Norma Jean Mydynski

Norma Jean Mydynski

Norma Jean Mydynski passed into the arms of Our Lord Jesus on Sept. 4, 2015, in her home in Clinton, surrounded by her loving family. A former resident of Marysville, she was born on Sept. 13, 1931 in Everett, to Jess and Margaret Edwards and was the oldest of three children.

Norma lived in the Pacific Northwest her entire life. She was preceded in death by husbands Don Tri and Tom Mydynski; brother John Edwards; and granddaughter Tonya Tri. She leaves behind daughters Kathy Tri and Cheri Hopp (Tom), both of Arlington; and sons David Tri (Krista) of Darrington and Steven Mydynski (Julie) of Clinton; sister Doris Smith (Gene); and sister-in-law Irene Edwards. She leaves six grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Norma was blessed by the Lord with many talents, one of which was watercolor artistry. Her favorite pastime was spent shopping the thrift stores of other people’s “castoffs” to arrange just right for her beautiful paintings. Her artwork was shown throughout the Northwest including Marysville Sights and Bites and the Skagit Tulip Festival Art in the Pickle Barn where she won numerous blue ribbons. A painting she made from some of the items she collected was named “best of show.”

Many of her summers were spent camping and trekking around Washington, Idaho and Montana, never passing up a thrift or antique store. She attended the South Whidbey Community Church and volunteered at the Soup Kitchen at the Island Church in Langley as well as Lakeside Bible Camp in Clinton.

The family wishes to thank Hospice of the Northwest for their helpfulness as well as the many friends of our mom who were such a blessing to her.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions for scholarships to the place where Norma enjoyed serving — Lakeside Bible Camp, P.O. Box 4170, Clinton, WA, 98236.

A memorial celebration of life will be held in late September, please contact the family for details.