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Norma Jane Backlund

October 15, 1922 - October 9, 2018

Norma Jane Backlund, age 95, of Wilmington, passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at her home.

She was born in Saint Paul, MN on October 15, 1922, the daughter of Robert Turner Gibbens and Ella Mae Stein Gibbens.

She is survived by her children: Ann Carpenter and Mark Backlund.  A grandson, Travis Carpenter, a sister  Nancy Smith and sisters in law, Myra Backlund and Linda Backlund. She was predeceased by her husband Donald Backlund, her son Michael Backlund and her brother Robert Gibbens.

Norma was a lifelong homemaker who loved to garden and collect sea shells. She was an active volunteer for many organizations throughout her life.  She volunteered at Good Shepard Ministries in Wilmington for many years.

A private Memorial Service is to be arranged.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.

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