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.
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 (www.foodlifeline.org) 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.