Norma was born April 6, 1920 in Palisades, WA to Edwin S. and Cora Hoff Toler. She died May 21, 2016 at the age of 96. She lived over 90 years in Whatcom County, graduating for Mt. Baker High School in 1938.
Norma and Clifford Thomas were married in 1941, and after his death she married Alfred Bruget in 1977. She is preceded in death by Al Bruget, her sister Nadine Hansen and brother Irvin Toler.
Norma is survived by her children Terry (Gina), Dianne Petrie (Ken, deceased) and Suzanne Kirk (Derell), brother Gerald Toler (Christine) and sister-in-law Bonnie Whelan (Bert).
She was the administrative assistant to the Superintendent of Mt. Baker School District from 1952-1972. She also taught the office skills classes to many of the students.
She was an active member of Central Lutheran Church in Bellingham for over 80 years and the last 2 years of Hope Lutheran Church, Lynden. She was a life member of Daughters of Norway. Norma was very skilled in the art of hardanger (Norwegian embroidery) and taught many women the skill.
Memorial service will be held at Hope Lutheran Church, 900 E. Grover St. Lynden on June 11 at 1:00. Private committal at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Everson WA.
- Date & Time: Jun 11, 2016 (No Time)
- Venue: Hope Luthern Church
- Location: 900 E Grover Lynden, WA 98264 - (Get Directions)