Norma Johnson Kidd

Norma Johnson Kidd

Norma Johnson Kidd, 97, a resident of Hultquist Place, passed away on Jan. 11, 2020, two days after suffering a stroke on her 97th birthday at the Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Cleveland Ohio, on Jan. 9, 1923, the daughter of Effram and Katherine Soderberg Wester.

She attended schools in Falconer, and in her earlier working years, did waitressing and cooking in several restaurants in the Jamestown area. She always enjoyed gardening, and later in life took a job working for Lutheran doing planting flowers and gardening in the 1960s and 1970s. She had a picture she was proud of, drawn by a resident who used to sit and watch her work, of her watering the flowers. She always had everything looking so nice she was told. She was also an avid seamstress, sewing and repairing for everyone who needed help. She used to say, there is always a zipper to replace. In later years, she started sewing doll clothes and children’s cloth books and did craft shows. She loved going to garage sales, auctions and collecting cookie jars. She also enjoyed spending winters in Florida.

She is survived by her son, Lance Johnson (Jennifer) of Gray, Ga.; her daughter, Melonie Vebber (Gary) of Lakewood, N.Y.; six grandchildren, Steven (Janis) Phillips of Panama, N.Y., Michael (Cindy) Phillips of Martvillle, N.Y., Christopher Phillips of Oswego N.Y., Jason Johnson of Ohio, Daphne and Stephanie Johnson of Gray Ga.; 15 great-grandchildren, Ava, Olivia, Hailey, Garrett, Elise, Clayton, Courtney, Nicole, Kristy, Joseph, Cassie, Samantha, Jessica, Katie and Raychel. Also, 15 great-great- grandchildren: Piper, Sadie, Eliza, Adaline, Grant, Amelia, Hailee, Hunter, Rainer, Keagan, Dakota, Alyssa, Maddison, Adam and Channing; and two sisters: Donna Beaver of Palmyra Pa., and Audrey Keene of Fort Meyers Fla.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Stig Johnson in 1965; her second husband, William Kidd in 2015; and one sister, Lucille McGill in 2015.

The family would like to thank everyone at Lutheran both at Hultquist Place and the Rehab Department, and a special thank you to Hospice for the wonderful care and love they showed her while in their care.

There will be no visitation, or service at this time. Burial will be in the Sunset Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of the Lind Funeral Home, Inc.

Memorials may be made to Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care, 20 W. Fairmount Ave.. Lakewood, NY 14750.

You may leave words of condolence to Norma’s family at www.lindfuneral home.com.