Normajean Condley Santee, of Granbury, went to be with her Lord, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012.
Graveside Service: Thursday 12 p.m. at Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington. Visitation: Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m. at Wiley Funeral Home in Granbury. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The National Stroke Association, www.stroke.org.
Normajean was born Oct. 1, 1936 in Muskogee, Okla. She died peacefully with her family near, close to the home she and her husband, Stuart, built in her adopted hometown of Granbury.
Normajean’s passion for enjoying life was second only to her passion and dedication to her family and friends. She was the planner and co-coordinator for frequent family functions with her sisters. Normajean took great joy in entertaining family and friends with uniquely themed parties and small get-togethers; never letting an opportunity pass to share a toast, a meal or a good clean joke.
Normajean was always up for a challenge, especially when that challenge was sports or business. Always a gracious winner, Normajean definitely preferred winning and excelled at any sport she tried; tennis, golf, alpine/water skiing, scuba diving and karate- earning her brown belt at 45. She was a successful and sensible businesswoman, with a keen entrepreneurial spirit. She helped build and operate two restaurants, a children’s shoe store and an eyewear distributor which is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
Normajean always knew what she wanted, and how she wanted it, as details large and small never went unnoticed or unattended. Her attention to detail gave her the skills and confidence to design her Granbury home, named ‘Angelhouse,’ drawing its floor plan and elevations without any formal training.
Normajean enjoyed cultivating relationships and participated in many social and philanthropic groups including GFWC Woman’s Wednesday Club of Granbury, Republican Women of Hood County, Cowtown Belles Red Hat Society, Ladies Golf Association / Nutcracker, WOW (Women of Wine), USA Film Festival, Newcomers Club of Granbury and volunteer case worker for Hood County Children’s Organization.
Normajean took enormous pride in her children and grandchildren, always reinforcing her faith, love and sense of humor through her kind deeds and words. Her family is very proud of her accomplishments, her tenacious spirit, her commitment to family and relationships and the legacy she leaves.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gladys and Verlin Condley and her brother, Don Condley.
Survivors: Husband, Stuart; daughter Terri Morris and her husband, sons Dalton Carrell and Kevin Santee and their wives; numerous grandchildren, brothers and sisters, and nieces and nephews.
Wiley Funeral Home made arrangements.