Norma Wells Aaron was born January 16, 1927 in Eldred, NY. She was the daughter of Ada and Earl Wells. Norma had two sisters and two brothers that pre-deceased her: Dorothy, Berniece, George and Wayne. Sister-in-law Joan Wells, eight nieces and nephews, and three stepchildren survive her.
She was married to Bill Brown until his death and C. Lynn Aaron until his death. For most of her career, Norma taught kindergarteners and first graders in New City, Liberty and Suffern, NY. One of her principals described her as a “quiet, behind-the-scenes leader, though, often, she let her real ideas be known. She was one of the most talented, capable, dedicated educators to ever teach children. They truly loved her and never wanted to let her down.”
Norma retired and moved to Seven Lakes, NC and then to Durham, NC. During her retirement, she was deeply involved at Seven Lakes Chapel in the Pine and Epworth UMC, her Croasdaile Village community, golf, traveling and more. She loved music, roses, laughed a lot and was a great cook. She listened well and chose her words carefully. She set the bar high on how to grow old gracefully. Norma gave “The Meaning of Service” church presentation, stating, “We must think more about others than we do ourselves,” and she did.
Norma Aaron passed on January 29, 2021. She was dearly loved and will be truly missed. The family is grateful for all the kind words and great stories shared for Norma’s life well lived. Norma’s service will be held in Durham’s Croasdaile Village’s chapel with Epworth UMC joining on Sunday, February 21 at 2 p.m. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, it will be live-streamed.
Join the Zoom meeting by visiting www.nccumc.zoom.us/j/98792703374, or dial toll-free at 888/475-4499. The meeting ID is 987 9270 3374.