The youngest of three children, she was born February 24, 1960, in Sitka, Alaska, to Norman and Barbara (Young) Hickok. Normajean lived with her family in Alaska, Rhode Island, and Washington throughout her childhood.
In 1977, in Newport, R.I, Normajean was blessed with a daughter, Tiffany René Hickok. A son, Richard Norman (Ricky) Hickok, was born in Oakland, Calif. in 1991. Normajean became the proud “Grammie” of Whitney Monet Jefferson, in 1997. She was very devoted to her children and adored her granddaughter. She took care of many children in the Oakland, Calif. area as a daycare provider, and those children were always her kids. After her children were in school, Normajean worked for Roy McDonald Associates. In 1996, Normajean went to work for a neurology practice as the office manager. In September 2013, she moved to Thompson Falls to be near her parents.
Normajean loved learning. She learned to take care of and doctor hundreds of orphaned newborn kittens, bottle-feeding and nurturing them to an age where they could be given to their forever homes.
Other skills Normajean liked to learn about were beading, crochet, sewing, reading and gardening. One of her biggest joys was to give away her handiwork to her friends and family.
Normajean’s greatest satisfaction in life was serving and helping others. She was always willing to give of her money and especially of her time to worthy causes. One cause she especially loved working for was Relay for Life in the Oakland/San Francisco Bay area.
Survivors include her daughter, Tiffany René (Roosevelt) Jefferson of Lafayette, Calif,; son, Richard Norman (Ricky) Hickok of Alameda, Calif.; granddaughter, Whitney Monet Jefferson of Lafayette, Calif.; parents, Norman and Carolyn (Roth) Hickok of Thompson Falls; siblings, Yvette (William) Woodward of Gillette, Wyo., Lorrie Hickok of Eugene, Ore., Rodney Hickok of Kalispell, Tami Mackay of Milwukie, Ore., Kyle Hickok of Captain Cook, Hawaii, and Terri (David) Hunter of Couer d’Alene, Idaho; 18 nieces and nephews, three great-nieces and great-nephews, and her beloved cats, Peanut and Max. She was preceded in death by her sister, Darla Sutton, and a nephew.
A memorial service celebrating Normajean’s life will be held October 10 at the Thompson Falls Christian Church, at 1:30 p.m., a reception will follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life or TRACS.