Norma Jean Schmidt, 84, entered into rest July 25, 2016 in Manteca. She was born on January 23, 1932 in Kirwin, Kansas to the late Carl Gustin and Grace (Gustin) Braghetta.
Norma leaves behind her only child, Karen Cambra of Manteca. She was blessed with two grandchildren, Kimberly Berghorst (Brian) of Ripon and Aimee Cambra (Claire) of Manteca. Norma’s great grandchildren are, Breanna Cambra, Olivia Berghorst, Gavin Berghorst, Quinn Husband and Chloe Husband.
She is preceded in death by her brothers, Clifford Gustin, Richard Gustin and Henry “Jack” Braghetta. In addition, she is survived by her sister in laws, Patricia Gustin, Jackie Gustin, and Berta (Braghetta) Scharer, and lifelong best friend Marjorie Rollins.
Norma was a Manteca resident. She graduated from Manteca High School. She worked numerous jobs throughout her life, but her most memorable time was at the Sea and Sand Inn in Santa Cruz. Norma was a no nonsense kind of gal, if she felt it, she said it! A “Fire cracker” was the best description for her. She loved unconditionally and lived for every moment. She was glamorous and her fashion sense was far beyond her time. She loved her daughter more than words can say and her granddaughters and great grandchildren were her everything. She will be remembered for the spark she brought to those around her, and her zest for life. She will be truly missed.
P.L. Fry is honored to serve Norma’s family. A celebration of life will be held in her honor on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at P.L. Fry and Son Funeral Home, 290 Union Road, Manteca. She will be laid to rest at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Escalon, California.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the John Cambra AG/Mechanics Scholarship Fund, 2014 Oleander Ave., Manteca, CA 95337.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Saturday, July 30, 2016