Feb. 25, 1938-Sept. 12, 2011
RANSOM CANYON, Texas -- Norma J. Harvey, 73, of Ransom Canyon, formerly of Kearney, Nebraska, died Monday (Sept. 12, 2011), at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas.
She was born Feb. 25, 1938 in Buffalo County near Kearney, Nebraska, to Jacob and Jessie (Lawson) Shafer. She grew up and attended school in Kearney.
On April 10, 1954, she married Frederick G. Harvey in Phillipsburg, Kansas.
The couple lived in San Diego, California, while her husband was stationed in the U.S. Navy then moved back to Nebraska and lived in Lebanon then Bertrand. They lived in Lincoln, Nebraska from 1967 -- 1969 then lived in Kingsville, Texas from 1969 -- 1993 where her husband was Professor Emeritus of Education and Texas A&I University. They moved to Bellevue, Nebraska in 1993 and lived there until moving to the Lubbock area in 1997.
She was a member of the First Christian Church, active member and past president of the University Wives organization of the then Texas A&I University at Kingsville, Texas, Texas Women Bowling Association. In Ransom Canyon she helped deliver Meals on Wheels.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers; Gerald, Melvin, Dale, Leroy "Bud" Lyle and Ralph.
Survivors includer her husband, Dr. Frederick G. Harvey of Ransom Canyon, Texas; a son, Larry and wife, Melinda Harvey of Lubbock, Texas; a daughter, Terry and husband, Galen Gaither of College Station, Texas; a brother, Myron Shafer of Colfax, California; a sister, Phyllis and husband, Delphie Mazankowski, also of Colfax; a grandson; and a great-granddaughter.
Funeral services will be Friday, 2 p.m. at Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney. The Rev. Lew Champ will officiate and burial will be at the Kearney Cemetery.
Visitation is today until 7 p.m. and prior to services Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Meals on Wheels in Lubbock, Texas or to Make-A-Wish.
A message of condolence, tribute, or memory can be left at www.hlmkfuneral.com.
Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services of Kearney are in charge of arrangements.