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Norma A. Marsh

May 22, 1928 ~ March 16, 2020 (age 91)

Obituary

Norma Aileen Marsh of Kingwood, Texas, formerly of Belmont, died on March 16, 2020.  Beloved daughter of the late Edwin Lewis and Beatrice Evelyn (Caldwell) Marsh.  Norma is survived by her sister Nancy C. (Marsh) Sanderson of Gardner.  In addition to her parents, Norma was predeceased by her brothers, Edwin L. Marsh, Jr. of Belmont and Robert W. Marsh of Southboro, and three sisters, Marion L. (Marsh) Marcott of Santa Rosa, California, Joanne F. (Marsh) Alexander of Holliston, and Beatrice B. "Bebe" (Marsh) Cabeceiras of Kingwood, Texas.

Norma taught elementary school in Town of Belmont for 43 years, from her early twenties until she retired at 65.  For most of that time she was a much beloved 5th grade teacher at the Mary Lee Burbank Elementary School. She never married or had children of her own, but she had many friends and doted on their children along with her countless nieces and nephews and their offspring.

After she retired, she became the primary caregiver for her aging parents, a role which really didn't come naturally to her.  She helped her mother care for her father until his death in 1990, and then went way above and beyond her comfort zone caring for her mother, who died in 1995.

In late 2005, she surprised everyone by moving to Kingwood, Texas, where her sister Bebe (Beatrice) had moved following Hurricane Katrina, both settled near Bebe's daughter Jeanne L. (Cabeceiras) Hoffman and her ever expanding family.  After selling the family home in Belmont, she drove her Cadillac all by herself to Texas at the age of 77.  Without Jeanne's faithful attention, Norma would have been unable to remain in her home until her death (as she very much desired).  In fact, she would have succumbed to a very serious case of pneumonia six years ago without the extraordinary efforts of Jeanne's daughter Heather (Hoffman) Trejo, R.N.  The family extends their heartfelt thanks to Jeanne, her husband Lande, their daughter Heather, and the rest of their extended family for all they have done over the last fourteen plus years to make Norma feel welcome and safe in Texas.

At Norma's request there were no services.  Burial with her parents in Belmont Cemetery was also private.  Mourners are encouraged to contribute to a charity of their own choice in lieu of flowers.

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