Norma  Gober

Obituary of Norma R. Gober

Norma R. Gober, 88, a resident of Laurel, De. since 2003, passed away November 25, 2019. She was born in Glasport, Pa. on Frebruary 9, 1931, to Leslie Redden and wife Elizabeth H. Redden. Not long after, they returned to their home in Pocomoke City, Maryland, where she and her three sisters, Audrey, Lois and Jayne, were raised. She and her sisters were known as "the Redden girls". Norma graduated from Pocomoke High School in 1948. She married Joseph G. Gober, one of her classmates, on December 25, 1951 and they spent

28 years traveling the world courtesy of the United States Air Force. She

enjoyed every moment of that life.

Norma outlived both of her parents and all of her sisters, aunts and uncles. In spite of her vast travels, she kept in contact with them all and she missed them as they each passed away. Her husband passed away in 1998, several months prior to their 48th wedding anniversary. She tried to live alone in their home, but that proved too much, so in 2003 she moved to Delaware to live with her daughter, Elizabeth Karen, and partner Ruth Alice. Norma lived with them

until her passing November 24, 2019.

Norma’s final months were a constant struggle against the ravages of Dementia. Her final days she handled with strength and patience. Norma’s passing was peaceful.

She leaves behind her daughter, Elizabeth Karen and partner Ruth Colbourne, her son Joseph Karl and his son, her grandson, Joseph Albert both of Grovetown, Georgia. She will be missed and well-remembered.

Her wish was that she be taken to Georgia to be buried beside her husband, and that any services be held there. Those locally who knew her and wish to do something in her memory, she asked that they donate to their local ASPCA or Animal Shelter.

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