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Norma Huisinga Tanner

Norma Huisinga Tanner

Jan. 18, 1929 - Jan. 31, 2013

LUBBOCK, TX - Norma Huisinga Tanner, 84, of Lubbock, peacefully died at Raider Ranch on January 31, 2013

Norma was born in Prinsburg, MN on January 18, 1929, to the late Albert and Helga Huisinga. She graduated from Clara city High School in 1946. Norma then graduated from North Central University with a B.S. degree, and also attended MacPhail College.

In 1952 she married the late Dr. Donald Tanner. Don & Norma traveled as musical evangelists for ten years, traveling to Africa, Europe, Philippines, Malaysia and Mexico, as well as extensively in the United States. In 1964 the Tanners returned to Minneapolis where Norma worked as Secretary to the Senior Pastor at Cedar Valley Church.

In 1977 the Tanners moved to Lubbock and Norma worked at Texas Tech University School of Law as a Senior Business Assistant for 32 years. She received the Texas Tech Quality Service Award in 2007. She retired in 2009.

Norma loved traveling, music, cooking, and entertaining. She devoted her life to her family and to helping others. Most of her life she dedicated to ministering to others through music. She played the organ for services at Elm Grove Baptist Church for the past several years.

Norma was preceded in death by her husband Donald on November 18, 2009, and her brothers Roger and Robert, both of Willmar, MN.

She is survived by her daughters: D'Anne White and her husband Steve of Lubbock, and Candace Judd and her husband Tom of Dallas; four grandchildren, Tanner White, Sydney, Hannah, and Samuel Judd. She is also survived by a brother, Ralph Huisinga, and a sister, Edith Johnson, both of Willmar.