SKOWHEGAN — Norma Jean “Queenie” White, 75, of Anson, passed away on Feb. 5, after a long battle with heart disease.

She was born in Guilford, June 15, 1936. She lived for the last 40 years in Madison and Anson with her loving husband, Wayne White. She spent her early years in Solon and Skowhegan, where she attended school.

Norma Jean had always considered herself a “domestic goddess” in her later years, but she worked for many years as a waitress at Shirley and Walter’s Restaurant and for Laurel Textiles in the office. She loved her dogs, Cujo and BaronVon. She had a huge heart when it came to dogs. Norma Jean, also in many of her years loved motorcycles and had achieved, at the age of 50, her motorcycle license and her first Harley. This was always a dream of hers. She was an avid reader and at one time had a library of more than 1,000 books, which she had read some more than once. She loved her computer and was considered in the family as the “Geek.”

Norma Jean was married to Wayne White on Sept. 1, 1979, in Madison. They traveled on their motorcycles throughout New England with their friends and she always said this was one of the highest points in her life. She also enjoyed (with a little reluctance) flying with her husband in his “Piper Colt.”

She leaves behind her husband of 33 years, Wayne; her daughter, Michele (Morin) McCormick and husband, Patrick, of Ayer, Mass.; one grandson, Jason Albertson of Madison; her father-in-law, Walter White of Madison; her sister, Marilyn Bilodeau and husband, Dick, of Dexter; her brother, Stuart Martell and wife, K’Lynn, of Palmetto, Fla.; a brother, Richard Martell of Washington; her sisters-in-law, Bernadette Puiia and husband, Barry, of Vassalboro and Debbie Dodge and husband, Peter, of Madison; brother-in-law, Terry White and wife, Melanie, of Norridgewock; many nieces and nephews, whom she loved; Norma Jean also leaves a very dear life-long friend and sister-in-law, Minnie Martell of Kissimmee, Fla. Queenie will be missed so much by her daughter, Michele.

Norma Jean was predeceased by her mother, Cora Arlene “Dot” Cookson; her father, Dennis F. Martell; her brothers, Robert Martell and Carroll Martell; and her mother-in-law, Wanita White.

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