Norma L. Birdwell

10/11/1927 –


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  • Visitation
Date: 01/20/2020
Time: 4:00 pm
 – 6:00 pm
  • Funeral Service
Date: 01/21/2020
Time: 1:00 pm
 – 2:00 pm


Norma L. Birdwell passed away on January 18, 2020. The family will host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm today, January 20, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers in Lubbock. A celebration of her life of 92 years will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at the First Baptist Church, Silverton. Mrs. Birdwell will be at the church from 10:00 am until service time. Friends are invited to share memories and expressions of sympathy at

Norma L. Birdwell was born on October 11, 1927, to Paul and Beulah Collins in Childress, TX. Norma graduated from Snyder High School, at the age of fifteen, then attended and graduated from Hardin Simmons University in 1947 with a Bachelor of Arts in English/Journalism. After graduation, she moved to Mineral Wells, TX where she taught high school English and Journalism. In 1948, Norma married the love of her life E. A. Birdwell. They eventually settled and began their life in Silverton, TX. Norma and E.A. ranched and farmed along the caprock in Briscoe Co. Norma was a wonderful cook and homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years. Norma was active in her community and known her for kindness and hospitality.

Norma was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was known as Baba to her grandchildren, as well as all their friends. Norma’s grace and loving spirit was evident in her relationships with her friends, family, and anyone she encountered. As editor of the senior newspaper at Hardin Simmons, Norma wrote these wise words, which encompass her lifelong attitude: “Just remember the age-old phrase, ‘life is not long enough for hate and unkind words, but just long enough for love, kindness and consideration.’”

Survivors include her daughters, Paula Lisa Birdwell of Lubbock and Amy Lee Birdwell of Silverton; granddaughters, Molly Bomar Sublett and Joni Stephens; and a great-grandchild, Charles Harrison Roberts.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband of 63 years, E. A. Birdwell; and grandsons, Wil T. Bomar and Charles Emery Bomar.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations in Norma’s memory be sent to the Silverton Volunteer Fire Department .


6 thoughts on “Norma L. Birdwell”

  1. I am so sorry. Prayers for the family. EA and Norma were such wonderful people. I loved them dearly. Norma was such a wonderful and loving woman. God surely knows her worth. She is rejoicing with EA, Charley, and Wil T now in her heavenly home.

  2. Norma was such a wonderful LADY. It was a blessing and joy to get to know and be neighbor with E. A. and Norma. The visits to their home are cherished memories to Lynnette and myself.

  3. Gwen and Eldon Martin

    Our hearts are heavy with the earthly loss of Norma, but at the same time we rejoice in her entry of her heavenly home. Norma was so loved by any that knew her.

  4. Norma was such a lovely, caring special lady. She was a great neighbor to our family. Just like I could always count on EA for a Dr. Pepper anytime we ran into each other, I could always count on Norma for a kind and encouraging word. She always acknowledged special occasions with special gifts. She was a dear lady who was loved and cherished deeply. The family is in my prayers.

  5. So sorry Paula and Amy and lf course Molly and Harry. Want you to know we loved her and E.A. Like our own family. Please know we are Praying for you guys and love you all.

  6. Trina Johnson Young

    I am so sad hearing this news. Norma was an extraordinary woman who holds a very special place in my heart. Prayers and love to you all.

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