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April 27, 2017 Obituaries - Mary Collins Norman
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Mary Collins Norman

1945 – 2017

Mary Collins Norman, 71, died April 15, 2017 at her home in Chandler, Ariz. Services were held Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Bueler Chandler Mortuary, Chandler, Ariz. Memorials may be given for reading materials for the Chandler Unified School District through GoFund Me. (www.gofundme.com/mary-norman-teach-kids-to-read)

She was born in Lone Tree, Iowa July 4, 1945 and lived in Iowa until moving to Arizona in 1969. Mary graduated in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in education from Arizona State University. She continued her education soon after, graduating from Northern Arizona University with her Master’s in education. Mary was a first grade teacher in the Chandler Unified School District for 17 years, retiring in 2004, with most of her career spent at Jacobson Elementary School. She enjoyed traveling, collecting antiques and was an avid fan of the Phoenix Suns. Mary enjoyed nothing more than spending time with her grandchildren.

Mary is survived by her husband of 43 years: Barry; siblings: AJ Collins, Mort Collins, Sandi McGuire and Pam Stephens; her children: Steve Han (Becky), Missy Klein (Dan), Terry Matheson (Derry) and Bobbie Madejczyk; grandchildren: Saundra (David), Shaina, Kelan, Ryan, Elisa, Nate, Care (Morgan), Brianna, Colm, Maddy and Kaley; great-grandchild: Aspen.

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