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Norma Angela Charles

Apr. 18, 1936 - Nov. 7, 2017

Date of Service: Nov. 11, 2017

Norma Angela Charles 81, passed away on November 7, 2017 at her home in Rupert, Idaho.

Norma was born in Rupert on April 18, 1936 to Joseph and Angela (Steneck) Zampedri. She graduated from Rupert High School in 1954 and worked as a teller for Idaho 1st National bank. She married Walter Charles On September 12, 1959 at the St. Nicholas Catholic Church. They lived on their farm south of Rupert for the past 58 years where they raised their 5 children. Norma was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, St. Nicholas Catholic Women’s Society, The Guadalupanas, Tops, Rupert Rifle and Pistol Club and Rupert Trail Machine Club. Walt and her were founding members of the Mini-Cassia Search and Rescue as well as Hunter Safety instructors. Norma loved the outdoors and that’s where you would find her- gardening, camping, back packing, and even hunting with her family. She loved helping in the community and at church where she could infuse her energy to get things done behind the scenes. But her greatest joy was being around her family especially her grandkids.

Norma is survived by her husband Walter, her children Teresa (Tony) Meatte of Meridian, Tim (Valentine Kennedy) Charles of Caldwell, Tom (Marie) Charles of Moscow, Trudy Charles of Meridian, and Troy (Karren) Charles of Jerome, 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, 2 sisters Alma Hammond of Rupert and Sister Tresa (Velia) Zampedri of Maryknoll, NY, 1 brother Duane (Audrey) Zampedri of Santa Clara, CA. She is preceded in death by her parents, and 4 brothers Gene, Jake, Jack and Floyd Zampedri.

In lieu of flowers the family would like any donations to be made to the St. Nicholas Catholic School.

A Funeral Mass will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 11, 2017 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church. A gathering for family and friends will be held from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 10, 2017 at St. Nicholas with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m., under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.

Condolences for Norma Angela Charles

From Virgtinia Day:
I went to school with Norma from first grade on.. She was always a great person and I k ow will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
From Gayle and Frank Bush:
What a woman and what a great life she lived, she will always be in your hearts and near to watch over you. Hugs and love t to all of you.
From Kelly & Kathy Arritt:
We are so sorry for your loss. Hold on to all the good memories you have of Norma. From the Arritt famiky
From Father Julio Vicente:
My condolences to the family and my prayers to God: Father, Son and the Holy Spirit, for Norma's eternal repose and consolation to the family. May her soul and the soul of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.
From Julie and Roger Reynolds:
Prayers for Walt and family! Will miss her infectious joy for God, family and life.
From Barb Keen:
Sending love and my sincere sympathy to you Teresa.
From Tracy Albrecht Son:
Walt and family...there are very few St. Nicholas memories I have that don't include Norma. She was always around, serving others and keeping us all in line!! She will be dearly missed! May God's loving arms of Comfort surround you all.
Eternal rest grant unto Norma, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. Amen
From Marion Weickum:
Norma was such a good friend. She will be missed.
From The Kriegh Family:
Norma was certainly one of our favorite people growing up. Our family has so many wonderful memories of time spent with the Charles family. We will miss her greatly and our love goes out to Walt and the entire family.
From The Kriegh Family:
Norma was certainly one of our favorite people growing up. Our family has so many wonderful memories of time spent with the Charles family. We will miss her greatly and our love goes out to Walt and the entire family.
From Audrey Neiwerth:
Walt and family, my prayers and sympathy go out to you for your loss of Norma. May God give you Peace.
From J D and Sandra Drury:
Such a grand lady. We have many fond memories of her and Walt on some of our ISSAR outings.
From Samantha (Mayes)Smith:
Eagles Wings Norma, rest in peace our prayers are for your family.
From Samantha (Mayes)Smith:
Eagles Wings Norma, rest in peace our prayers are for your family.
From JOHN& DEE MARTINEZ:
SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, WE LOVED HER VERY MUCH. SUCH A SWEET LADY.
From Joann Schab Frank:
Always such a kind soul. I will remember her smile, as it was always so quick to brighten up a room. RIP Norma.....
From Joann Schab Frank:
Always such a kind soul. I will remember her smile, as it was always so quick to brighten up a room. RIP Norma.....
From Ron Broadhead:
I am so sorry to hear this Norma was like a loving parent who always let us hang out at her house with her son troy she also was great at anything she did she will be missed
From Carl & Kathy Painter:
Love this wonderful lady will miss her and will miss that wonderful smile and warm hugs. Thanks Norma for all the fun we had and will so miss you calling out numbers at our Search and Rescue Christmas Parties that will never be the same again. Love you sweet lady.
From Pete and Lynette Williams:
Was always nice to visit with them at the search and rescue meetings, our thoughts and prayers are with you
From Pete and Lynette Williams:
Was always nice to visit with them at the search and rescue meetings, our thoughts and prayers are with you
From Felipe Gonzalez :
Sorry for your loss you guys are in my thoughts and prayers
From Larry Short:
My dad, Roy was very fond of your family. Wish I had more time with all of you. His stories of shared events mean a lot to me.
From Brian Simer:
May God Bless her, forgive her sins and grant her her eternal reward in heaven.
From Dolly Kidd:
U where such a giving and loving lady Norma. U r going to be missed by all. Rest in peace soul, u'r work is down on earth. U leave many loving memories for family and friends.
From Chris Boesiger:
Norma was my Hunters Ed. Instructor 26yrs ago and in more recent yrs played pinochle with her regularly. She will be missed.
From Manerd and Marilyn Wall:
Walt and family, we are heart broken as you are. Our thoughts
From Harold and Mary Poole :
There are no words to express my sorrow for your loss!! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers ?? May you rest in peace Norma!!!
From Harold and Mary Poole :
There are no words to express my sorrow for your loss!! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers ?? May you rest in peace Norma!!!
From Kelly & Dove Kraus :
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit.Psalms 34:18
We've known you a long time. We'll be praying for you. Jesus will lift you up and give you strength to endure.
From Leigh Ann Mayes:
I rejoice you were called by name ......Welcome to the house of the Lord. My prayers are for your family's peace....
From Barbara Feroce:
My thoughts an prayers are with your family. Norma's kindness and love could turn a sad day into a wonderful day. She could just smile, and it brought happiness to you. What a blessing she was to all of us.
From Julie Behrend :
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Norma was lovely person inside and out. She will be missed.
From Carol Shockey:
A beautiful woman, with such a good heart who shared the love of God with everyone. My deepest sympathy to the family.
From Laurel and Wayne Olmsted:
So many wonderful memories my friend...our love and prayers go out to your family and friends.
From Joan Irigoyen:
Prayers of comfort to the family. Go with God, Norma. The Irigoyen Family.
From Morriah Marks:
"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal."
--From a headstone in Ireland
From Gabe Montoys:
May GOD grant you the wings you so deserve Norma. You were an amazing person. I saw you Sunday morning at breakfast and you greeted me with your usual smile. That image of your smile will always be with me. May your family be at peace.
From Cathy & Leonard Ingalls:
Our thoughts and prayers to you and the entire family... We have all lost a good friend...
RIP dear Cousin
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