Norma Carol Richeson-Neill (Petey)

July 19, 1936 – March 26, 2013




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Norma (daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother), passed away peacefully at UMC in Tucson after a very sudden week-long battle with pancreatic cancer.

She was born in Gary, Ind. She traveled throughout the state fairs, escorted by the “Family of the Flying Walendas” as a show girl dancer, even appearing on the Ed Sullivan Show, eventually opening a dance studio of her own, (The Norma Carol Dance Studio for Tap and Ballet).

She continued to teach dance throughout her travels after marrying her husband of 58 years, Wayne Neill, also from Indiana, a retired Navy SeaBee. (The Sailor and the Showgirl).




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