Norma Wolfer Turner

Obituary of Norma Jean Wolfer Turner

Norma Jean Wolfer Turner of Eugene, Oregon, passed away on February 27, 2022, from ALS.

Norma was born on April 25, 1948, to Virgil and Vera Wolfer, in Roseburg, Oregon. She grew up in Canyonville as one of eight children.  She married Joseph D. Turner on August 1, 1969, in Roseburg. They lived in various places in Oregon before settling in Eugene.

Norma worked as a hair stylist and in retail for JC Penny. Her greatest joy and accomplishment came from her pursuits in art, gardening, and making a home for herself and Joe. She was a gifted painter and wood carver. Norma had an amazing rose garden; she knew each one by name. She enjoyed sharing her flowers with others. Her bouquets were often accompanied by one of her creative stories. Norma lamented that she would miss writing the creative stories that often accompanied her yearly Christmas cards. Norma enjoyed researching her family's genealogy and recounting the stories that had been passed down to her.

Norma will be remembered for her quick wit, sassy disposition, and opinionated nature.

Norma was preceded in death by her beloved husband Joe in 2017, and her siblings Mary, Charles, Daniel, and Harry.

Norma is survived by her sisters Wilma Lousinot and Donna Luccetti of Canyonville, and LaVerne Wolfer of Hayward, CA, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

No service is planned. Interment will be at the Canyonville Pioneer Cemetery. Donations can be made to The ALS Association Oregon and SW Washington Chapter.

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