On January 26, 2012, with a heavy heart and tear filled eyes we said goodbye to our beloved Norma, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. The youngest and last to get her angel wings, of five children was born on October 14, 1934, in Tampa, Fla., to Spanish emigrants Domingo and Delores Chao.
In May of 1956, Norma met the love of her life, Darrell Warner, who was stationed at MacDill Air Force Base, and married him just three months later. In 1968, after several moves and with two daughters and two sons added to their family, they ended up in Central Point, Ore., which Norma and Darrell referred to as "God's Country".
Norma was and will always be the Matriarch of our family. She loved life, being with her family, having fun with friends, laughing, fishing, camping, bingo, garage sales, playing gin rummy and a good practical joke. One of her favorites was to wad up a small ball of thread and secretly dangle it on your shoulder during a scary movie...priceless. She never tired of this.
With her daughter, Debbie holding a 24-hour vigil at her side, and after a long battle with varied ailments, Norma has found her peace and will join her many family members and friends who have preceded her in this continuing journey.
Norma touched the lives of many people with her smile and generosity, and maintained her trademark sense of humor all the way to the end.
Norma will forever be remembered by her loving husband of 55 years, Darrell Warner Sr.; devoted children, Debbie (Jerry) Thomas, Cindy (Chip) Weinert, Darrell Jr. (Neisha) Warner and Roger (Trina) Warner; beloved grandchildren, Bridget, Denise, Christopher, Brandon, Logan, Tianna, Jeremy, Chantel, and Crystal; and cherished great-grandchildren, Dominic, Mikey, Ryan, Destiny, Gracie, Naomi and Dylan. Along with countless other friends and family whom were blessed to know her.
Norma has requested no funeral services. The family will have a private gathering.
Remembrance donations in her name may be sent to the wonderful people who gave such great care and assistance to Norma in her time of need at Asante Health Hospice, 2960 Doctors Park Drive, Medford, OR, (541) 789-5005.
We would also like to thank Dr. Steven Nelson and his staff for their overwhelming, kindhearted, and caring devotion they gave to Norma over the past years. She thought the world of them.