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Norma Jean Holdaas

August 18, 1929 April 29, 2019
Norma Jean Holdaas
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Obituary for Norma Jean Holdaas

Norma Jean Holdaas was born August 18, 1929 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and on April 29, 2019 passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior at Guardian Angel Homes in Liberty Lake, Washington at the age of 89. She is predeceased by her parents, Rubye (Wylie) Capato and Turner Davis. Also preceding her in death were her son, Terry Smith; step-daughter, Melinda Holdaas-Lovell; and her husbands, William Smith, Webb Minch and Melvin Holdaas and several cousins.
Norma spent her younger years in the Huetter, Idaho area where many of her relatives also resided. As an adult she worked in various office positions the last as Vice President of Sales for Unique Zipper Company in Seattle, Washington. In this position she traveled extensively in the United States setting up new offices and hiring new personnel. She enjoyed a good game of cards, bowling and in retirement took up golf. She had the distinction of hitting the floating green while playing the Coeur D’Alene golf course. For many years she and Mel had a second home in Sun Lakes, Arizona where they spent the winter months golfing.
Norma was a long time member of the Lutheran church and was also a Lady Lion serving as president of the Lady Lions in Post Falls. She had sparkling big blue eyes and was always immaculately dressed for any occasion. She was a caring, vibrant, witty, strong-willed, independent woman and carried these traits to the end.
Norma is survived by her son, Marc Minch of Coeur d’Alene, granddaughter, Jeannette Lovell-Silva; grandson, Byron Lovell and two great grandchildren. She is also survived by cousins, Leif Hovland, Pat Wiley, Anice Snyder and Bette Morris, and longtime friend Elizabeth Lind.

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2:00 PM 5/10/2019 2:00:00 PM
Yates Funeral Homes & Cremation - Coeur d'Alene Chapel

744 N 4th Street
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Yates Funeral Homes & Cremation - Coeur d'Alene Chapel
744 N 4th Street Coeur d'Alene 83814 ID
United States

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Forest Cemetery Final Resting Place

Government Way
Coeur d' Alene, ID 83814

Government Way Coeur d' Alene 83814 ID
United States

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