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BRAND, Helen (Coomber)(Norton) 1908-2009

BRAND, NORTON, COOMBER, SHEPHERD, CRAFT, ROSENFELD, CLIFT

Posted By: K.L. Kittleson
Date: 5/29/2013 at 00:16:04

Helen Brand

(December 2, 1908 - April 25, 2009)

Helen Norton Brand, of Decorah, Iowa, died on Saturday, April 25, 2009, at the Barthell Eastern Star Home in Decorah, Iowa, following a short illness. She had recently celebrated her 100th birthday with family members, and friends from Decorah and the Eastern Star Home.

Private family services will be held at a later date. The Schluter - Balik Funeral Home in Decorah is in charge of arrangements.

Helen Norton Brand was born on December 2, 1908, the daughter of Alec and Hazel (Shepherd) Coomber in Los Angeles, California. Helen attended school in Los Angeles, receiving a BA at UCLA in Education. Helen taught school in California and in Oregon. Helen married James C. Norton, Jr. and they were married for forty-eight years, after his death, she married Herb Brand and they were married for twenty-three years. Helen moved to Decorah six years ago to be near her son, Robert. Helen was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, PEO and the San Diego Button Club. Helen always reminded people that "she was a water skier", but she was so much more than that.

Helen is survived by her two sons, Robert (Marianne Craft) Norton, Decorah, Iowa and James C. (Micheline B.) Norton III, Plattsburgh, New York; Six grandchildren: Kurt Craft Norton, La Mesa, Calif., Helen Norton, Boulder, Colorado; Rolf Norton, Seattle, Wash.; Mindy Rosenfeld, Mendocino, Calif.; Sandy Norton, Kona, Hawaii, and James R. Norton IV, Seattle, Wash., along with several great-grandchildren.

Helen was preceded in death by two husbands, James C. Norton, Jr., in September 1977, and Herb Brand in September 2001. One sister, Marjorie Clift and one brother, Robert Coomber.

Source: http://schluterbalikfuneralhome.com/


 

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