Baker City, Oregon
Norma L. Ash, 69, a longtime Baker City resident, died Sept. 17, 2004, at her home after a courageous battle with lung cancer.
Her funeral was at 11 a.m. today at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Family friend Sally Farmer officiated.
There was a reception afterward to share a meal and memories with the family at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall.
Vault interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Hermiston Cemetery.
Norma married Billy Joe Ash on May 14, 1952, at Richland, Wash. They had three children.
Norma enjoyed camping, fishing and raising her family. In Norma’s later years, she spent time with her companion, Charlie Bishop. They traveled, spent time with family and enjoyed many hours playing cards.
Survivors include her longtime companion, Charlie Bishop of Baker City; son, Dan Ash, and his companion, Midge, of Riverside, Calif.; son, Dave Ash, and his wife, Donna, of Umatilla; daughter, MaryJo Nee, and her husband, Mike, of Keller, Wash.; five grandsons, Travis, Nickolas, and Zachery Ash, and Spencer and Sawyer Nee; three brothers, Ron, George and Lawrence Noggles all of Tri-Cities, Wash.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Elsie Noggles; her father, James Beckwith; adoptive father, Claude Noggles; husband Billy Joe Ash; and one grandson, Jeremy Ash.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pathway Hospice through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, September 24, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor