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Norma Marshall

Norma Marshall

Marshall

 

April 16, 1933 – March 21, 2024

Norma Jean (Walker) , a loving mother, grandmother, and lifelong Texan, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2024, at the age of 90.

Born on Easter Sunday, April 16, 1933, in Houston, Texas, Norma came into this world on a day of rebirth and renewal — fitting for a woman whose energy and fun spirit renewed the spirits of all who knew her.

She was the daughter of Norma Godbold Walker and Eldridge Walker. Norma cherished her younger brother Dean, who arrived six years later to the day on April 16, 1939. She affectionately regarded him as her “birthday present” and adored him throughout her life.

In her youth, Norma embraced the rich culture of her hometown, Houston. She graduated from Milby High School and went on to study theatre arts at Lon Morris Junior College, fostering her passion for the arts.

She had a major role in the college’s production of Pygmalion. She developed an absolute passion for the movies by going weekly as a child with her dad and passed this love along to her daughter.

Defying tradition at the time, Norma worked for several years at Pan Am Airlines as a bookkeeper before settling down. She married the love of her life, Jay , at the age of 31 on Nov. 22, 1964. Together they had two children, Darren and Amanda .

Norma was the life of the party and loved to socialize. Beta Sigma Phi sorority was a huge part of her life — she was a member for over 50 years and loved gathering with her sisters.

She and Jay loved to get together with their closest friends, playing Hand and Foot, Bunco and bingo. Norma loved to entertain, go out to eat, drink wine and have a good time.

She was involved in the Methodist and Presbyterian churches most of her life. One of her favorite memories was when she served as monitor on the special needs bus in Boerne, with Jay as the driver.

Above all, Norma will be remembered as a woman who lived life with unwavering optimism, generosity and a fun spirit. Her warm smile and outgoing presence could brighten even the darkest of days.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Jay. She is survived by her brother, Dean Walker; her children, Darren and Amanda; her grandsons, Chris and Derek ; her granddaughter, Mia Luna; and her closest friend, Eleanor Lee. Visitation was to be held at Holt & Holt Funeral Home in Boerne, Texas, on Wednesday, March 27. The memorial service was to take place at Holt & Holt Funeral Home on Thursday, March 28.

Floral remembrances are welcome; donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in Norma’s honor.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of the staff of Holt & Holt Funeral Home of Boerne. To share words of comfort with the family, please visit www.holtfh.com.