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Norma Jean Cooke Blanchard
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Birth: Sep. 26, 1940
Death: Apr. 22, 2008

Norma Jean Cooke Blanchard

Hickory, N.C. - Norma Jean Cooke Blanchard, 67, of Hickory, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at Catawba Valley Medical Center.

Born Sept. 26, 1940, in Catawba County, she was the daughter of the late Ray B. and Polly Miller Cooke.

She was active in the American Cancer Society, Bible Study Fellowship and founded the Compassionate Friends Organization.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Martha Rae Drum, and a brother, Steven R. Cooke.

She is survived by a son, Michael Drum and wife, Denise, of Hickory; a daughter, Kathy D. Triplett and husband, Kenny, of Hudson; granddaughters, Marie Martha Drum and Danielle Ashley Drum, both of Hickory, and Kenley Rae Triplett of Hudson; a sister, Renee Cooke Biggs of Hickory; a niece, Jana B. Abee of Hickory; a nephew, Kevin M. Biggs and wife, Melissa, of Conover; and a great-niece, Myla Biggs of Conover.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today, Friday, April 25, 2008, in the chapel at Bass-Smith Funeral Home, with the Rev. Doug Howell officiating.

Burial will follow in Catawba Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m., one hour prior to the service, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Bible Study Fellowship, Member BSF International, 19001 Huevner Road, San Antonio, Texas 78258.

Bass-Smith Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family of Norma Jean Cooke Blanchard.

Family links: 
  Ray Brittain Cooke (1919 - 1961)
  Ethel Pauline Miller Cooke (1922 - 1965)
  Martha Rae Drum (1961 - 1978)*
  Norma Jean Cooke Blanchard (1940 - 2008)
  Steven Ray Cooke (1948 - 1984)*
*Calculated relationship
Catawba Memorial Park
Catawba County
North Carolina, USA
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Record added: Apr 25, 2008
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I just stopped by the SAS and saw the news of Jeans passing. I am so sorry to hear this. Jean was a true lady, friend and genuine spirit. She offered so much support and is one of the main reason I am still smokefree after a little over 4 years. I will al...(Read more)
- Ginabobina
 Added: Oct. 18, 2009
Just stopped by SAS today...not much happening there, it was never the same without you. There is still a whole bunch of us though Mz. Jean that are still living free today because of you. Funny, I'm sitting here crying, missing someone I never laid eyes...(Read more)
- Mothergoose (Connie)
 Added: Sep. 26, 2009
From Baddog to Moonbug -----Dear Mz. Jean,I too think of you often, and thank you for the part you played in helping me save my life. I am still smoke free and will never let you down. Till we meet again, thanks for your friendship.Julie
- Julie
 Added: Jul. 14, 2009
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