June 5, 1941 – March 12, 2013
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Norma Sue (Arp) Misita, 71, passed away peacefully on March 12, after a long illness. She was born in Bartlesville, OK and came to Vallejo in 1946.
Norma retired from AT&T Phone Company after 30 years of dedicated service. She was a member of the Telephone Company Pioneers who volunteered to make Easter baskets and Christmas stockings for persons in convalescent homes. She was very proud of the fact that she never missed one day of work in all those 30 years.
She was known as "Aunt Susie" to her sister's children and Norma Sue to her many friends, but most dear to her heart was the name her grandson called her, "Bama". She found great joy in helping him learn to read, taking him to McDonald's for ice cream, and letting him help her cook.
She was a great cook, and until her illness made it too difficult, she loved cooking meals for her family, especially on Christmas Eve. She also cooked for "the girls" who got together every week at her home to play pinochle. Norma was a "helluva' pinochle player, and it was a great joy to her that the woman her only son married knew how to play.
Norma leaves behind her cherished son, Mike (Denise) Sewell; her beloved grandson, Joshua; loving sister, Anna (Brian) Branagan; dear friends, Billie, Betty, Linda, Judy, Rochelle and Carol; her nephew, Dan Dussault; great niece, Eden; niece, Tammy Beck; great niece Casey, and great nephew, Richie, as well as many other friends both here and in Oklahoma.
In honor of her final request, there will be no service. There will however, be a celebration of her life held at her home in Vallejo at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 20. Anyone wishing to pay their respects are welcome.
Published in TimesHeraldOnline on Mar. 15, 2013