Norma Mae Lewis

Norma Lewis Current

Norma Mae Stone Lewis, a long-time resident of Moscow, died April 22, 2016 in Seattle where she has resided the last six years. Norma was born in Crookston, Minnesota on May 1st, 1926, the second of four daughters of Alice and Walter Stone. She graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1948 and was a hospital dietician in Maryland, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania before moving to Moscow in 1955 to take a dietician job at Willis Sweet Hall on the UI campus. It was in Moscow that she met Glenn C. Lewis, and the couple was married in Crookston on November 24, 1956. Norma and Glenn had Reed, Ann, and Amy, who joined the three older children Wallace, Rand, and Camille from Glenn’s previous marriage.Norma Lewis Younger

It is safe to say that Norma was exceptionally active in the community. She was an ardent supporter of the First Presbyterian Church, and was one of the founders of the “Meals on Wheels” program in Moscow. She served on the Moscow Planning and Zoning Commission and was a member of numerous organizations, including the Mokepahreca Club, Ladies Ag Club, PEO, and Campfire Girls.  Norma and her family took part in many travels, including a yearly pilgrimage to her mother’s home in Minnesota. Summer trips to Priest Lake were also a family tradition.

Norma will be remembered for her remarkable optimism, caring nature, and easy smile.

Norma’s husband Glenn preceded her in death in 2009. Norma is survived by all the children, as well as 10 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and her sister Margaret (Fred) Harris.

Donations may be made in memory of Norma to Food LifeLine ( or donor’s choice. A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, May 6, at the First Presbyterian Church in Moscow.  A private graveside service will be held at the Moscow Cemetery prior to the service.

5 Responses to Norma Mae Lewis

  1. Ann Catt says:

    Norma will be sorely missed! She was such a faithful volunteer for the Latah County Historical Society. Her smile and willingness were always a high spot in my days. Rest in peace dear lady. I hope you and Phyllis are catching up on all the gossip

  2. Chris Carson says:

    Mrs. Lewis (what I always called her) was a wonderful lady. I remember her from school events, Camp Fire and the Presbyterian Church (my mom taught in the day school there).
    She was what I think we all aspire to be, kind, smart, funny, intelligent and always very caring.
    Truly a life well lived.

  3. Genie Casey says:

    Your mother was a lovely lady…always smiling and a great sense of humor. With sympathy, Genie Casey, Chapter BH Sister

  4. Connie Hall says:

    Norma was such a loyal and loving friend. She was an amazing cook and I can remember that people were always asking for her recipes whenever she took a dish to a potluck. Her dedication, care and love of Glenn was a great example of two souls who shared a love of life and a great sense of humor and always honored each other’s opinion. I use to think that it was love complete to see the two of them look at each other. I will miss her, but it was a life well lived and I celebrate the fact that I got to call her my friend.

  5. Anita Gridley Falen says:

    Sincere condolences to all of Norma’s family. I knew Norma through Glenn at the UI-Soil Science Department and the Fosberg’s. I went to work at the UI in 1970 for Maynard Fosberg and learned quickly that the Lewis’s and Fosberg’s were special folks. I heard the stories of Norma and Margaret throughout the years. Also I was on hand when they came dressed in Halloween costumes several Halloween days at work. They were inspirational ladies. They were quite the pair of ambitious woman supporting their soil husbands as well as community endeavors. They enjoyed get together’s and parties while supporting each event with lots of heart. Norma and Margaret are probably starting up some bridge club in heaven and watching over all of us. I truly was honored to know Norma, Glenn, Margaret and Maynard. They are great role models and I will never forget their caring and conscientious ways. They always had time for everyone no matter where you saw them. They do not make this vintage much any more, so I know you are proud of your mother. Thanks for sharing her with all of us over the years.

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