Norma was born on May 2, 1929 and died peacefully on February 5, 2013 in Lincoln, Nebraska. She grew up in Oklahoma. As a young woman she moved to California. She lived and worked in Santa Barbara for most of her life. She married Robert D. Quinn in 1957; he was an Iwo Jima survivor and successful building contractor. She raised four step-children with Robert, who passed away in 1994. She was a loving, kind, compassionate, intelligent women with a beautiful spirit who loved family, especially children. She still took care of her great nephew early in 2013.
She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Mary and David Bartosiewski of Tempe, AZ, three sisters-in-law, two step-children, numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews and friends; Norma never knew a stranger.
Graveside internment is tentatively planned for May 2, 2013 at the Santa Barbara Cemetery.