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Norma W Thompson
September 9, 1934 ~ October 24, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Norma was born on September 9, 1934 in Baltimore, Maryland to John and Ida Wojciechowski. Her brother passed away very young, but she had her dear sister and friend, Lois, growing up. Norma enjoyed life near the Chesapeake Bay and loved the Orioles and eating crab!
Norma attended the University of Maryland and graduated in May 1956 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education. After graduation while working at a summer job in Ocean City, Maryland, she met the love of her life, Jesse. Her friend’s boyfriend introduced them on a blind date and it was a life match - they were married in August 1956. Norma and Jesse were married for 57 years until his passing in 2013. They had five children who Norma loved and of whom she was so proud.
Norma taught grade school in Maryland and California. She loved teaching and continued as a substitute teacher after her third child was born. She also worked with Jesse in several self-owned businesses watching the front desk and helping with finances.
Norma and Jesse moved to California in 1961. They spent many years in San Dimas and San Bernardino, but eventually moved to San Marcos. Jesse had a love for the San Diego area and it made sense to move there when they both retired.
Her father, John, instilled a love of baseball when she was very young that lasted her entire life. She loved the Orioles and the Padres. Norma hated when the World Series was over and would tell everyone that February 14th was important because it was “Pitchers and Catchers report day”!
Norma had many dogs over the years and loved them so much. Her furry, four-legged children. Lola was her last dog and she brought such joy to Norma’s life.
Norma loved the Lord and was very involved in church. In San Dimas, she attended Valley Center Community Church and, most recently, the Lake Church in San Marcos. She cherished all of the lovely people at the Lake Church and appreciated the support they gave her. Norma has so many friends in San Marcos at the Lake Church, at Palomar West and at the Chateau Lake San Marcos. She cherished her friends and was so grateful for their companionship and fellowship.
Norma is preceded by her husband, Jesse, and her father, John, and mother, Ida. Also, by her brother and sister, Lois. She is survived by her children Brad, Bruce, Laurie, John and Lynn and by her grandchildren Meghan, Matthew, Bruce, Lauren, Dain, Bree, Joseph, Michael, Jason and Colin.