|Birth: ||Aug. 24, 1925|
|Death: ||Jun. 5, 2012|
Noma Mahala Troutman Stewart, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, joined her Lord & Savior on Tuesday, June 5, 2012. An informal memorial service is planned for Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 1:00 pm at Christian Church of Midland with Jim O'Banion officiating. A reception to celebrate her life with friends and family is scheduled for immediately afterwards in the fellowship hall.
Noma was born August 24, 1925 in Independence Twp., Montgomery Co., Kansas to Walter Forest Troutman and Laurel Grace Hanks. She grew up in rural Independence and attended public schools of Montgomery County and graduated from Independence High School in 1943.
After High School, Noma became betrothed to David Wendell Stewart from rural Independence who served in the European Amphitheatre during World War II until discharged in 1945. Sgt. Stewart married his sweetheart Noma Mahala Troutman of Independence, KS on January 6, 1946.
The couple moved to Hobbs, NM in 1952, raised two children and actively participated in Church and their children's activities. Noma retired from New Mexico Electric in 1984 after 21 years of service. After retiring, Noma and Dave motor homed all over the United States for several years eventually moving full time to Harlingen, TX where they enjoyed 20+ years of retirement.
An active member of First Christian Church in Hobbs, Noma sang in the choir, served in various capacities, and supported the Guadalupe Christian Camp with a passion. Her other hobbies included traveling in US and abroad, square and line dancing, roller skating, antiquing, singing and performing in various musical groups and taking care of her family. Always smiling, this sweet soul never met a stranger and was a joy to be around.
Noma is preceded in death by her husband, parents, and siblings. She is survived by her son, David Ross and his wife Beth of Midland; daughter Dana L. Stewart of Westbrook, TX and three grandchildren; Jessica Stewart of Midland, Daley Laurel Seeker of Dallas, TX, and William Kutter Stewart-Armstead of Westbrook.
The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to all the staff and caregivers at Legacy Ranch and Compass Hospice. Your kindness and love shown to Noma will be remembered and was so appreciated.
Memorials may be sent to the Guadalupe Christian Camp, 56 Christian Camp Rd., Queens Route, Carlsbad, NM 88220.
Walter Forest Troutman (1881 - 1970)
Laurel Grace Hanks Troutman (1884 - 1957)
David Wendell Stewart (1921 - 2010)
Created by: Anonymous Child
Record added: Jun 08, 2012
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