MADISON, WI. - Norma Jean (Taylor) Aro passed away May 1, 2014, peacefully at the Oregon Nursing Home under the care of Agrace Hospice and in the presence of family after a long illness.
Norma was born November 21,1938 in London, Kentucky but spent the majority of her life in the Detroit area before moving first to Marquette, MI and then to Monona, WI to be near family. She graduated from Wayne Memorial High School in 1956, and went on to receive a teaching degree from Eastern Michigan University and taught physical education until the birth of her children. Later in life she went back to school for X-Ray Technology and finished her working career in that field.
Norma had a passion for music, and enjoyed playing her guitar and singing; she also was an avid softball player for many years. Norma also enjoyed bingo and visits to the casino later in life. She always wanted to be 'on the go' and enjoyed visiting her siblings when she was able to travel.
Norma adored her grandchildren, attending their sporting events as she was able. Norma had a positive impact on many people in her life and will be remembered for her sense of humor and giving nature.
Norma is survived by her sons David (Joy) Aro of Negaunee, MI and Matthew (Melissa) Aro of Monona, WI along with grandchildren Logan and Warren as well as step-grandchildren Jordan and Michael Hemmila. She also survived by her siblings, Joe Taylor, Ruth Tenorio and Lyn (Tom) Ward along with a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to family, Norma has many special friends who will all mourn her passing.
Norma was preceded in death by her parents, Logan and Bernice Taylor; brother Charles Taylor and sister Mary Durham.
Pursuant to Norma's wishes there will be no formal services, but a familyand friendcelebration later in the summeris being planned.
In lieu of flowers,donations may be made to Agrace Hospice of Madison, or your local hospice foundation.