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Norma Jean (Manaige) Olmstead (1930 - 2010)

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Norma Jean Olmstead formerly Manaige aka Ripley
Born in Harlowton, Wheatland, Montana, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of [private husband (1920s - 2000s)]
Mother of [private daughter (1950s - unknown)], [private daughter (1950s - unknown)], [private son (1950s - unknown)], [private daughter (1950s - unknown)], [private son (1960s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1960s - unknown)]
Died in Bremerton, Kitsap, Washington, USAmap
Profile manager: Sue Otness private message [send private message]
Profile last modified 21 Dec 2019 | Created 5 Dec 2019
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Biography

Name: Norma Jean Manaige Ripley. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]

Born 18 Feb 1930. Harlowton, Wheatland, Montana, USA. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [9] [11]

Born as Norma Jean Manaige. Her father died, she was only 2 1/2 years old. She was "casually" adopted by her paternal Aunt Dorothy Manaige Ripley.

From Norma and Bob's eldest daughter, Elizabeth:

"[I'm] not sure why Aunt Dorothy died so young — as I recall it was cancer, she was a heavy smoker so maybe lung cancer but, again, not sure. According to my mom, Aunt Dorothy “married & buried 3 husbands.” All of them were financially well off. Not only did she smoke in public, she was the 1st woman to independently drive a car in her town. Aunt Dorothy adopted my mom. When she died, my mom was in a boarding high school (Catholic) & completed her schooling there. There was an uncle & a lawyer who oversaw Aunt Dorothy’s estate. My mom had enough money to attend college, although she never graduated. She started at St Kate’s but eventually transferred to Gonzaga. She attended college for 4 years, but she took a year off to help Grandma and another year she taught on a provisional certificate in Montana. Turned out that by this time Aunt Dorothy’s estate was depleted because the Uncle & lawyer had run thru the funds & sold off the assets, including property. As I understand, Mom managed to get back to the house & retrieve some of the monogrammed items and the rest of her clothes. Guess Aunt Gertrude had a very difficult time financially after Aunt Dorothy passed. My mom had some letters from Aunt Gertrude discussing how she struggled to make it thru the month."

From Sue Otness, Norma and Bob's niece:

"Mom (Shirley) said that she borrowed money from Norma to attend Nurse's Training and paid her back after graduation."

Died 14 March 2010. Bremerton, Kitsap, Washington, USA. [2] [3] [4] [5] [11]

Buried Bremerton, Kitsap, Washington, USA. [2]

Residence 1995-2002 Bremerton, Washington, USA. [12] 1955 Billings, Montana, USA. [10] 1993 Bremerton, WA. [9] Priest Lake ID. [5] [6] Before 1951. Montana [4] Kitsap, Washington, USA. [3] Marital Status: SingleRelation to Head: Daughter. 1930 Swimming Woman, Golden Valley, Montana, USA. [1]

File File: Media Format: jpg. Norma Olmstead 80 Yrs. File: Media Format: jpg. Norma 80 Yrs.

Marriage Husband Robert Raymond Olmstead. Wife Norma Jean Manaige Ripley. Child: Elizabeth Olmstead. Child: Mary Terese Olmstead. Child: Scott Olmstead. Child: Lynn Olmstead. Child: Loren Olmstead Menage. Child: Joni Olmstead. Marriage 20 Feb 1954. Spokane WA. [13] [14] [15]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Source: #S1242539431 Year: 1930; Census Place: Swimming Woman, Golden Valley, Montana; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0010; FHL microfilm: 2340992 Ancestry Record 6224 #113306632
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Source: #S1242539285 Ancestry Record 60525 #143267763
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Source: #S1242667565 Ancestry Record 6716 #1726824
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Source: #S1242539238 Social Security Administration; Washington D.C., USA; Social Security Death Index, Master File Ancestry Record 3693 #86976021
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Source: #S1242667650 Publication Place: Poulsbo, Washington, USA; URL: http://obit.lewischapel.com/obitdisplay.html?id=766378&listing=All Ancestry Record 2190 #137593149
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Source: #S1242539077 Bremerton Sun; Publication Date: 19/ Mar/ 2010; Publication Place: Bremerton, Washington, USA; URL: http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2010/mar/19/norma-jean-olmstead-80/ Ancestry Record 7545 #22446133
  7. 7.0 7.1 Source: #S1242538108 Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services; Helena, Montana; Montana, Birth Index, 1920-1986 Ancestry Record 61471 #493899
  8. Source: #S1242667692 Washington State Archives; Olympia, Washington; Washington Marriage Records, 1854-2013 Ancestry Record 2378 #97237046
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Source: #S1242538095 Ancestry Record 1788 #354424381
  10. 10.0 10.1 Source: #S1242539473 Ancestry Record 2469 #1043857755
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Source: #S1242667734 Ancestry Record 70050 #18757377
  12. 12.0 12.1 Source: #S1242538101 City: Bremerton; State: Washington; Year(s): 1995-2002 Ancestry Record 7339 #294251614
  13. Source: #S1242667650 Publication Place: Poulsbo, Washington, USA; URL: http://obit.lewischapel.com/obitdisplay.html?id=766378&listing=All Ancestry Record 2190 #137593149
  14. Source: #S1242539077 Bremerton Sun; Publication Date: 19/ Mar/ 2010; Publication Place: Bremerton, Washington, USA; URL: http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2010/mar/19/norma-jean-olmstead-80/ Ancestry Record 7545 #22446133
  15. Source: #S1242667692 Washington State Archives; Olympia, Washington; Washington Marriage Records, 1854-2013 Ancestry Record 2378 #97237046
  • Source: S1242538095 U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1 Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. Record Collection 1788
  • Source: S1242538101 U.S. Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002 Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations Inc Record Collection 7339
  • Source: S1242538108 Montana, Birth Index, 1870-1986 Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. Record Collection 61471
  • Source: S1242539007 Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.Ancestry Family Tree Ancestry Family Tree 165067406
  • Source: S1242539077 U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930-Current Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations Inc Record Collection 7545
  • Source: S1242539238 U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations Inc Record Collection 3693
  • Source: S1242539285 U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. Record Collection 60525
  • Source: S1242539431 1930 United States Federal Census Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations Inc Record Collection 6224
  • Source: S1242539473 U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. Record Collection 2469
  • Source: S1242667565 Washington, Death Index, 1940-2014 Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. Record Collection 6716
  • Source: S1242667650 U.S., Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection, 1847-Current Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations Inc Record Collection 2190
  • Source: S1242667692 Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013 Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. Record Collection 2378
  • Source: S1242667734 Web: Obituary Daily Times Index, 1995-2016 Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. Record Collection 70050


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