Norma Blanche (Butler) Stafford was born October 1st in 1926 to James Richard Butler and Agnes Blanch Crane Butler in Hartford, Connecticut. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Howard Ernest Stafford, and two daughters, Sr. Terri Stafford and Eileen Stafford Frazier, son-in-law, Patrick Frazier, grandchildren Jenna Frazier and Brendan Frazier. She is also survived by her sister Grace (Butler) Brian. She moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1959, Prescott in 1998 then to Bella Vita Health and rehabilitation Center in Glendale, due to Parkinson’s Disease. Long time parishioners of Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral Parish, Norma was involved in several prayer groups and was one of the first extra-ordinary Minister’s of the Eucharist to shut-ins, Beatitudes & Chris Ridge Nursing Homes. Visitation will be at 9:00am, Rosary at 9:30am and Funeral Mass at 10:00am, Tuesday, December 27, at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral, 6351 N. 27th Avenue, Phoenix. Interment will be at 1:30pm, Tuesday, December 27, at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to IBVM Loreto Sisters’ Retirement Fund, 6351 N. 27th Ave., Phx. 85017.
No one should ever have to hear or experience the pain of knowing that thier loved one is no longer freely available to them. and that your love for them will evetually fade into a memory.Is this the way things were suppose to go? Is this the way God wanted things? Absolutely not!!!! It’s comfronting to know that God has a made a way out of death and that he do away with death (Isa 25:8)Eventually God will awaken those sleeping in death, and he will wipe out every tear from thier eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore, the former things have passed away”
(Rev 21:3,4) I hope that these few words, give more faith in a future and console you, in your time of need.
With Love,B.D Sloan
Elizbeth Laesecke (Niece from Denver)
My dear Uncle Howie, Terri and Eileen, Pat, Jenna and Brendan. My heart is both sad to loose this wonderful woman, and joyous knowing she is with our Lord. She was so precious to me and a true role-model on being “God’s” woman. I hope to see you soon. My husband Paul and daughters Jody and Jennifer send theirlove and prayers your way as well.
My love to you,