Norma Jean Unruh, 94, died on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Stagecrest Nursing Home in Las Cruces, N.M. She was born in Halstead on Oct. 11, 1924 to Clyde L. and Pearl Thompson Cook.

She attended schools in Halstead. She married Eugene "Gene" Unruh in December 1941. He died on June 20, 1998.

Norma is survived by her five children, Nancy Gallaway, Sally Doris, Peggy Jenkins, Wayne Unruh and Randy Unruh; 11 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene; her parents; and her brother, Duane Cook.

A memorial service will be held in Las Cruces, N.M. in September.