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Norma L. (Housman) Holland, 92, of Youngstown, NY, passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, in the presence of her loving family, at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital. Born on January 12, 1926 in West Chester, PA, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Verna (Dewees) Housman.
Norma came to Niagara Falls as a child with her family and graduated from Niagara Falls High School in 1945. She proudly served in the United States Navy, as the first Wave Station Keeper, until her honorable discharge on April 18, 1953. Norma was employed as a secretary for both Carborundum and Nabisco. She was the oldest member of the LDS Church and for over 50 years enjoyed genealogy.
Norma is survived by children, Douglas (Connie) Holland and Debra Targon; grandchildren, Dawn Jowett, Michael Targon, Amanda (John) Jacobs, Jr., Jeffrey Lentz, Tina Shugarts, John (Nicole) Shugarts, Tammy Shugarts and Mary Shugarts; great-grandchildren, Madeline, Matthew, Gabrielle, Alexzander, Zachary, Trevor, Andon, Tyler, Caleb, Alyssa, Sara, Lily, Sandra and C.J.; her brother, John (late Jeannette) Housman and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Vee Housman.
Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral service, concluding with Military Honors, on Sunday, July 29th at 1:00 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Scovell Drive in Lewiston, with a luncheon to follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made to Conquer Chiari (www.conquerchiari.org, go to sponsor walker then Buffalo NY and under name-Amanda Jacobs).
Arrangements are under the direction of Michael R. Goodlander of OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME. Please visit www.goodlandercares.com to leave your sympathies with Norma’s family.
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