Norma Lorraine Deans (93), of Flagler Beach, Florida, passed away on December 10, 2020. Norma was predeceased by her husband Charles B. Deans. Norma was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She lived in The Hunt Track, a section of Cherry Hill, N.J., Collingswood, N.J and Medford N.J. from there she moved to Flagler Beach, Florida, in 1999. Norma retired from the Cherry Hill, N.J. Board of Education, in 1990. She was an adamant golfer and she never turned down an opportunity to play Bridge, with her friends in Florida. Norma will be missed by her dearest companion, Bernie Steer, from Windsor, Canada, along with her extended family and friends from New Jersey, Windsor, Canada and Flagler Beach, Florida.
Norma will sadly be missed by her children, daughter, Carol (Deans) Johnson, husband John R. Johnson, of Chandler, Arizona; son John R. “Randy” Deans, of Bellevue, Washington and son Charles B. “Bud” Deans, now sailing to the Dominican Republic. Norma is also the loving grandmother of 9 grandchildren, Patricia L. (Johnson) Premo, husband James Premo of Tacoma, Washington, David R Johnson, wife Lorie Diller of Chandler, Arizona, Robert T. Johnson, wife Leah. Marti Deans, of Sacramento, California, Tessa Deans, MSG Marine Corp., currently stationed in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, James Deans, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Aimee Deans, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Laurel Deans, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Michael Deans, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Norma is also blessed with 8 beautiful great-grandchildren.
As quoted by her grandchildren…” Our grandma earned her wings today…. She was one of the strongest people we knew! We learned a lot about grace and strength from her. She lived life to the fullest on her own terms. When we were younger, we spent our summers on their sailboat in Ocean City, N.J. She loved her golfing and bridge ~ She was a fighter to the end ~ Mimi lived a long and happy life, watching her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren grow up. She loved us all in her own mix of sweet and sassy that only she could perfect, she was the epitome of strength and grace, never one to give up a fight, and always stuck to her guns. I know she is up there now golfing in paradise ~ We love you Mimi, always! You and Pop-Pop are now reunited in heaven together.”
Services for Norma are private at this time and at the discretion of her family. In lieu of flowers, the family ask you to donate to your favorite charity, in honor of Norma L. Deans.