April 30, 1922 - May 27, 2019
Wenatchee- Our loving Mother, Norma Louise Mitchell age 97, left this world peacefully on May 27th at Central Washington Hospital. She left to join her Lord God in Heaven with her twin sons holding her hands. Mom was born April 22nd 1922 in Minot, North Dakota to Anna M. Wagner. Mom was adopted by Clara and Howard Koon shortly after her birth. Her early years were spent in North Dakota where her Father worked for the Railroad. Following the divorce of her parents, Mom and her Mother Clara moved to Salem Oregon. It was here that Mom was introduced to the Salvation Army Church which she would dedicate her life to serving. Mom was a very spiritual woman who always expressed a divine faith in the Lord even during her most difficult times in her Life. Mom's unwavering faith served to be an inspiration to not only her sons but to all those who came in contact with her. Mom met her Husband Benjamin Clinton Valdez at the Salvation Army Church in Salem Oregon. They were blessed with their first son Reginald Lee Valdez October 4th 1950 followed by the birth of their twin sons Dennis and Donovan Valdez on September 17th 1957. Mom served the Lord within the Salvation Army as an Officer, Sunday School Teacher, Pianist, Administrative Assistant as well as a long time member of the Advisorary Board. Her entire life was dedicated to the Lord and serving through the Salvation Army in any capacity she could. On May 16th 2005, the Salvation Army recognized Mom with the William Booth award for Outstanding contributions to the betterment of humanity through personal participation in civic and philanthropic affairs. Mom is survived by her sons, Dennis (Beth) Valdez; Donovan (Tracy) Valdez and her Grandchildren, Samantha, Benjamin and Spenser; and all her special friends which are too numerous to list. Mom was preceeded in death by her son Reginald, her parents Clara and Henry Woodville, as well as her special Uncle, Guy Chamberlain. At Mom's request she was creamated. A Celebration of her Life will be scheduled on a future date. Family would like to extend a Special Thanks to the Staff at Confluence Health, RN's Crystal, Sol, and Katie. Hospitalists Ivy and Jenna, Dr. Ortiz and the staff at Highgate Assisted Living. A special thanks to her friends who were there for her always in her time of need.
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