Norma Lee (Forehand) Turner
Norma Lee (Forehand) Turner, 88, of Catalina, Ariz., passed away on Sept.18, 2018. She was born on May 24, 1930 in Chillicothe, Texas to CD and Reba Forehand. Norma was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 52 years Jack Turner, her parents, brothers Chesley and Jimmie Forehand, and sister Emily Cooke. She is survived by her daughters; Nancy (Chuck) Vaughn, Lisa (Bill) Herman, Mary (Rick) Wingfield; eight grandchildren, and eighteen great grandchildren, brother Foy (Beth) Forehand, and sisters Ann (Billy) Huse and Faith (Mac) Salfen. She was a beloved and cherished aunt to her nieces and nephews.
Norma loved God, Jesus, her family, Texas, Arizona Wildcats sports and football in particular. She was a fan of all kinds of music, and loved to dance and sing. If you asked her what her favorite day was she would tell you “The Lord’s Day.” In her life she resided in Texas, Florida, Georgia, and Arizona. She also accompanied her husband to overseas assignments in Japan and the Philippines.
She loved to go places, meet people, and have good conversations. She had some incredible experiences and met some amazing people in her life. One of her most memorable experiences was protecting Troy Aikman during the 1998 Super Bowl. As loyal Dallas Cowboy fans, she and Jack would spend vacations at training camp where they became friends with many coaches and players. Jack and Norma were well known in the Arizona Wildcats Sports community as #1 fans and enthusiasts. No one had the “Bear Down” spirit more than her.
One of the most important parts of her life, outside of family, was her deep and abiding faith in God, and as a believer in Jesus Christ. She looked forward to the time she would see her Saviour face to face.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 at 11 a.m., at Vistoso Funeral Home with a visitation starting at 10 a.m. Interment will be at the Veterans National Memorial Cemetery, Phoenix, Arizona. Donations may be made to the Casa de la Luz Hospice Foundation (www.casafoundation.com). To share a memory or to leave a condolence please visit her online guestbook at www.VistosoFH.com. Vistoso Funeral Home 520-544-2285