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Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy. (Lk 2:10)


On Friday, January 26th, Norma Tolmachoff began a new journey in her life. She peacefully left her mortal bounds to walk in unending joy with her Lord and Savior.

She precedes her husband, Alex, with whom she shared adventures, overcame challenges, and raised a family for 62 years. With a devotion born of love, she supported his dreams and made a home for their family wherever their travels took them; throughout Arizona wife of a highway patrolman, and justice of the peace; and in retirement, around the country as they traveled enjoying time together fishing, hiking, taking pictures and spreading the love of family and Jesus Christ.

She gave life to three children: Alex, Vikki, and Mark, who bestowed upon them the love of four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. As the matriarch of the family, she welcomed all additions, by marriage or birth, with love, patience, wisdom, and the grace of Christ. She was ever mindful of, and caring for her family, near and far, to include her sister, Linda and brother-in-law John as well as their children and grandchildren; her daughters-in-law, Anne and Brenda, her grandchildren, Jillian, Heather, Lisa, and Eric, their spouses Erik, Duane, and Luis, and her great grandchildren, Danica, Dalton, Jeff, Natalie, and Josiah. Norma also tirelessly supported her church family, her mission children in Cambodia, and was a faithful friend and mentor to so many.

We mourn the loss of her physical presence, but we also know peace, because we are certain she lives and that we will rejoin her. And more than that, all the lives she touched continue to reflect the light that shone so brightly through her.
Published on February 21, 2018
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