|Birth: ||Apr. 9, 1932|
|Death: ||Jul. 7, 2012|
Norma Jean Crawford, 80, of Huntington, died July 7, 2012, at her son's home in San Diego.
There will be a celebration of her life at 5 p.m. PDT Saturday at the Huntington Veterans of Foreign Wars hall.
A sunset graveside ceremony will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Huntington Cemetery.
Norma Jean Unruh was born on April 3, 1932, at Montezuma, Kan., to Tobias and Viola Nightengale Unruh. She graduated from high school and served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1951 when she received an honorable discharge.
Norma was one of the first women hired as a weigh master by the Oregon Department of Transportation. She was the first woman to receive truck inspection certification (CVA certification) and was the first woman to be promoted to the position of senior weigh master. She retired from that job in 1994.
Norma moved to Huntington in 1979 and had lived there since. During her tenure at Huntington, Norma worked for the Oregon Department of Transportation at the Farewell Bend Port of Entry. She also owned and managed Grady's tavern for a number of years as well as participated in the Huntington City Council and other civic activities.
Norma had many hobbies, including stamp and coin collecting, sewing, cooking, and gardening, to name a few. Norma took joy in lending a helping hand to those in need and often shared her home and hospitality to others.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Lois Crawford of San Diego, and her son, Russ Crawford of Creswell; and seven grandchildren, Spencer, Holly, and Ethan of Eugene, Roxanne and Cody of San Diego and Andrew and Amariah of Brevard, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her son, Rob Crawford.
Memorial contributions may be made to Best Friends of Baker City through Gray's West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.
A Path Less Traveled
Old Oregon Trail Cemetery
Created by: Halla Graves
Record added: Apr 02, 2013
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