Norma Fern Wright was born on Jan. 30, 1926 to Harold and Venus (Whitney) Wright on the family farm in Rock Township northwest of Quimby. She attended school in Quimby, graduating high school in 1943 and then continued her education at Buena Vista College in Storm Lake. Norma was baptized at the United Methodist Church in Cherokee.
On Feb. 7, 1944, Norma was united in marriage to Wendell Robinson at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Cherokee. This union was blessed with one daughter, Naomi.
Norma worked side by side with Wendell on farms in Buena Vista and Sac Counties until their retirement inn 1983, when they moved to Storm Lake. She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church in Schaller, where she was actively involved with women's church group activities. She later transferred her membership to the Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake. She was also a member of the Cook Township Merry Gardeners.
Norma enjoyed the outdoors and gardening, as well as cooking, canning and baking. She loved her family, and cherished trips around the United States to visit Naomi, as well as the time she spent visiting with her neighbors.
Preceding Norma in death were her parents, Harold and Venus Wright; her husband, Wendell; one brother, Robert Wright; and one brother-in-law, James Gilbert.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Naomi J. Robinson of Storm Lake; one sister, Ellen Gilbert of Middletown, Mo.; as well as numerous relatives and many friends.