GLEN ROSE Norma Marion Hewlett Wood, 84, a native of Somervell County, shed the bonds of this earth on Oct. 27, 2009, to join the love of her life, Cecil C. Wood, in heaven, during the same month in which they met in 1944.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, 2009, at Wiley Funeral Home in Glen Rose. Burial will be in Squaw Creek Cemetery in Rainbow. Visitation: 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Anyone who encountered Norma was greeted with a sweet smile, a warm hug, a delicious meal, and, sometimes, a bit of Irish temper. A gifted artist, Norma created countless wedding cakes, quilts, handcrafts, drawings, articles of clothing, and flower arrangements for others to enjoy. One of the charter members of the Somervell County Home Demonstration Club, Norma was a shining example of mother, wife, and homemaker. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Glen Rose, the Order of the Eastern Star #171 of Glen Rose, and the American Legion Auxiliary. She had operated the bakery in their shop, Woody's Goodies, in the 1960's and had served as dietician for the Glen Rose Hospital and Nursing Home, Glen Lake Methodist Camp, and the Senior Center in Glen Rose.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Floy Hewlett; three brothers, Jim Hewlett, Harrison Hewlett and John Hewlett; and in 2002 by Cecil C. Wood, her husband of 57 years. She is survived by a sister, Barbara Flynn of Cleburne; three children, Kenneth Wood of Glen Rose, Charlotte Cowser and husband, Charles, of Weatherford, Anna Lou Busboom and husband, Buzz, of Boerne; grandchildren, William Cowser, Wade Cowser, Matthew Bunn, Amy Pawley, Michelle Purvis; eight geat grandchildren; cousins, nieces, nephews and countless friends.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the building fund of First United Methodist of Glen Rose, or to Scottish Rite Hospial of Dallas, Texas.

Published October 28, 2009

The Glen Rose Reporter