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1929 - 2013 |
Norma Lee Schnurr
Nov 30, 1929 - Jan 17, 2013
Resident of Concord
A loving mother, wife, sister, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to many, Norma passed away peacefully on January 17, 2013.
Born to Alvia and Geneva Short in Grayville, Ill. in 1929, Norma was raised in Illinois until she married Paul, the love of her life, in 1949. She worked for Illinois Bell Telephone Co. and later became the Project Administrator for the Assistance League of Diablo Valley in Walnut Creek before retiring in 1991. After retirement, she continued volunteer work by becoming a life member of the Assistance League.
Norma's background and passion were music and community theatre. Along with a beautiful singing voice, she had a warm, kind personality as evidenced by her many friendships.
Norma was predeceased by her beloved husband of 60 years, Paul. She is survived by her five children and their spouses; Greg and Janey Schnurr, Marta and Bill Collings, Tami and Chris Carey, Curt and Kathy Schnurr, and Jana and Billy Mason. In addition, she leaves behind her brother Bob and his wife Shirley,niece Brenda Miller and Nephew Brad Short. Last, but not least, she is survived by her grandchildren and great-grandchild; Kimberly Schnurr, Maxx Schnurr, Molly Schnurr, Mike Collings, Vanessa Carey, Jennifer Carey,Ava Schnurr, Clayton Schnurr, and Jessica and Joel Secan and Elliott Secan.
Norma's family would like to express gratitude to her many friends for their kindness and in particular, Charmaine Ferrera, for her enduring friendship with their mother.
A celebration of Norma's life is scheduled for 10 a.m. on February 16th at Concord Presbyterian Church in Concord, Ca. In lieu of flowers, donations can be designated to: The Assistance League of Diablo Valley, Hospice of the East Bay, The
Published in Contra Costa Times on Jan. 22, 2013
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"What an incredible woman - I feel blessed to have known both Norma and Paul. You are all in our thoughts..."
- Jen PIatt
"Norma - and Paul - were such great surrogate grandparents to our son Joel. They welcomed him into the..."
- Lisa Secan
"A loving mother who seemed to have a ray of light surrounding her wherever she went. A great listener..."
- Jana Mason
"So many great memories from our high school days in Onarga, Il. Your flaming red hair, quick smile, and..."
"Norma, now in the Choir of Angels. A dear friend-many happy memories--will miss you so much. Marge..."
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