On September 8, 2016, Norma L. Schmitt passed away at the age of 90 in Las Vegas, NV.
She was born in 1926 , in Louisville , KY, to James and Mae DePoyster. She grew up in Denver, CO, where she met her husband, Warren Schmitt at Lowry AFB where she worked as a secretary. They were married in 1946 and settled in Pittsburgh, PA, for many years.
In 1964, they moved their family to Claremont, NH, and eventually purchased Stevens Greenhouse in 1970, renaming it Colonial Florist, where Norma became the bookkeeper for the flower shop. Warren and she moved to Grand Jct., CO, after the sale of the flower shop where they enjoyed retirement until Warren passed in 1986.
She liked bowling, crocheting knitting and sewing until her arthritis became too severe. For years, she never had a driver’s license, but once that changed, you couldn’t keep her off the road. Many times she would drive from Grand Junction Co. to Vegas by herself! She was still taking herself around town at the time of her passing.
Norma moved to Las Vegas in 1987 and maintained her own home until 2009 when she sold it to move to a casita at Nee’s home. She enjoyed gambling, watching “her shows”, and eating her nightly ice cream at 9 pm! At dusk, she watched all the birds coming to roost in the trees and would give a nightly report of how many were there! She liked being called “crazy old bird” by her family and especially enjoyed being Grammie to our dogs , Mr. Man and Mr. Poo.
She is survived by her children, Anita and Brian Delaney, David and Debbie Schmitt of Las Vegas, Jan and Art Thompson of Grand Junction, and Donald Schmitt. She had five grandchildren, Vicki, Troy, Grace, Bailey, Becky, and great granddaughter Stacy. Her sister Lurania, in Idaho , and siblings Kenneth, Dennis, and Kathy in Denver along with several nieces and nephews.
There will be no services. Her cremains will be brought to N.H. at a later date to be joined with her husband Warren in Union Cemetery.
Give Nickel man a hug , you crazy old bird! We love you!
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