Norma Jean (Martin) Stoney, 88, of Troutdale, Oregon, was born in Kingsville, Texas, to Carl D. Martin and Amanda (Lamb) Martin. She graduated
from the historic Solomon Cole High School in
Corpus Christi, Texas.
Norma was employed as a Registered Nurse at
Memorial hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas. As an
RN, she also served as a lead surgical nurse with Dr.
Williams Dentistry. She served as a teacher assistant
at West Oso High School, where she advocated for
students and prepared them for success. While she
served as a teacher assistant, she was embarking on
a different career in upholstery. She never viewed
herself as a woman who wanted to slow down, upon
her move to Oregon, she decided that she needed to
be active and return to the workforce. She returned to
school to become a cosmetologist, where she worked
as a hairstylist in downtown Gresham, Oregon.
She married Alonzo Stoney, December 31, 1952,
in Corpus Christi, Texas. A long time Texas resident,
the family moved to Oregon and resided in Troutdale
over 42 years. She was an active church member at
St. Mark Methodist Church in Corpus Christi, TX,
and transferred her membership to Mill Park Baptist
Church in Portland, OR. Norma was loved by her
friends and will be missed.
She is survived by her daughters, Valerie Stoney,
Troutdale, OR, Donna Stoney, Wood Village, OR,
BeEtta Stoney & Michael Romaniszyn (son-in-law),
Manhattan, KS; sons Don Stoney, Corpus Christi, TX,
and Seth Stoney, Westminster, CA; Beverly Dixon-
Stoney (daughter-in-law) Corpus Christi, Texas;
17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, and
seven great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces
and nephews. Norma was preceded in death by her
partner of life/our father, Alonzo, daughter, Cheryl,
sons Gerald and most recently, Lawrence; father Carl
D. Martin, mother, Amanda (Lamb) Martin, brother,
Carl, Jr., sisters, Pearlie B, Vivian, and Mable, and
great-granddaughter Dataria Alexis Wade. She was
the last survivor of the Martin generation.
Visitation hours are scheduled from 11 am-5 pm,
Thursday, July 23rd, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home
at 520 West Powell Blvd. Gresham, Oregon 97030.
Her memorial service is at 11:00 am on July 24, at
Bateman Carroll Funeral Home. Interment Forest
Lawn, Gresham, Oregon, Friday, July 24, at 1:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers donations may be given to the