The Commerce Journal


June 10, 2014

Norma Johnson

COMMERCE — Norma Jane (Hall) Johnson, 97, passed away May 24, 2014, in Rowlett.  

She was born Oct. 2, 1916, in Matador, Texas, to Claude V. and Ethel Alston Hall. She married Graham M. Johnson on June 4, 1938, in Commerce. Norma was a longtime resident of Commerce, where she was actively involved in various community organizations for many years. She held bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees from East Texas State College, now Texas A&M University at Commerce.   

She is survived by two daughters, Claudia Nell Coburn and husband Robert of Rockwall and Ethel Jean Wood of Germantown, New York; a daughter-in-law, Amelia Johnson of Pharr, Texas; six grandchildren, Michelle Denise Mokszycki of Mesquite, Larry Austin Thomas and wife Dolly of Plano, Stayton A. Wood III and wife Janine of Littleton, Colorado, Katherine Tucker Wood and husband David Sprouls of New York, New York, Andrew Graham Wood and wife Stephanie Sutton of Grand Canyon, Arizona, and Robert Johnson Jr. of Pharr; six great-grandchildren, Allison Elizabeth, Emily Paige, and Sarah Brook Wisdom of Mesquite, Jordan Austin Thomas of Plano, Patrick Graham Sprouls of New York, New York, and Adeline Marie Wood of Littleton, Colorado.

Norma was preceded in death by her husband, Graham Madden Johnson, a professor and dean at the college, and her son, Robert Allen Johnson.  

A funeral service was held at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home at 3 p.m., May 28, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment was at Rosemound Cemetery in Commerce.

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