakersfield in 1950 where her husband was employed as a switchman for the Santa Fe Railroad. Norma was a loving mother and housewife who briefly worked for the Bakersfield Convalescent Hospital. She enjoyed providing child care for her grandchildren in their earlier years. Following the death of her husband, Paul, in 1998, she moved to the Royal Palms Mobile Estates where she remained until her death.
As she aged gracefully, she suffered from many physical ailments, but seldom complained. Norma was a reserved and quiet person and relished her longtime friendship with Mabel Stokes.
The family would like to thank the late Doctor Marion Barnard II and his nurse, BJ, for the excellent care and concern shown for our mother and for the care provided by the nurses and personnel from Hoffmann Hospice. After Norma was diagnosed with lung cancer, her daughter Sammie, dedicated herself to 24-hour personal love and care for her mother. Norma accepted Christ as her Savior in later life and will be reunited with her family in the future.
Viewing will be held on Thursday, December 4th, 2014 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at Hillcrest Memorial Park & Mortuary. No services are planned.
Hillcrest Memorial Park & Mortuary
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Dec. 2, 2014
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