Norma Jean Opsahl of Enumclaw, Washington passed away on April 25, 2019. Born on May 6,1929, she was just eleven days shy of her 90th birthday.
Norma grew up in Newhalem, Washington with parents Maude and George Moorman and two brothers, George and Bob.
The story of how Norma met her husband is like a chapter from a fairytale. Norma broke her leg while skiing and Allan Opsahl rescued Norma and drove her to the hospital. The rest is history. The pair were married in September of 1953 and enjoyed 36 great years together before Allan passed. Norma never remarried and after 29 years without her husband, we are comforted knowing she is finally reunited with the love of her life.
Norma’s imprint on this world included four sons, one daughter, thirteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Family was everything to Norma and she experienced no greater joy than spending time with her loved ones. Norma exuded the purest example of unconditional love and loyalty.
Norma is best remembered by her feisty spirit and quick wit. She loved a good joke and sharing many amusing sayings and catchphrases. She was a thoughtful and generous person who possessed a genuine interest in different people, cultures and religions. Norma always found something unique to celebrate about a person. Striking up conversations with others was something that came easy to her and that she truly enjoyed.
Norma described herself as a spiritual person and appreciated different teachings from various religions. She was well versed in Christianity; Native American spirituality and she highly valued the balance and gifts of Mother Nature.
A celebration of life for Norma will take place on June 15, 2019 at The Claw in Enumclaw, Washington from 4 – 7 pm. We will honor and celebrate her life with our fondest memories, favorite pictures, and commune over food and drink. We ask that in lieu of flowers you may consider donating in Norma’s honor to one of the following causes that were near and dear to her:
• King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSARC) – Norma used to volunteer for Seattle Rape Relief, which closed in 1999. KCSARC took over after Rape Relief’s closure. https://donate.kcsarc.org
• Wolf Haven International – https://wolfhaven.org
• The National Rifle Association – https://nra.org