At age 69, Norma Farris was diagnosed with stage 3B carcinosarcoma ovarian cancer, a rare and aggressive form of ovarian cancer. Despite a hard-fought two month battle, Norma passed away on November 20, 2008.
Norma leaves behind her children Novette Broughton, Jason Evans, Michelle Vollmar, Sarah Porter and their families. She was preceded in death by her husband Stan Farris on March 21, 2008.
The family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society in her honor. It is our wish to see significant advances in the cure for ovarian cancer. Perhaps our tribute can help to conquer this disease.
If you would like, you can add your name and a short message to our Guest Book. Please share any memories you may have of Norma. Thank you.
It was my great pleasure to know you for the last 15 years. I promise to take care of your daughter and grandchild now that you've gone.
Wed, Nov 26, 2008
Dearest Mom, I love you and you will always be in my heart and thoughts. I`m glad I had a chance to be here for you recently. I regret not living closer to you and not being here to really get to know you all these many years we have been apart. I know now that your in comfort and pain free. Send my love to Stan, your brothers and sisters. Next time I participate in Relay For Life, it will have more meaning to me than just my own battle with cancer.
Tue, Nov 25, 2008
Although I am so sorry and sad that you are gone, I cherish the time I was able to spend with you this year. Our mother-daughter bond was renewed over so many triumphs and tragedies, and you gave me strength when times were tough. Your love will live on in the beautiful afghans and intricate knitting you gave to us.
Please know that when I look into Amos' face, I see you and Dad. I will tell him stories about his Ammi and the wonderful time he spent getting to know you and love you in his first year of life.
I hope all of the pain and sadness is gone now, Mom, and that you are with Dad. Say hello to the family, Mom. I'll see you around the bend.