She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel “Sam” Augustus Butler and Mildred Greene Butler, and one brother, Freeman Augustus “Gus” Butler of Gray.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, William “Bill” Clay Marsh of Valrico, Fla.; two sons, Daniel Butler Marsh and wife Robbie of Apollo Beach, Fla., and Cary Allen Marsh and wife Renae of Auburn; and one daughter, Cathy L. Marsh and husband Alan Kuzel of Palm Harbor, Fla. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Kristen Carrie Schofield, David “Clay” Couch, Brett Allen Marsh, Danielle Elise Brooks and Christopher Jacob Marsh.
Norma was born July 3, 1933, in Gray, and graduated from Jones County High School in 1950. She attended Bessie Tift College in Forsyth for two years and completed her B.A. in Education at Mercer University in 1954. She obtained a Master of Education degree at the University of South Florida in 1975. She and Bill were married in June 1954 and moved to Florida in 1965, where they resided until moving to Franklin, N.C., in 2003. In 2011, they moved to Valrico, Fla.
Norma will be missed by many people and in many ways. She was committed to God, her family, and teaching young children throughout her life.
Norma was a member of the National Beta Club, Kappa Delta Pi, Delta Kappa Gamma, Alpha Psi Omega and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.
She was Hillsborough County Teacher of the Year in 1990-1991. She retired after 22 years in Hillsborough County schools in 1993, having taught school for 34 years.
Some people make this world a better place just by being in it. Norma was one of them.
Stowers Funeral Home in Brandon, Fla., had charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.stowersfh.com.