Norma was born November 19, 1928 at Kimball, South Dakota to Frederick E. and Bessie (Trickey) Wannamaker. She grew up, attended school, and graduated from high school at Kimball. She then enrolled at the Methodist Teaching Hospital at Mitchell, SD, graduating as a registered nurse in 1950. She worked until her marriage to Albert Duncan Fraser, Jr. in Kimball in 1952.
They moved to southern California where she worked as a nurse in a State Hospital. Following Mr. Fraser’s untimely death in 1960, in 1964 she and the family moved to Ukiah, CA where she continued to work nursing. In 1972 she moved to Chinook, MT and worked in a nursing home there until her retirement in the mid 1980’s. She later moved to Moscow to be near family. Over the years, Norma was active in the Order of Eastern Star, both in California and Montana. She especially enjoyed spending time with family.
Surviving are her daughter, Kathy Fraser of Moscow and a son, Allen B. (Ramona) Fraser of Lewiston, a sister, Rovilla Will of Kimball, SD and two brothers, Silas (Mary) Wannamaker of Olivet, SD and Frederick E. (Marjorie) Wannamaker of Red Bluff, CA.
In addition to her husband, Norma was also preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Bernice Cummins and a brother, Duane Wannamaker.
At her request, there will be no formal service. The family suggests that memorials be made to Habitat for Humanity, 306 North Main St., Moscow, ID 83843 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belford Rd., Ste. 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Short’s Funeral Chapel, Moscow, and online condolences may be sent to www.shortsfuneralchapel.net.