Norma Jane Bolan

Norma Jane Bolan

July 13, 1927 –

October 4, 2015

Norma Jane Boland passed away peacefully at home after a long illness.

Norma was born in Seattle. She attended Lincoln High School; the University of Washington for two years; and the University of Oregon two years. She also attended numerous accredited and private art courses.

She had lived all over the world in Saudi Arabia, Australia, Papua New Guinea and many of our states. She chose Whidbey Island as her place to retire. She said she loved it best out of everywhere she had lived.

She was surrounded by many, many friends which she loved. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was a very caring person who could light up any room. She will truly be missed by all who were blessed to know her.

Norma was survived by her loving son Daniel Derting and his wife Nikki; five grandchildren, Sharon, Tanya, Danielle, Desiree and Alivia; seven great-grandchildren, Celina, Vanessa, Thomas, Hannah, Madia, Mya and Kayden; and one great-great-grandchild Jayden.

Her passion and favorite pastime was art. She had always wanted to be an artist, a dream which she fulfilled. She captured the innocence of children, the beauty and wisdom of middle-aged and elderly. Her favorite medium was watercolors, where she concentrated on local subjects showing the history of Whidbey Island.

Norma loved to play bridge and cribbage and was always the life of the game.

Norma spent the last two years of her life with her family in Fremont, Calif., surrounded by her loving family, including her loving family from England.

Norma’s heart was always on Whidbey Island which she spoke about often.

Norma’s final resting place will be Whidbey Island. A celebration of her life will be held in February 2016 in Freeland.

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