Norma (Martin) Bubb

Norma (Martin) Bubb

Manchester – Norma (Martin) Bubb, 74, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, March 5, 2020. She was the loving wife of Dale E. Bubb, to whom she was married 47 years.

She was a graduate of Conestoga Valley High School and Lancaster Business School She received her B.A. degree from Millersville State College, and two Master of Education degrees from Millersville University Graduate School.

Norma was a legal secretary prior to being an elementary school classroom teacher/reading specialist for 28 years. She was a member of Church of the Open Door, York, PA, where she was known for her love of children and music, and was active in using her skills in these areas through teaching Vacation Bible School, Awana and JoyEl’s Released Time Bible Program. She ministered in music in a variety of settings including weddings and memorial services.

Along with having a tender heart for children, Norma was also known for her love of animals. She often said she loved children and animals because of their innocence, and she had a heartfelt desire to share her love with them in any way she could.

Most of all, Norma is remembered for being a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Spending time with her family brought her such joy, and she felt blessed because of them. Norma enjoyed keeping grandma journals for her six grandchildren beginning the day of their birth, playing the piano, mastering jigsaw puzzles of 1000+ pieces, and reading.

In addition to her husband, Norma is survived by a son, David Bubb and wife Christine of East Prospect; a daughter, Laura LaQuay and her husband Tim of York; a sister, Iris Sensenig of Lancaster and six grandchildren, Abby, Ava, Arabella, Evan, Amber, and Brynlee.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 14, 2020, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Church of the Open Door, West Campus, 8 Carlisle Court, York, with Pastor Robert Riedy officiating. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of her service. Arrangements have been entrusted to Diehl Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Mount Wolf.

Memorial contributions may be made to her church, Church of the Open Door, 8 Carlisle Court, York, Pa. 17408.

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5 thoughts on “Norma (Martin) Bubb

  1. The last time our group of (mostly retired) reading teacher met for diner, Norma and I were early and spent the time sharing stories about our grandchildren and the joys of being grandparents. Just as her students were blessed to have such a wonderful teacher, her grandchildren were blessed to have her in their lives. If only it could have been until they were grown. But her love for them will live on.

  2. We will miss Aunt Norma, but rejoice for we know where she is. Much love to my family, and may you sense God’s comfort during this time.

  3. Dear Dale and family,
    How can I express my gratefulness for the memories I have of the many occasions we were able to be with Norma. I often talk about Norma and her fiance Dale driving all night from PA to SC to attend my wedding to Paul. I remember our last time together when Norma was able to subdue my “wild” kitty and get lie calmly on her lap.
    Norma joins my husband Paul and other dear friends as they have gone on before us. One day we, too, will join them and rejoice forever with our Lord and.Savior forever. What a day that will be!

  4. Dear David and family….our hearts are with you at this tender time. Reunion Day will be sweet. We will all look forward to seeing Norma again.
    Much love to you…Ron and Diane Susek

  5. God is good and he allowed us to see his goodness in and thru yourmother. always loved her piano playing ,one of the first persons we met when coming to COD. Over the years we had fun at Cleo listening to her animal stories, and christmas at her home, we know she is singing with the angels. all our love dale to you and your family. Sam and Carol

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