Norma Leonard died on Dec. 30, 2016 at age 82. Norma was born in Santa Fe, N.M., and died in Scottsdale, Arizona. She was a gentle and patient mother. She earned a nursing degree from Phoenix College and found inspiration with Catholic women in Theresians of America. She is survived by her husband Bill, seven children and their spouses (Susan and Eric, James, David, Richard, Patt, Dan and Doris, and Edward and Linda) and eight grandchildren. A celebration of her life will be held in a few weeks.
I loved my Aunt!!
I will miss her terribly … I hope my family … cousins, uncle, Macleans Leonards and Haydukovich find comfort from each other at this time … knowing that Our Aunt loved them … was a tremendous force for good in the world and touched us all with that beautiful life she led.
A special woman had left us for the God she loved all her life. I will miss Norma’s kindness and wide smile. I wish I had known her in our younger years!
My condolences to her extended family. She is at peace.
If you care to make a donation in Norma’s name, the family suggests Theresians International (www.theresians.org). Norma found inspiration in her local group, the Desert Theresians. She appreciated the group’s spirituality and its attention to issues of feminism and religion. She was active in the national organization, Theresians of America, serving on the Board of Consultants and participating in conferences. Norma cherished her own religion while always respecting others.