Posted By:Ann Allison
Subject:Re: Linus or Petrus Norberg, Marquette County, Michigan
Post Date:February 11, 2014 at 03:18:37
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Nelda Lee Cushman, age 65, of Las Cruces, New Mexico, formerly of Greenville, Michigan died Saturday September 30, 2006 in Las Cruces Hospice Care Center. She was born in Lansing, Michigan on April 8 ,1941, the daughter of Louis and Bernadine Hale Norberg. Nelda was the founder and owner of Greenville Floral in downtown Greenville. Nelda had a passion for Greenville and was active in the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Retailers, Per Gradus Club, and Greenville Bridge groups. In 1986 she was honored as the BPW Woman of the Year. She was Co-President of the Danish Festival Board and very involved in the 25th anniversary celebration. For many years she ran the Danish Festival parade with great flourish. She also organized the Greenville Santa Claus Parade. She was a member of Greenville Community Church and was filled with a strong faith. In 2001 she moved to Las Cruces, New Mexico to begin a new adventure in life. She loved the mountains, the sun,the community, and the many wonderful friends she made there. Nelda was an aficionado of the Wizard of Oz and Judy Garland. Her tremendous collection of this memorabilia was often featured in Danish Festival Display Windows. Nelda is survived by her children; Bryan (Jamie) Cushman of Rockford, Brent (Grace) Cushman of Santa Monica CA and Kristina (Martin) Jensen of Denmark, grandchildren, Cory, Kyle, Carson, Kip and Giverney, her sisters Marley Marrs and Narda (Bobby) Crew and nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her father Louis, mother Bernadine, sister Marie Norberg and step- father Arthur Hale. Nelda was gifted with a tremendous sense of humor, caring and zest for life. Upon hearing of her terminal illness she said, "Well, I guess it's adios, amigos. I'm gonna live until I die!", which she did. Nelda's death leaves her many friends, family and acquaintances with a feeling of deep loss. She was a wonderful, colorful woman who touched others in a very special way. Memorial services will be held on Saturday October 14, 2006 at 11 AM from Hurst Funeral Home, Greenville with Rev. Dr. Harry R. Johnson officiating.