Norma Claire Taylor
Peters, 86, died Thursday, May 10, at her home in Sublimity
surrounded by her family. She was born and grew up in
Bonesteel, South Dakota, and married her husband Paul Peters
there on June 9, 1956. The couple moved to Sweet Home in 1967
and then to Sublimity in 2014.
Norma always valued
education, beginning as a country school teacher near
Bonesteel becoming a third grade teacher in Huron. After her
own children started school, Norma worked as a teacher’s
aide in Sweet Home for 18 years, where she worked with hearing
impaired children. She was an avid reader and literacy
Norma was a member
of St. Helen Catholic Church in Sweet Home and served the
parish in many different ways. She later attended St. Boniface Catholic Church in Sublimity.
She was a longtime member of PEO.
crossword puzzles, and arts and crafts, including painting,
hand building clay figurines, and making ceramics and stained
Norma was preceded
in death by her parents, Paul and Nora Taylor, brother Robert
Taylor and sisters Jean Taylor Nelson and Marjorie Taylor
Norma is survived by
her husband, Paul of Sublimity; children Maureen Peters (Tonia
Moxley) of Christianburg, Virginia, Michelle Peters (Misty
Rivers) of Eugene, Matthew (Judy) Peters of Lebanon, Nora
(Bill) Ross of Redmond, Michael (Dana) Peters of Stayton,
David (Theresa) Peters of The Dalles and Patrick Peters of
Ashland; eight grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.
Rosary will be held
on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:30 a.m., followed by Mass of
Christian burial at 11 a.m. both at St. Boniface Catholic
Church with interment to follow in St. Boniface Cemetery.
Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Friends of the
Sweet Home Public Library PO BOX 791 Sweet Home, OR 97386 or
the St. Helen Women’s Club 815 Fifth Avenue Sweet Home, OR
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton, is serving the family.