Norma Colborn

Norma E. Colborn

1921 - 2011

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Norma E. Colborn Elmira: Age 89, of Elmira, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 3, 2011. Norma was born in Elmira on August 14, 1921 the daughter of Seward S. and Anna (Nyland) Tunnicliff. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years Douglas S. Colborn, son Kevin Colborn, daughter Susan Colborn, brothers-in-law, Edward Thelen and Robert Colborn. Norma is survived by her children, Rodney S. Colborn of San Diego CA with children Corey and Glen; Carolyn A. Colborn of Rochester; Brian D. Colborn of Elmira with children, Samantha and Brian; Susan's son Erik, who was raised by Norma and Doug; sister Eleanor Thelen of Fairport NY; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Norma received her bachelor's degree in Education from SUNY Oneonta. After college she served in the American Red Cross during WW II. Norma later earned her master's degree in education from Elmira College. She was an elementary teacher for over 35 years and taught in several schools in the Elmira City School District. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a Past Regent of the DAR. She was a former member of North Presbyterian Church where she and Doug were married. Norma cherished time spent with her family and she will be missed, but never forgotten. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Sunday, July 10, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 4:00 p.m. Interment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Norma may be remembered through a donation to a charity of one's choice.
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2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, July 10, 2011
McInerny Funeral Home
502 W. Water St.
Elmira, New York, United States