Amos Room at Phillips Care Center, Salemtowne Retirement Community
2000 Salemtowne Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Sunday, Nov 06, 2011
Mar 26, 1922 - Oct 25, 2011
Norma “Piney” Lofland
March 26, 1922–October 25, 2011
Norma Maie Handley Lofland, age 89, died on October 25, of Alzheimer’s disease.
Norma was born in Garland, Texas, to Peter Witwer Handley and Willie Belle Cloud Handley. She graduated from Garland High School and attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. In 1941 she married Hugh Lofland, Jr.; they moved to Winston-Salem in 1951, where Hugh was a professor and researcher at Bowman Gray School of Medicine until his death in 1975. Norma worked with Hugh as a technician at the medical school, and continued working there until her retirement in 1989.
She was pre-deceased by her husband, Hugh B Lofland, Jr., and son-in-law Mark D. Gould. She is survived by her sister Phyllis Handley Womack and brother-in-law William M. Womack of El Paso, TX; sister-in-law Dorothy Benton Lofland Poole of Rockwall, TX; her children, Dee Anne Lofland Lamb and son-in-law Wilson C. Lamb, Jr. of Hillsborough NC, Lisa Lofland Gould of Winston-Salem, and Maxwell Lofland and daughter-in-law Pamela Hare Lofland of Clemmons NC; grandchildren Christopher Lamb and wife Robin Ray Lamb, Jeremy Lamb, Peter Lamb and wife Amy Miller Lamb, Hannah Gould and husband Matthew Jones, Meggan Gould and husband Robert Haggerty, Aleeta Lofland, Jamie Lofland, and Camilla Lamb; great-grandchildren: Zachariah, Elijah, and Cooper Lamb; Gretta and Hugh Lamb; Dakota, Connor, and Noah Lemm; and Nola Fern Haggerty; and numerous dear nieces and nephews and their families.
Known to her Girl Scouts as “Piney,” Norma was a Scout leader for decades and delighted in teaching her Scouts new skills. She was an active member of the Wildflower Club of Winston-Salem, a longtime member of Parkway United Church of Christ, and a volunteer at Brunson and Kimberly Park schools. She also loved gardening, camping and hiking, nature study, reading, puzzles, and music. She retained a wonderful sense of humor throughout her life.
A memorial service to celebrate Norma’s life will be held on November 6 at 2:00 p.m. in the Amos Room (Phillips Care Center) at the Salemtowne Retirement Community.
Norma’s family wishes to express deep gratitude for the loving care given to Norma by all the staff at the Salemtowne Retirement Community. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Piedmont Land Conservancy (P.O. Box 4025, Greensboro NC 27404) or the Salemtowne Associate Appreciation Fund (1000 Salemtowne Drive, Winston-Salem NC 27106) are gratefully accepted.
Online condolences may be made through www.salemfh.com.
Shirley Smith Lovette
Dear Dee Anne, I am so sorry to learn of your Mother's death. I remember so well all those years she dedicated her life to scouting and teaching us so much about the outdoors, as well as many other life lessons. Every time I drove near your home or the churches where the scout meetings were held, I would think of Piney and you with a smile. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Fondly, Shirley Lovette, walnut Cove, NC.
I just read the obituary in the paper. What a delightful person she must have been. I wish I could have known her in the Wildflower Club. And you are a chip off the old block. I can see that wildflowers are in your blood.
I realize that you "lost" her some time ago, and I send my condolences to you for both that loss and the present loss. Perhaps now you will have the experience of finding her present to you again in a sort of memory/spiritual way as I did after my mother, who had Alzheimer's, died.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Edie and Chris Morren
Lisa, and family: I'm sorry to hear about your loss. Knowing you I always thought their was a girl scout leader in your life but I had no idea it was your mother. What a neat array of interests she had. I hope you get some chuckles and light at the memorial service. Love, Edie and Chris