Norma Claire (Glessner) Walker, 86. Norma 'Nonnie' left behind her bad legs, lungs and oxygen tank for a better life on Aug. 24, 2010. Nonnie and her twin sister, Roberta, were born on April 20, 1924, on Easter Sunday, to Hy and Lois Glessner, in Bemidji, Minnesota. She is preceded in death by her parents; twin sister; brother, John; and grandson, David Bos. Left to mourn and celebrate her new freedom are her daughters, Barbara 'Bos' (Rex) Kohl of Pueblo West and Deborah (Conrad) Schiebout of New Hampshire; sister, Judy Shepard and friend, Bob of Michigan; special sister-in-law, Beverly and husband James Ulness. Nonnie leaves behind grandchildren, Steven (Tammy) Bos, Angela (Dave) Whitlock, Ryan (Emily) Schiebout, Shaun Kohl, Kelly(Sheri) Kohl; along with 11 great-grandchildren; and seven nieces and nephews. Nonnie grew up in Minnesota, attended a nursing school at the University of Minnesota, joined the US Marine Corps during WWII and after discharge became a TWA stewardess. In 1956, she and her girls moved to North Dakota and Iowa where Nonnie was a bank teller, bookkeeper and ward clerk until her retirement. In 1988, she moved to Pueblo to be near her daughter. She volunteered for VOCO, SAC, Transportation committee, SET and in the Veterans service office. Nonnie was diagnosed with COPD in 1990, and was recognized by her oxygen tank which she always decorated for the season or holiday. When she needed a walker, she always had a seasonal beanie baby animal sitting on the seat of her cart a 'co-pilot!' Because of Citilift, she could eat and socialize at her favorite places. She will be missed by many. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans' Ritual Team at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors followed by an informal celebration of Nonnie's life. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Pueblo Small Animal Clinic or PAWS through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Ben’s favorite verse for your comfort:
    For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
    Jeremiah 29:11

    Always in our Prayers

  2. Our prayers are with you. Regina will miss the sock Monkey, 🙂
    Your heart can be empty because you can’t see your Mom,
    or you can be full of the love that you shared,
    You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
    or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
    Be texting you soon XXOO

  3. Aunt Nonnie always listened so well and never forgot a birthday or anniversary. She went out of her way to make the rest of us feel better on any given occasion. God has scooped her up and hugged her, no doubt thanking her for making His job easier! Roberta & Bill Johnson, Moorhead, MN

  4. I MET NORMA AT DILLARD’S ON A TUESDAY. AFTER TALKING TO HER, I LOOKED FORWARD TO TUESDAYS AT DILLARD’S FOR BREAKFAST. SHE WOULD HAVE LUNCH. HER FAVORITE SOUP WAS POTATO SOUP. I TOOK HER SOME THE FIRST TIME THAT SHE STOPPED COMING OUT. SHE WAS SO HAPPY TO GET SOME. I REALLY ENJOYED HEARING ABOUT HER LIFE AND I REALLY MISS OUR CHATS. MY CONDOLENCES TO YOUR FAMILY. I WAS BLESSED TO HAVE MET NORMA.

    SINCERELY,
    RITA FRANKLIN

  5. I know Norma from SRDA. She was such a joy to visit with and I enjoyed seeing how she decorated her oxygen tank. She always had a smile on her face and a kind word for everyone. I will miss her.

  6. Aunt Nonnie was a very special lady. She never missed an opportunity to spread joy to others. She never missed an opportunity to keep in touch with family, sending cards for every notable occasion. I will miss seeing envelopes hand-addressed by her in my mailbox. Love and hugs through the miles to the rest of the family.

  7. I treasure those times with Nannie and Barb in Pueblo when we would pass through there to and from Arizona and Fargo. The many pictures, and laughter were a bright spot for me. I had hoped that we would see her at least one more time this Fall.

  8. Your mother was a very special lady, I enjoyed talking to her when she used our citi-lift service. We have missed her so much her warm smile and her laugh. I send my condolences to the family.

  9. Dear Debbie and Barb,
    So glad your families are near you at this time. Hope your memories of your mother’s life and all she gave to you will sustain you in the weeks ahead.
    God bless you. Rev 21:1-4
    Love,
    Lucy Strawbridge

  10. Debbie, Barb, and families, please know you’re in our thoughts and prayers. Your mom was quite the special lady. She’s at peace and pain free now. She’ll always be with you. Treasure your special memories. Love, Karen and Dean

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