MacLaren, Norma E., Alma, Michigan


Passed away Saturday morning, February 21, 2015, at Masonic Pathways, where she had resided since 2007. She was 93. Norma was born on September 20, 1921, in Roscommon County, the daughter of Andrew and Edna (Carrick) Noe. She was a 1939 graduate of St. Louis High School. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, friend, and neighbor. Always a hard worker and a good cook. She worked for several years as a laborer at Lobdell’s in Alma. She also worked at Strouse’s Shoe Store in St. Louis for many years. She married Stewart “Scotty” MacLaren in 1959. He preceded her in death as did her parents, a brother, four sisters, and a great granddaughter. Norma is survived by her daughter Barbara Decker, and son-in-law, Robert Bufford; her step-son, Larry MacLaren; three grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. As per Norma’s wishes there will be no services. www.bardenfuneralhome.com