Norma Jean Hendrie
January 4, 1930 - July 4, 2016
Gaining her independence from Alzheimer's, Norma Jean Hendrie departed this life July 4, 2016 amid fireworks displays and on the evening breeze.
Born January 4, 1930 to George and Dorothy Larsen she was raised in Portland Oregon by her extended multi generational family. She attended Fernwood Grammar School and was a Grant High General. Norma attended OSU as a Home Ec major and member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. In Corvallis she met and in 1950 married Richard L Hendrie.
Norma was a homemaker active in the Salem community while raising four children and being a care taker to many. She shared her time and commitment with school and church activities, the Salem Assistance League and many charitable organizations.
Elated for her promised reward and grieving their significant loss, Norma is survived by her husband of 65 years, her four children, Becky Alan Gahlsdorf, Dick Gayle Hendrie, Sally Jo Jim Edmonds, and Tom Elizabeth Hendrie; grandchildren Chris Katy, Eric Natalie Gahlsdorf , Andrew and Lauren Hendrie, Sarah, Erin and and Emma Edmonds, Anna KenErnst; her dear cousins, Kristina Larsen and Karen Bruce Brittsan; her sister in law Joanne Panian; her 2.5 great grandchildren and a large loving extended family.
Special thanks for excellent care to the fabulous staff at Rosewood Court and for all the extraordinary services from Serenity Hospice.
Memorial services 2 pm, Monday, July 11, 2016 at First Presbyterian Church, 770 Chemeketa St NE, Salem, OR 97301. Donations in lieu of flowers can be directed to ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION, PO Box 96011
Washington, DC 20090-6011. alz.org