Norma Lee Hedrick Hall

The world became a little dimmer on May 27, 2023, when Norma Lee Hedrick Hall died peacefully surrounded by family. Her faith in God was strong, she lived her faith in action daily, and she is now at peace and in a better place.

Norma was born in Knoxville, Iowa on October 31, 1933 to Havard and Dorothy Hedrick. Her memories of her youth and growing up in Ames, Iowa brought her great joy. She met the love of her life, G. Richard (Dick), in seventh grade and they dated through high school. Her mother insisted she complete her college degree before she could marry so she graduated from Iowa State College with a Major in Applied Art and Home Economics and married Dick in December 1954. Norma was a child of the Depression and could create something from nothing. She was a wonderful artist creating many kinds of art including paintings, drawings, sculptures, and jewelry in part due to her creative and curious nature. She was a lifelong learner and never stopped asking questions. She wanted to be and was the best wife, mother, caregiver, and friend. She lived in many different places and had some wonderful experiences while building her family. Settling in Tucson, Arizona in 1969, she loved the desert as her home and called it that for fifty years. She had an extraordinarily positive outlook and will be missed by all who knew her. She loved and appreciated all people and found beauty in nature. She adored bright colors, especially red. She embodied happiness, kindness, supportiveness, graciousness, and love. She cherished her family above all. She never wavered from her belief that love conquers and cures all.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of fifty-three years, George Richard Hall (Dick); and her parents, Havard Hedrick and Dorothy Hardin Hedrick. She is survived by sons, Mark Hall (Frank Bohlander), David Hall (Loretta Huss), and Steven Hall (Kitty Anderson); daughter, Susan Wells (Jim); nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; brothers, Jerry Hedrick (Karel), Roger Hedrick (Yaling), and Dan Hedrick (Riley); brother-in-law, Don Hall (Sharon); and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family, friends and neighbors. A Celebration of Norma’s life will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church, 6565 E. Broadway in Tucson, Arizona with a reception to follow.

Her family is deeply grateful to all those who gave her tremendous care as her arduous Alzheimer’s Dementia progressed. Her condition taught us all appreciation for living in the moment and she taught us the moment is a happy place. Special appreciation to her caregivers at Right At Home and especially to dear sweet Ruby. Their time together was meaningful and remarkable. We also appreciate the staff at St. Luke’s South Hospital in Overland Park, Kansas that filled her last days with extraordinary kindness and care-listening to the music she loved and singing along with it.

Love is her legacy. She showed all she encountered how to be good, kind, caring, loving and respectful. In lieu of flowers, please honor and remember Norma by showing or expressing love and by sharing her persistent optimism. Give flowers to someone, plant a tree, do something kind and unexpected for someone you love or a stranger, wear red, listen to or make music, spread joy, believe in hope, and share a smile. The world can be a better place, one smile at a time.

Dearest Norma (Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mom, Aunt, Grandma, GG, Great Aunt, Friend…)

– Your presence we miss, our memories we treasure, loving you always, forgetting you never.


  1. Lana Rich on June 6, 2023 at 4:29 pm

    What a beautiful thoughtful obituary. She was a woman of God. Her soul was welcomed by many like minded servants who went before her.

  2. Ann Larrabee on June 6, 2023 at 4:53 pm

    What a lovely tribute to a very special woman! We have missed having her here in Tucson but know she was happy and well cared for surrounded by her loving family. Peace and good memories to you all.

  3. Heather Krueger on June 6, 2023 at 5:06 pm

    What a beautiful memorial to an amazing woman. She loved her family with her whole heart and will be missed by many.

  4. Dan Hall on June 6, 2023 at 5:28 pm

    To Aunt Norma
    Thank you for your life and love. Dan

  5. Jeff & Katherine Goodman on June 6, 2023 at 8:22 pm

    Hello Susan, Katherine a bd I are so sorry for the loss of your mother. We loved reading about her history and we know you were both proud of her and her proud of you. Having moms also suffering from Alzheimer’s we know the pain you suffer when you see a beautiful mind not functioning the way you understand and love. Our prayers are with you and the entire family. Remember the good times because as my mother says, you may not tomorrow.

  6. Michael & Robin Higley on June 7, 2023 at 8:36 am

    To all of the Hall family–thank you for sharing Norma (and Dick) with me and my family. It is amazing that the living God allowed us to know such beautiful people. Their investment in us (me especially from Jr. High on) is always treasured. Soon enough, we will join them in the presence of our Savior Jesus, as I know they believed and loved the Lord. We love you all Hall family!

  7. Sarah Terrones on June 7, 2023 at 9:04 am

    Norma was one of the most kind and caring people that I know. I am so proud to be related to her! She will definitely be missed by many.

  8. Rita Sollod on June 11, 2023 at 11:20 am

    To the special family of Norma Hall,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family! Norma and Dick were so very important in our lives and we were so lucky to have had them and all of you as our extended family!
    Norma made everyone around her happy and l never saw her without a smile on her face!
    She was the shining light for so many people, especially us!
    May her soul rest in piece!

  9. Mary Kaufman Acton on July 6, 2023 at 3:48 pm

    To the Hall Family
    I met lovely, friendly Norma at Golden Valley, MN, several years ago at a holiday celebration.
    She was indeed all the wonderful things mentioned in her obituary. I am grateful to have enjoyed her company.
    Please accept my condolences and sympathy.

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