NORMA RAE (OLSON) DEROOS

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NORMA RAE DEROOS (OLSON) Norma Rae DeRoos (Olson) age 75 passed away on December 12, 2016 surrounded by her loving family at Trios Medical Center after a brief battle with cancer. Norma was born in Vermillion, South Dakota to her parents Norman and Irma Olson on October 13, 1941. On October 22, 1959, she married her husband of 57 years Benny DeRoos. they had 5 children, 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren, which she loved them all very much. She was loving and generous to those around her and she will never be forgotten by those who knew her. Norma is survived by her husband Benny, children Robin Dyer, Kathleen Scott (Russ), Jeff DeRoos (Vicki), James DeRoos (Diana) and Greg DeRoos (Tracey). Her grandchildren, Chelsea, Austin, Whitney, Bryanna, Lindsay, Simon, Trenton, Joseph, Emily, Dakotah and Lauren. Great-grandchildren Caleb, Hayden, Eric, Sophia and Mercy. She is also survived by her sister Julie and her husband Richard Gunderson and their children, brother in-law Tom DeRoos and his wife Karen, sister in-law Carolyn and cousin Dennis Freeburg and his wife Marilyn and special friends Diane Dauphine, Gloria Clary and Barbara Hankel and many nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 11am at Mueller's Desert Lawn Memorial Park, 1401 S. Union St. Kennewick, WA.
Published in Tri-City Herald from Dec. 15 to Dec. 16, 2016