RIP: Norma Stowell

Schroon Laker Norma D. Stowell, a huge part of the community -- for here tireless efforts working at the school to the fire department --  passed away quietly on February. 21, 2017.

Her friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of her life at the Schroon Lake Fire Department in Schroon Lake from 2 pm to 4 pm on April 22, 2017.

From Norma’s official obit:

Born in Ticonderoga on Aug. 20, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Leonore Johndrow (Witzemann) of Schroon Lake, where Norma resided for most of her life, and was well loved in the community. She was a mom to many during her lengthy employment at Schroon Lake Central School and enjoyed a close relationship with many of the students and teachers there. In her later years, she was an employee of the Schroon Lake Volunteer Fire Department and was proud to contribute to the efforts of the fine men and women who served the emergency needs of their fellow citizens. She was a lifelong member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Schroon Lake and a believer in acts of kindness towards others. She was a talented musician and a lover of all God’s creatures. She possessed a sharp-witted sense of humor and always appreciated a good laugh.

Mrs. Stowell was predeceased by her husband, Stanley B. Stowell and her daughter Joan J Broughton. She is survived by her two daughters, Deborah L. (Gary) Wallace of Chestertown, and Judith A. (Michael) DeZalia of Voorheesville; 5 grandchildren, Travis (Jess) Wallace, Jaime (Chris) Tierney, Joshua Wallace, Amanda (Jamison) DeZalia Burks, and Kelsey DeZalia; 4 step children, Michael R. Stowell, Andrew (Tracey) Stowell, Marie (Mark) Noeth, and Benjamin Stowell; five step grandchildren, Elizabeth Stowell, Sayre and Tanner Stowell, and Ethan and Evan Staats; and two great grandchildren, Zoe & Cameron Wallace. Norma was also looking forward to the arrival of her newest great grandson, Oliver, expected this May.

No calling hours were arranged as Norma’s decision to make a selfless gift for the benefit of others to Albany Medical Center Hospital. Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of her life at the Schroon Lake Fire Department in Schroon Lake from 2 pm  to 4 pm, on April 22.

Memorials may be made in Norma’s name to the North Country SPCA, PO Box 55, Elizabethtown, NY 12932 or the Schroon Lake Emergency Squad, 28 Industrial Drive, Schroon Lake, NY 12870. To express online condolences please visit