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Norma Lee Savely, 66, of Union and formerly of Susanville and Red Bluff, Calif., died May 26 at her home after an extended battle with colon cancer.
A graveside service will take place June 17 in Los Molinos, Calif. There will be a picnic in the Los Molinos park immediately following. A memorial picnic will take place in Union at a later date.
Mrs. Savely was born Nov. 24, 1939, in Lakeview to John and Margaret Lyford. As a teenager, she moved to Red Bluff.
She met and married Marty Ray Savely July 1, 1956. After moving numerous times and starting a family, they settled in Susanville, where they lived until 1993. They then moved to Union.
Mrs. Savely had many jobs, but the one she loved and retired from was working as a school bus driver. She was well-loved by her bus students., family members remember.
She enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking for holidays, camping, hunting and playing games. She loved flowers of all kinds and working in her yard while watching the birds and the squirrels. She also loved music, dancing and anything having to with the outdoors.
Mrs. Savely is survived by her husband of Union; children Shirley Savely and John and Debbie Savely of Union, Marty Jr. (Butch) and Susan Savely of Kasilof, Alaska, Bob and Shiela McGarva of Westwood, Calif.; 15 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Dave and Judy Thomas of Grass Valley, Calif.
Memorial flowers may be sent to the Los Molina Cemetery, or to 362 N. Fifth St., Union.
The Observer Online, week ending June 3, 2006 Published June 5, 2006