In Memory

Norine Louise Reimer (Sparks)

Norine Louise Sparks, born January 16, 1946, went quietly in her sleep December 20, 2020.

She is survived by her loving husband Ron, her children Sue Gallagher and Ron Sparks (Christy); her grandchildren, Jeff Gallagher, Jessica Ewing (Jackson), Liz Sparks, and Brett Sparks; her niece, Ellen Pierce (Kevin), her great-nephew Kolby Pierce, and great-niece Kendall Pierce.

A special thank you to the Tacoma Cancer Center for their compassion, diligence, and support the last 4 years. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society or Hospice.

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12/24/20 09:51 AM #1    

Judith Diane Mode (Webley)

Norine was my best friend when we were growing up. I think I was at her house almost as much as my own. And her mom, Freddie, was like a second mother to me.  I especially remember trips to the ocean to go clam digging with her family. And sleepovers at her house! And ice skating on Friday nights--being excited about who we were going to ask to skate when it was ladie's choice. I have so many fond memories of our childhood.

Our lives took different paths after graduation, but in recent years we reconnected, and even enjoyed a couple of visits to Las Vegas with our husbands.

Norine and I shared a mutual birthday, and I thought we both might make it to our 75th in January, but she just couldn't hang on any longer. I'm so sorry she had to suffer the pain of cancer. 

The picture I posted is the two of us in our senior ball gowns.  Her date was Ron Sparks.  She married him that same year. It would've been their 57th anniversary on the 28th!

12/27/20 02:47 PM #2    

Cheryl Jean Morrison (Kliese)

Norine rest in peace. Blessings and prayers for your family during this very challenging time. Cheryl Morrison (Kliese)

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