Norma Lee Mann was born in Grandview Missouri on December 28, 1937, to Ruth (Downs) and Claude Hilton. The next spring the family moved to Phoenix Arizona and stayed for nine years. From there the family moved west and eventually settled in Meridian Idaho. Norma graduated from Meridian High School in 1955.
Norma met her future husband, Wally Mann, on a blind date that was set up by mutual friends. It was love at first sight! They married shortly after at the Eagle Baptist Church. In 2015, they celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary.
Norma’s work experience was mostly in bookkeeping in a medical setting. However, when her children were young she worked at Union Farm And Garden, it was quite a Saturday morning treat to go to the store and talk with the parrots Amos and Andy, those two birds had a lot to say to those three youngsters.
Norma, just like her lifetime partner Wally, loved the outdoors. Camping at the ‘Family Lot’ was a huge part of their lives. There will always be treasured memories of family and friends that gathered at the lot to enjoy great food, campfires, s’mores and storytelling.
Norma is preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Ruth Hilton; her brother, Lester Hilton; her husband, Wally Mann; and her eldest son, Dana Mann. Surviving family members are, Anita (and Darnal Alexander); Craig (and Kim Mann); daughter-in-law (Dana) Laurie Mann; six grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her sister, Beverly (and Gary Coonse), and her sister-in-law, JoAnn McGowan.Norma was a member of Columbia Heights Baptist Church. She enjoyed working with the quilting ladies and helping with VBS kids. She is loved and will be missed by many. A memorial service will be held on August 20, 2022 at 11:00 am at Bowman Funeral Parlor located at 10254 W. Carlton Bay Garden City, Idaho 83714