Beloved mother, daughter, sister, friend, and affectionately known as “Grandma P”, passed away from Alzheimer’s disease on Friday, March 2, 2018. She was born on December 29, 1932 at the Lutheran Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri to parents, Arthur Raymond and Leah Clara Muench Queen.
The oldest of three children, Norma was raised and lived the majority of her childhood in Perryville, MO and relocated to San Antonio in 1950. She loved watching marching bands and listening to their music, ballroom dancing and had a passion for traveling, reading, caring for her cats, helping people, and watching golf. She instilled the value of education and was extremely proud of her children and grandchildren who graduated with degrees in various professions. She was always supportive and would lend a hand to assure that each completed the necessary elements to graduate college.
In 1966, she moved to Helotes from San Antonio where she and her husband opened Pittman & Pittman Bookkeeping & Tax Service, and eventually owned and operated the Helotes General Store where you could buy a 5¢ cup of coffee. Norma was in her element meeting people and helping them in any way she could. Norma became involved with the Helotes Optimist Club in 1990 and held many positions which included President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Lt. Governor of the South Texas Region. Her favorite Optimist Club activities were the Classy Chassis Car Show, and for several NISD schools; she loved hosting the Bicycle Rodeo as well as supporting the Safety Patrol and Red Ribbon Week. Norma was awarded the National PTA Life Achievement Award not once but twice from two different campuses. She was never happier than when she was serving strawberry shortcake as a fundraiser at the Helotes Cornyval.
Norma was preceded in death by her parents; her nephew, Michael Maus; her brother-in-law, Fred Maus; and the father of her children, Philip J. Pittman. She is survived by her beloved children: Peggy Erback (Ken), Phillip J. Pittman II (Judy), Susan Dullnig (Pat), Ann Wienecke (Mike) and Sherri Lowrie (James); cherished grandchildren: Sandra Weems (Chris), Lauren Pittman (Tyler), Erin Dominguez (David), Courtney Squier (Andrew), Allison Lowrie, Brooke Lowrie, Kyle Wienecke, Sam Wienecke, Stacy Pittman, Claire Lowrie; treasured great grandchildren: Blayne Andrews, Ben Pittman, Colten Weems, Ryker Weems, Luke Pittman and a new great granddaughter due in May; siblings: brother, James Queen (Mary Ann) and sister, Barbara Maus; niece, Caryn Maus; and nephews, Robert Queen and Randal Queen.
Thank you to the caregivers at Bader House and Holy Savior Hospice for their amazing, loving care of our dear mother.
THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018
ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH
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