Nadine Norton Holloway moved to heaven on March 1, 2018.

Nadine Norton Holloway moved to heaven on March 1, 2018.

The daughter of H. Mead and Hazel Norton and younger sister of Neil Norton, she was born July 26, 1930, in Shawnee. Nadine was reared on a 160-acre farm west of Shawnee and attended public school in Shawnee until transferring to The Hockaday School in Dallas, Texas, for high school.

After graduation, she enrolled in her mother’s alma mater, The University of Oklahoma, where she became very active in campus organizations. She served as president of the Class of 1952, secretary of the Student Senate, and the Scholarship and Activities Chairman for her sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma. While at OU, she served on the Union and Activities board, was active in the YWCA and Alpha Lambda, and was selected for membership in Phi Beta Kappa and Mortar Board. Her dedication to service and outstanding scholarship resulted in her being named as the Best All-Around Senior Woman at the University of Oklahoma for the Class of 1952.

After graduation, Nadine returned to Shawnee, married, worked, and reared her daughters. Believing in a life of giving to others, she was served as president of AAUW, Junior Service League, and PTA; president-elect of Altrusa; and mentored young girls for 12-years as a Camp Fire Leader. Nadine and her daughters moved to Oklahoma City in 1968. For 20 years, she was managing partner for a family business that owned 600 apartments located throughout Oklahoma, and she attained her master’s degree in library science from the University of Oklahoma. In Oklahoma City, Nadine became active in many organizations including Green Thumb Garden Club and Pen & Quill, Tuesday, and La Junta Book Clubs. She served as regent of the Colonel John Starke, Sr. Chapter of DAR; president of the Early American Glass Club, Oklahoma City Art League, Phi Beta Kappa of Oklahoma City, Redbud Club, and League Investment Club; was a founding member of the Apartment Association of Oklahoma City; and served on the boards of the Salvation Army and the English Speaking Union. Nadine also was active in many other organizations including Magna Charta, Colonial Dames, and the National Association of Royalty Owners. As a deacon of Westminster Presbyterian Church, she worked in Stephen’s Ministry, Ruth’s Circle, the Spark Tutoring Program, cooked Mobile Meals for over 20 years, and co-founded the Genesis Sunday School Class.

She felt blessed to be able to visit every continent, and loved traveling to unique locations such as Mongolia, Tibet, Tahiti, and Easter Island. Nadine and her mother were passengers on the Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary, and later, Nadine was a Concorde passenger.

One of her proudest accomplishments was the fact that she enabled her daughters and multiple granddaughters to attend college and pursue post-graduate degrees in their field of choice.

She is survived by two loving daughters and their husbands, Diane and Kirk Karnuth of Broken Arrow and Glenda and D.C. Durano of Albuquerque, New Mexico, eight loving granddaughters, three great-granddaughters, and one great-grandson.

A private, family memorial service celebrating her life and her legacy was held on March 4.

Donations in her honor may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church/Genesis Class, 4400 North Shartel Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73118.