Norma Jean passed away on June 19, 2021. Born Norma Jean Waldie to William and Marjorie Waldie In Robson, British Columbia, Canada on December 8, 1933, she was the middle of five children. She grew up in Robson and attended York House School for Girls in Vancouver, BC. After graduation, she came to Spokane to attend Kinman Business University. While attending Kinman, she attended a college age youth group at Central United Methodist Church downtown where she met a young man who was an Airman at Fairchild Air Force Base, Cecil Loveland. The rest, as they say, is history. Married May 21, 1955, in Robson, Cecil and Norma Jean recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary.
Norma Jean is survived by her loving husband, Cecil, and their four children: Stephen (Victoria), Judy (Joe) Ferguson, Linda Marburger, and Carol Loveland. She is also survived by her five grandchildren, Tyler, Todd, Miranda (Jared), Savannah and Sara. Her sister, Dawn Waldie of Castlegar, British Columbia and sister-in-law, Ann (Fred) Waldie of Salmon Arm, British Columbia also survive her. In addition, she has numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, etc. across the United States and Canada. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Marjorie Waldie, two brothers: Keith (Sharron) Waldie and Fred Waldie, and her sister Lillian (Mac) Flynn.
Norma Jean loved travel and her favorite places included the Oregon Coast and Banff, Alberta, Canada. She loved to work her word search puzzles, putter in the garden, visit other beautiful gardens, and she participated in many walk-a-thons over the years. But her life revolved around her family. She kept in touch with all of them almost daily, celebrated their victories, agonized over their struggles, and worried about the things they worried about. She loved flowers and the beauty of nature.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 17th, at Audubon Park United Methodist Church, 3908 N. Driscoll Blvd. The church is limiting seating and requires masks. An open house will follow from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the family's home. Address available at the church in the memorial program.
Donations may be made to the Bell Choir at Audubon Park United Methodist Church. Norma Jean loved to hear the bells! Or feel free to give to an organization of your choice.
The service will be live streamed on the church website at audubonparkumc.org/worship/online
. It will be also streamed on YouTube and the church Facebook page.
Published by Spokesman-Review on Jul. 14, 2021.