Norma Dream Port Henry, 92, passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 4, 2021 in La Quinta, Calif., surrounded by her loving husband, Richard A. Henry, and her children.
She was born April 16, 1929 to Horace W. and Lora E. Port in Seattle, Wash. Norma graduated from Queen Ann High School in 1947. She went on to Washington State University and graduated in 1952 with a bachelor’s degree in education.
Norma taught first grade for over 30 years in Washington. She especially loved teaching her young students to read and providing them with a strong foundation she knew they would take with them wherever they went.
Norma lived most of her life in the Pacific Northwest. She especially enjoyed being near the saltwater of her beloved Puget Sound. She also had a particular love for Alaska where she enjoyed many summers. Norma loved bowling, golf and weekly visits to the casino. She and her husband Dick traveled extensively in their motorhome and spent many happy years enjoying the retired life with their friends at Middlefield Estates in Cottage Grove.
Norma is survived by her caring husband Richard A. Henry; three children Kathy Lynn Hewett of Scottsdale, Ariz., James Marshall Head (Cheri) of La Quinta and Diane Lorraine Lluellyn (Russell) of Bandon; and six grandchildren Christopher B. Hewett (Joanna), Timothy V. Hewett (Maria), Scott L. Head, James R. Head, Jessica N. Scarbrough (David) and Kali M. Lemon.
A graveside memorial was held on May 14 at Bow Cemetery.