Norma Cartwright, 93, returned to her Heavenly home Friday, March 24, 2018. She was born in Shelley, Idaho and soon moved to Baker, Oregon where she began her schooling. She was an eager student, earning a certificate for perfect attendance for all 12 years, except for the very last day, when she came down with the measles and they refused to let her attend. She was very active in sports, playing softball and being a cheerleader. Later in life, she enjoyed putting the men in their place on the golf course and in the bowling alleys.
Soon after graduation, she married Orlin Cartwright and settled into the role of Mom with their two children, Jim and Sharron. Orlin, however, answered the call to duty in the U.S. Navy as a pastry cook. Fortunately, the war was soon over for them and they returned to Baker, where he began a career as a successful meat cutter. This was to be a family proposition, as both Norma and Orlin, and later Jim, worked in the meat shop.
Looking for greener pastures, they moved to Medford, Ore. and again opened an old-fashioned butcher shop which continues today. Norma was predeceased by Orlin after 50 years of marriage, and Jim passed away five years later. The business continues, however, under the family values set by Mom and Dad.
Private services have been prepared by the family.