Magnolia Resident, Norma Ann McLaughlin

Norma Ann McLaughlin was born Sept. 11, 1923 in Stambaugh, Mich. and died peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 1 at Sunset Villa Adult Family Home in Edmonds.

Ms. McLaughlin moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1928 where she resided in Tacoma and graduated from St. Leos High School. The family moved to Seattle when she received a four-year voice scholarship to Seattle University.

She married Harvey Green McLaughlin, Jr. on Aug. 15, 1942 and moved to Magnolia in 1948 where they raised their five children and were part of the Our Lady of Fatima parish. She worked for the Seattle Police Department in their crime records division from the early 70s until she retired in 1986.

Ms. McLaughlin loved and was loved by her family and friends and lived a full, happy life. She was a great friend and had many strong relationships throughout her life.

She enjoyed parties and family celebrations, playing games, reading, crossword puzzles, animals and music, especially the opera. She loved sports and was an avid and vocal sports fan.

She loved the Mariners, Seahawks and Sonics, rooted for the Cougs (former Coug Mom) as well as the Dawgs, and had recently started watching the Sounders games on TV.

Ms. McLaughlin is survived by her three daughters Ann (Tim), Karen and Mary, two sons Bruce (Bruce) and Paul (Sharon), two brothers, Brian (Marsha) and Michael (Sandy), five grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great, great grandchild. Ms. McLaughlin's son, Bruce, owns McLaughlin Hair Design in Magnolia and her daughter Karen worked as a clerk at the Magnolia Post Office from 1997 to 2003.

A funeral mass was given last Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lacey, Wash., and she was buried alongside her husband, Harvey, and mother, Victoria, at Woodlawn Cemetery, also in Lacey.

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