Age 90, of Myrtle Creek, OR, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 30, 2013. Norma was born in Bee, Nebraska, to Oscar and Lydia (Myers) Holloway on February 20, 1923. Norma graduated in 1941 from Naches High School in Naches, Washington. She married Alvin Elwin Green on January 18, 1944, in Vallejo, CA. In 1945, after Alvin’s discharge from the Navy, they moved to Oak Creek, CO, to work on a cattle ranch. Alvin worked as a ranch hand and Norma did all the cooking for the ranch hands on a wood stove. In 1950 they moved to Medford, OR, to be near Norma’s family and to start a new life. In 1955 they moved to Riddle, OR, and lived there until Alvin’s retirement from the Hanna Nickel Mine.
Norma is survived by her daughter, Judy Church of Myrtle Creek, OR; her son, Donald (Cheryl) Green of Laramie, WY; granddaughter, Pamela Pettibone of Myrtle Creek, OR; grandson, Douglas (Jennifer) Church of Tigard, OR; great-grandsons: Brennan Pettibone and Jesse Pettibone; great-granddaughters: Madelyn Pettibone and Natalie Church; her sister, Mildred Golden of Jacksonville, OR.
Alvin and Norma spent several years traveling in their RV around the United States, spending winters in Yuma, AZ, with the other snowbirds until Alvin’s health forced them to settle down in Myrtle Creek, OR, near their daughter, Judy. Alvin passed away June 23, 1996. Norma still had the travel “bug” and was able to go to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Florida, Glacier National Park, and Mount Rushmore. She rode the train to Laramie, WY, to visit her son, Don and to Yuma, AZ to visit her snowbird friends. Norma had many happy memories of camping in the mountains and the coast with her daughter, Judy and great grandson, Brennan. Those memories always brought a big smile to her face.
Norma volunteered several years working at the South Umpqua Food Bank. She was very proud to be a lifetime Rebekah and served as Noble Grand in the Riddle Lodge. Norma was a member of the Methodist Church in Myrtle Creek, OR. Norma loved watching sports on TV, especially the Raiders, Dodgers, and the Trailblazers.
Norma’s family would like to thank Alice, Julie and Carrie for all the loving care they gave our Mom (Grandma) the last few months. She is at peace now and able to go on long walks and ride that bicycle she always wanted to ride. Love you Mom, Grandma!
A memorial for Norma will be held at a later date.