Hope Norman (Floydada)

Etta Hope (McIntosh) Norman, age 89, passed away early in the morning of June 5, 2021.  A funeral service will take place in the Willson Chapel of the First United Methodist Church, Floydada, Texas at 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 11, 2021, with Gary Boles officiating.  Private interment will follow at the Floyd County Memorial Park.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Friday, June 11, 2021 at the church in Floydada prior to the funeral service.  Arrangements are under the personal care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

Hope was born and raised in Floydada, Texas to Benjamin Franklin McIntosh and Emma Etta (Lee) McIntosh.  She graduated from Floydada High School and married Weims L. Norman on August 30, 1952.  This union was blessed with 2 daughters and 1 son.

In her early life Hope worked at J. C. Penny and then became a telephone operator with Southwestern Bell.  In 1956. Hope and Weims settled into farming, ranching and aerial spraying in Dougherty.  Hope moved to Lubbock in 1978 and began a career with USDA Animal and Plant Health Service’s Animal Control office.  Following retirement from government service, Hope worked for a crop insurance company and also supplemented her income by selling Avon products for many years.  In addition, she greatly enjoyed volunteering at Lubbock’s Covenant Hospital for 20 years, taking great pride in providing assistance to incoming patients and their families.

In 2015, Hope relocated to College Station, Texas residing with her daughter-in-law, Gale, where she enjoyed Game Nights and exercise classes at the Southwood Community Center.  Hope moved into a nearby assisted living facility located in Bryan in 2019.

Hope is preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Judy Lee; and her siblings, S. J. (Jack) McIntosh, O. R. (Tommy) McIntosh, B. F. (Buster) McIntosh, Jr., Dora May McIntosh, and Joy Jordan.

Those left to cherish Hope’s life are her children, Bill M. Norman (Gale) of College Station and Linda K. Leheney (Mark) of Arlington, VA; her grandchildren Grace Norman, Sarah Norman, Benjamin Norman (Corinne), Emma Leheney Miles (Harrison) and Samuel Norman along with numerous nieces and nephews from the McIntosh and Norman families.  Hope was thrilled to learn that her first great-grandchild is anticipated for a December, 2021 birth.

The family is profoundly grateful for the incredible staffs of Park Place Assisted Living and Remarkable Hospice for the excellent, loving and compassionate care they provided Hope.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Floyd County Library, the Methodist Children’s Home or a charity of your choice.

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