June 20, 1921-April 20, 2007
Norma Nadine (Davidson) Zink, 85, died Friday (April 20, 2007), at Willow Ridge Retirement Community in McCook.
She was born June 20, 1921, in Gove County, Kan., to Guy Rolland and Nellie (Smith) Davidson. She attended grade school at Dalton Valley and Shields, Kan., and was a Dighton High School graduate.
On Nov. 24, 1941, she married Kenneth Orice Zink at her parent's home in Dighton, Kan. They lived in Lane and Gove County, Kan., until Kenneth went to the military service and she moved back to Dighton and then to Denver, Colo. Following Kenneth's discharge from the service, they returned to Lane County. In 1949, she and her family moved to Danbury.
She was a homemaker and raised her family in Danbury. She was active in her community, a leader in 4-H; an active member of the Danbury Presbyterian Church; Danbury Women's Association, Danbury American Legion Auxiliary; Beaver Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars; and Eastern Star at McCook.
In November 1999, she moved to the Willow Ridge Retirement Community in McCook, where she was a member of the Red Hat Society.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Kenneth O. Zink, one son Barry Zink, and three sisters.
Survivors include one son, Larry Zink and wife, Laurel Erickson of Lincoln; two daughters Joyce Nicholson and husband, Melvin of Lebanon; and Joan Dube of Sparks, Nev; two brothers: Delmar and Doyle Davidson; one sister, Wilodyne Dooley; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Monday, 1:30 p.m., at Carpenter Breland Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Jeff Thurman officiating. Burial will be in the Danbury-Marion Cemetery.
Visitation will be Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon and Sunday from 3-8 p.m.
Family and friends may leave condolences at www.carpenterbreland.com
Memorials may be sent to McCook Community Hospital Foundation -- Hospice or American Cancer Society.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.