Norma Adeline Walden was born on Dec. 20, 1931, in Prague and departed this life on Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, in Tulsa at the age of 85.

Norma Adeline Walden was born on Dec. 20, 1931, in Prague and departed this life on Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, in Tulsa at the age of 85.

Norma, the daughter of Henry Clay and Grace Mabel (Guffey) States, was a resident of Muskogee.

Norma married Carmon "Bill" Walden on March 7, 1949, in Van Buren, Arkansas.

The last years of her life Norma was a resident of the Eastgate Health Care Center in Muskogee, where the staff treated and loved her so much. She cherished her friendship with co-nursing home residents Mary, Dot and Billy.

Norma was a faithful member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

The greatest joy of Norma’s life was her grandchildren. She loved her pets and was an avid basketball fan. Norma was a firecracker who made it a point to be at every sporting event that her grandkids participated in, and she made her presence known being the loudest person in the stands. She loved life and was her happiest when she was with her family, whether it was at a sporting event, singing to her grandkids or if it was simply sitting in her living room or around the kitchen table.

Norma's parents, husband and two brothers Bob States of Prague and John States of Lenapah, Oklahoma, preceded her in death.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law: Tim and Vicki Walden of Carson, Oklahoma; daughters and sons-in-law: Cecelia and Gary Stodola of Carrollton, Texas, and Brenda Brashears of Warner, Oklahoma; brother: Pastor Jerry States of wife, Pat, of Shawnee; sister: Velma Harris of Prague; five grandchildren: Lisa, Shayne, Summer, Jared, and Destria; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many other family and friends.

The Walden family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 5, at Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Prague.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 6, at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague with Pastor Perry Flerchinger officiating. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.