Norma Remington

  of Ord, NE

November 27, 2017


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Norma Remington, 89, of Ord, passed away on Monday November 27, 2017, at Valley View Senior Village in Ord.

Mrs. Remington’s wishes were to be cremated. To celebrate Norma’s life
the family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on
Saturday, December 9, 2017, the Ord Memorial Chapel in Ord. Private
Inurnment will be in the Ord City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested
to the Ord Township Library. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of the
arrangements.

Norma Grace was born January 9, 1928, at Ord Nebraska to Leo and Lea (Patrick)
Long. She received her education at the Ord Public Schools. After
graduating from High School, Mrs. Remington attended the University
of Nebraska Lincoln Campus and received her teaching degree. She
then taught in Beaver City, Nebraska where she met her husband,
Adrian.


On July 8, 1951, she was united in marriage to Adrian Abbott Remington at Ord,
Nebraska. The couple made their first home in Beaver City where they
both taught in the Beaver City School system for two years. The
couple then moved to Ord where she and her husband farmed in
partnership with her father, Leo Long, for 27 years. After retiring
from the farm, Norma and Adrian built and operated an underground
greenhouse where they raised and sold several varieties of flowers
and garden plants. During this time, they also built a large cooler
and became vendors for Saxton Fruits of Idaho. Norma was known far
and wide as the “fruit lady” and enjoyed the time spent getting
to know people from all over the area.


Norma was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and the Ord United Methodist Church
where she served on the Women’s Club Committee for several years
and also taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. She also
served as Guardian of the Jobs Daughters for many years and was a
lifelong member of Eastern Star. She was a 4-H leader for a number
of years and later served as the 4-H judge for the vegetable and
flower divisions at the Valley County Fair. In addition, she helped
with several committees while her husband served on the boards of the
Production Credit Association, the Valley County Farm Bureau, and the
Township Library Board. In her later years, Norma continued to enjoy
gardening, reading, taking “road trips” with her family, and
especially keeping up on current events so she could have a very
lively discussion with friends and family. She loved spending time
with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Jolea Kriewald of
Lincoln, Jeanne (Russ) Eitzmann of Fort Walton Beach, FL and Jill
(Roger) Gill of Grand Island; six grandchildren and their spouses,
Zachary (Bobbi) Augustyn, Zebulon (Brittany) Augustyn, Brittany
(Eric) Severson, Jakki Kriewald, Jessye (Dan) Brass, and Devin
Eitzmann; two step grandchildren, Rick and Jennifer Eitzmann; 10
great-grandchildren; and 3 step great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one daughter,
Janet Pettis.