Colter, Norma Fay – Obituary

Norma Fay (Horn) Colter, 75, formerly of Elgin, died March 5 at Corvallis.

A funeral was held for her at Northside Church in Corvallis on March 8. A celebration of life is planned for 1 p.m. March 22 at the Elgin Methodist Church. The family has indicated that floral arrangement are not necessary.

Born July 6, 1932, to Mercedes McCain, Norma was raised from birth by Arthur and Annie McCain. At age 13 she traveled to Oregon with her grandparents and lived with her uncle and aunt, Jim and Agnes Hicks.

On Oct. 23, 1948, at age 16, she married Eugene Ray Horn at the Elgin Church of Christ. They had four children, Rebecca June, Charlie Ray, Roy Eugene and Phillip Arthur. Eugene died Dec. 20, 1968.

Norma went back to school and received her GED in 1969. She graduated from accounting school in 1970.

On May 22, 1970, she married James L. Cagley. They had one child together, Jamie Leigh, the youngest and sweetest of her children, family members said. The couple were divorced in 1976.

On Oct. 22, 1977, Norma married Robert Dale Colter and lived happily with him until her death.

Norma loved to play card games, bingo and do crossword puzzles. In her younger years she enjoyed deer hunting and fishing. Later in life she enjoyed time with her children and grandchildren, and enjoyed fellowship with members of her church.

Norma had six sisters, five brothers, 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Family members said she was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother who will be missed by all who knew her, and that Heaven will be blessed with her presence there.

La Grande Observer – Obituaries for the week ending March 15, 2008 – Published March 11, 2008

Submitted by Dixie Ricker

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