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Norma Jean Anderson

Friday, January 7, 2011

Norma Jean Anderson was born on Aug. 17, 1927, in Brazil, Ind., to Joseph and Mildred (Trueblood) Gregg. She died Jan. 4, 2011, in Lawton, Okla., at the age of 83. Burial will take place in Brazil, at a later date.

Norma was raised and attended school in Brazil. On June 9, 1946, after graduating high school, she married her childhood sweetheart, Phillip Anderson, who had just returned home from WWII. They remained in Brazil while Phillip returned to school. They moved to Florida around 1950, where Norma was a wife and mother to their two children, Gregg and Vici, and worked as a secretary/receptionist in a doctor's office.

As her children grew older and required less of her free time, Norma became active in Women Aglow, an international Christian women's group. During this period of time, she also became a "Public Mom" providing guidance, love, meals, or whatever was needed to a number of her daughter's friends over the years.

After their retirement, Norma and Phillip moved to North Carolina where she became active with Birthright International, an organization which provides non-judgmental support to girls and women who are distressed by an unplanned pregnancy.

She eventually became a chapter president with this organization. As they grew older, Norma and Phillip decided they would move closer to their children, and decided Lawton would be the best location because of Gregg's recent marriage and move here. Norma enjoyed sewing and needle work, dancing, involvement in church activities, cooking marvelous meals for her family, watching figure skating and her cat Savana.

Best known as "Mom" to many, she was a true example of the saying, "To know her, was to love her."

Norma was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 64 years Phillip, and three brothers Robert, Joe, and Dale Gregg.

She is survived by one son Gregg Anderson and his wife Melissa, Lawton, Okla., and a daughter Vici Annett and husband Jon, Roseville, Mich. Survivors also include several nieces and nephews.

Norma's online guestbook may be signed and condolences sent by visiting www.whineryhuddleston.com.