Norma Jean Menges, 81, died Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at her home. Born in Oakland, CA, she lived in many different places including Baker County for nine years, Texas and recently Hampton, VA. Norma was formerly the owner and operator of Norma Menges Stables and was also a hospice nurse for 13 years. She lived life to the fullest by traveling to many destinations throughout the world, and also dedicating herself to the caring for people and animals throughout her life.Survivors include daughters Ruth Howard of Springhill, FL. Linda Baca of High Springs, FL and Elizabeth Hiers of Asheflat, AR; son Edward (Debbie) Rulestead of Andrews, TX; granddaughter Shellie (Jonathan) Lundquist of Macclenny, now stationed with the Navy in Virginia; five other grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A service to celebrate Norma’s life was held at 10 am Friday at the Christian Village Community Center in Newport News, VA. The family requests in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to your local hospice organization or animal shelter. Berceuse Funeral and Cremation Traditions in Hampton was in charge of arrangements.