Virginia Ruth Norman, 72, a resident of Albuquerque for six years, died Wednesday, December 12, 2001. She is survived by her husband, John H. Norman of Rio Rancho; daughter, Virginia Ellen Novak and partner, Linda Anne McCreary; sons, Craig Charles Novak of Maui, HI and Mark A. Novak and wife, Sharon of Brighton, MI; step-children, Patricia Gabel and husband Jim, Michael Norman and wife, Kim, Susie Tamai and husband, Gregg and Melissa Mason, all of California; grandchildren, Melissa, Christina, Garett, Chad and Jenna Novak, Elliott and Avery McCreary-Novak, Nikki Ferren and Jessica Stith, Derrick Mason, Matthew and Katie Norman, Jenni Weiss and Andy Wickstrom; great-grandchildren, Madalyn Rose Novak and Kaylee Whitt; brothers, Richard Smith and wife, Barbara of Michigan and Gerald Ringis of Washington; sisters-in-law, Charlotte Smith and Jean Smith, both of Florida; and step-mother, Joyce Hyotlaine and husband Ken of Florida. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Russell and Robert Smith; and sister-in-law, Shirley Ringis. Special thanks go to the staff of the ICU Unit at St. Joseph's Hospital NE. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held Monday, 1:30 p.m., at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 601 Montano NW. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to All Faiths Receiving Home, P.O. Box 6573, Albuquerque, NM 87197. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
Published on: Sat December 15, 2001