Norma Sue Alpine

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Born in Bloomington, Indiana on October 15, 1935

Departed on October 30, 2019 and resided in Plainfield, IN

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Norma Sue (Walden) Alpine, 84, was called home to the Lord on October 30th, surrounded by her loving family.

Born October 15, 1935 in Bloomington, IN to Charles Walden and Rosetta “Rose” (Neal) Walden. She was a graduate of Bloomington High School in 1953. Norma met her husband while attending church. They married September 1, 1957. They were longtime residents of Plainfield, IN, where they raised their family. She retired from AT&T where she worked for 28 years. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Norma was an avid reader, loved playing cards, Atari, and enjoyed being on a bowling league with a few of her friends. Her family will remember her most for being affectionate, independent, and fun loving. She loved to greet others with a friendly “Howdy Do-dee!”

She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Rose Walden; husband of 48 years, Harvey J. Alpine; daughter, Cynthia Rose Alpine (4 months); siblings, Martha Chambers, Joseph Walden, Marjorie Tincher, Mary Elmore, and Harriet Walden. Surviving to cherish her memory are her sister, Janet “Jan” Dalton; children, Kathryn (Roger) Roe, James Alpine, Beverly (Mark) Burzlaff, and Jennifer (Brad) Franklin; grandchildren, Stephanie (Bill) Lovett, Elizabeth Roe, Lindsey (Brian) Trivett, Kate Burzlaff, Steven (Cassie) Alpine, Megan Burzlaff, Nicholas Franklin, Samantha Franklin, and 10 great-grandchildren; as well as a host of extended family and friends.

All are welcome to visit Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 12-2 PM at Flanner Buchanan - Decatur Township, 5463 Kentucky Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46221. Funeral Services will take place at 2 PM at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest at Floral Park Cemetery immediately following services.

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  1. Bruce W. Buchanan November 1, 2019 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    There are few things more difficult than dealing with the loss of a loved one. I am honored that you have chosen our family to care for your family during this time. Please let me know if there is more we can do to help celebrate your loved-one’s life.

    My Warmest Regards,

    Bruce W. Buchanan
    4th Generation Owner
    Since 1881

  2. Dottie Short November 1, 2019 at 5:21 pm - Reply

    You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Lucy Archer November 2, 2019 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    Candle 1So sorry for your loss.

  4. Shirley Ross November 3, 2019 at 1:16 am - Reply

    Candle 1There are people who flow in and out of your life who leave footprints on your heart. And if you’re lucky enough there are some who find a corner of your heart and snuggle in filling you with the warmth of their love. I am so fortunate to have known and loved Norma but even more to have been loved by her. She will hold a very special place in my heart forever. I will miss her always. My heart and most sincere condolence goes out to her beloved family whom she truly adored.

  5. Jennifer (Suzie) Roberts November 3, 2019 at 11:38 am - Reply

    My best love and condolences to Bev and all the family. I remember your mother being the most warm and loving person. May those memories sustain you during this difficult time.

    And now your face is turned to God,
    You stretch out from earth to him,
    As in the days, when the whole of you
    Already was leading toward him.
    -Pasternak

    • Rachel Zachary November 3, 2019 at 8:31 pm - Reply

      Candle 2Sending all my love to your family during this time. Where words fail, God’s love will prevail.

  6. Patty Thomas November 3, 2019 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    Candle 4Norma was a wonderful person. I’m sorry for such a loss. Prayers to all her family and friends.

  7. Rachel Zachary November 3, 2019 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    Candle 2Sending all my love to your family during this time. Where words fail, God’s love will prevail.

    • Paula Howell November 4, 2019 at 9:51 am - Reply

      Candle 1Aunt Norma, you will be so missed. I have wonderful memories to cherish. I love you!

  8. Chad Nikirk November 4, 2019 at 8:15 am - Reply

    Candle 1So sorry for your loss.

  9. Lynn Adams November 4, 2019 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    Candle 1Kathy, Roger, Stephanie and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear this news. Prayers and hugs to all of you at this time. Please find comfort in the those sweet babies to hug and squeeze,
    Prayers,
    Philip, Lynn, Nick and Catie Lea Adams

  10. Kelly Wilson November 4, 2019 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    Candle 6Steve,
    Ryan and I are sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts.

  11. Pat Flynn November 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    Candle 6I really hate to see this. Sending prayers and comforting hugs to your family.

  12. Fred & Lori (Roe)Ocegueda November 4, 2019 at 8:38 pm - Reply

    Praying that you each have special memories that make you smile. May God bless you all tomorrow and always.

  13. C.Deano Lennon November 4, 2019 at 10:57 pm - Reply

    Rest in peace Aunt Norma ,, Godspeed ,until we meet again ……

  14. Geri Woudema November 5, 2019 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers to the families of Norma Alpine . She was a very wonderful person..

  15. Geri Woudema November 5, 2019 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    so sorry for your loss. Prayers to the families.

  16. Judy Carr-Dirlam November 6, 2019 at 8:46 am - Reply

    I have cherished everyone of these pictures on this wonderful Video. I’ve shed tears of joy and also of sadness. I loved Aunt Norma. In many ways we were alike. I especially have enjoyed the photos of all the Walden ladies. So great to see my Mother with her sisters surrounded by love and laughter. I wish we could have had more time together, but so memories of being with Aunt Norma will forever live in my heart. Sending love to her immediate family . I know she’s with my Mother now and totally at peace!!!

  17. Janice Chamberlin November 6, 2019 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    Condolences. Sending prayers for family. Peace be with you.

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