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Norma Jean Sandberg Deselms


February 20, 2020

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Norma Jean Sandberg Deselms

Norma Jean Sandberg Deselms, 90, of the Golden Prairie Community (North of Burns, Wyoming) died February 14, 2020 at the Davis Hospice Center.

She was the oldest child born to Earnest and Eunice Sandberg on April 10, 1929 in Kimball, Nebraska.

Norma attended 1st through 12th grade in Burns graduating in 1947. After graduation, she attended the University of Wyoming and then Nazarene College in Nampa, Idaho, earning a teaching certificate. She taught in one room school houses in North Laramie County.

She married Kenneth Deselms at the Golden Prairie Baptist Church on April 7, 1951.

Norma is survived by sons, Howard (Carrie) Deselms of Albin, WY, Joseph (Suzanne) Deselms of Burns, WY, and Harvey Deselms of Cheyenne, WY; daughter, Shirley (Don) Carpenter of Cheyenne; five grandchildren, Kirstin Deselms, Hugh Deselms, Silas Deselms, Breanna Carpenter and Kayla Deselms; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Darlene Palmer of Wheatland, WY, and Sharon Hahn of Grover, CO; and brother, Dale Sandberg of Burns, WY.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Earnest and Eunice Sandberg; husband, Kenneth; son, Robert; granddaughter, Sierra; brothers, Earnest Sandberg, Jr. and Eldon Sandberg; and sister, Elouise Shellhart.

A memory service will be celebrated on Monday, February 24, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the Lakeview Chapel at Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home. A light luncheon will follow at the Schrader Reception Center. Cremation is under the care of Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home.

Friends may contribute to Golden Prairie Baptist Church, Davis Hospice Center or the charity of their choice.

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