Norma Jean Hughes, age 85 passed way November 7, 2012 in Blythe, California. She was born December 13, 1916 in Altus, Oklahoma to Daniel Franklin Baird and Mamie Schuster Baird. She had worked most of her life as an administrative assistant in education. She had been residing in Salome prior to her passing. Norma was preceded in death by her husband William in 1997. She is survived by son Daniel Hughes of Ione, CA and daughter Tina Marie Hughes of Salome and grandchildren: Camille Larsen, Kacee Boch and William Hughes.