Marion Norman

[ Age 82 ] She helped found the St. James Academy library and served as librarian.

December 23, 2006

Marion B. Norman, a retired librarian who also sold residential real estate, died Thursday of complications from a stroke at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. The Baldwin resident was 82.

Born Marion Reynolds Birmingham in Baltimore and raised on 22nd Street, she was a 1942 Eastern High School graduate. She remained active with her Eastern classmates and they were still meeting more than 60 years after their graduation. She attended night school classes at the old McCoy College at the Johns Hopkins University.

Although a city resident, she joined St. James Episcopal parish in Monkton in 1942 and played center on the church basketball team for a decade.

While doing medical research at Vanderbilt University, she met her future husband, Dr. Philip S. Norman, a Hopkins specialist in allergies and immunology. They married in 1955 at St. James Church and moved to Baltimore County.

About 1966 she helped found a library at the church school, St. James Academy. She was its librarian until 1977 and also served on its board.

That year she became a real estate agent at Moore Matthews in Jacksonville and later worked at Coldwell Banker. Mrs. Norman retired in 1998.

Mrs. Norman, who rode horses near her Baldwin home, enjoyed entertaining at her home and world travel. She was a member of the Mount Vernon Club.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 30 at St. James Church, Monkton Road, in Monkton.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, Drew Norman of White Hall; two daughters, Reynolds Tenazas-Norman of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Helen Norman Elmore, also of White Hall; and five grandchildren.

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