Obituary for Winnie Fern Norman (Waldrop) Winnie “Fern” Norman, age 97 of Temple, passed from this life during the morning hours of Sunday, April 28, 2019 at a local nursing facility. Born on the 20th day of March 1922 in Lampasas, Texas she was the daughter of Alvin “Pat” and Hopie (Broadway) Waldrop. In her earlier years Fern graduated from Kempner High School. Being the daughter of an oilfield worker she had moved around with her family to many schools until they had settled in Kempner. While working at a bus station café in Brady, Texas Fern caught the eye of a young man by the name of Richard Norman. The two would soon become a couple and in April of 1947 they would make their union binding when they would exchange their vows before God. Fern and Richard eventually made their way to Temple in 1950. With the exception of a few short period moves from Temple they would call Bell County their home and would raise a family of 3 boys. Fern and Richard enjoyed 67 years together until Richard passed away in 2015. They had an RV after retirement and enjoyed traveling to destinations throughout the United States. Fern was an avid bowler in her younger years with a ladies bowling league and was even named Texas Ladies Bowler of the Year one time. Fern loved to spend time with her family and still cooked for all the family Christmas get-togethers until she was well into her 90’s. When not in the kitchen cooking, you were sure to find her enjoying her arts and crafts or sitting in front of the television enjoying an afternoon of NASCAR racing which she was an avid fan of. Fern will leave a legacy of love and devotion to her family for all those that knew her for generations to come. Fern is preceded in death by her husband Richard, her parents Pat and Hopie and 1 sister Bobbie Havins. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her 3 sons Loyd Ellason, Ron Norman and Derrell Norman all of Temple as well as 4 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. A graveside memorial service will be held at Greathouse Cemetery. The service date and time are yet to be announced. Hewett-Arney Funeral Home of Temple is entrusted with the arrangements. To send flowers to the family of Winnie Fern Norman (Waldrop), please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store. Order Flowers Afficher cette page en : Français Traduire Désactiver pour : Anglais Options ▼
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Winnie Fern Norman Waldrop 1922 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Temple, state: Texas