Norma Hanson Waters

icon May 11, 1939 - April 27, 2013
Norma H. Waters, 73, of Redondo Beach, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Minnesota and moved to Long Beach in 1956. She was married to Rodney Waters from 1958 until 1981. Norma graduated from UCLA and received her Master's degree as a marriage and family therapist from Chapman College. She was in private practice for 38 years. Norma loved helping people and was passionate about her work. She enjoyed sewing, reading, and walking on the beach every morning. Norma is survived by her three children: Julie Waters Eglseder of Easton, MD; Danae Carney of Medway, MA; John Waters of Laguna Niguel, CA; as well as a sister, Verna Eighmy of Westminster, CA. Norma is also survived by seven grandchildren, all of whom have either graduated from or are currently attending college; a fact of which she was very proud. She felt fortunate to have been blessed with four great-grandchildren. Norma believed in helping those in need, especially regarding education.
In lieu of flowers, her family requests that you "pay it forward" by donating to those less fortunate. Contributions will be gratefully accepted in her memory for UCLA Scholarships by sending a check payable to The UCLA Foundation at: UCLA Office of Scholarships, 10920 Wilshire Blvd Ste. 900, Los Angeles, Ca 90024. To make a contribution by phone, contact 310-983-3062. A celebration of Norma's life will be held on May 18, 2013 in Redondo Beach. For further information contact

Published in the Los Angeles Times on May 5, 2013