Norma Barbara Kohlrus (Walker) Aguilar, 89, lifetime Sheridan resident, passed away at Westview Health Care Center on Friday, June 14, 2019. Norma was born on July 1, 1929 to Alma (Kohiruss) Hoffman and William Hoffman in Sheridan, WY. Norma was an only child and was raised by her Mom, Maternal Grandparents and Aunt Bertha. She graduated from Sheridan High School in 1947.
Norma married Kenneth W. Walker on September 4, 1948 in Sheridan. They were blessed with five children. It was always funny that when Norma got married, she didn’t know how to boil water! She became an excellent cook, canner, seamstress and entertainer which she learned from Kenneth’s Mom. Kenneth died on October 30, 1972. Norma and Blanche Zowada owned and operated Holiday House Ceramics in the 1970’s. They taught ceramic classes in Sheridan and on Casper Mountain at the Blind Camp. This where she met Max.
Norma and Max Aguilar were married on August 7, 1976 in Sheridan. During their marriage, they got to travel tomany places, owned The Blue Jay Chik Inn and delivered the Sheridan Press in downtown Sheridan. Norma also worked at Brown Drug whre she got her Cosmetology License. Max died on April 30, 2016.
Norma was a lifetime member of BPOE Does Lady Auxiliary and the VFW, whre she was past president. In her younger days she was an avid competitive bowler. She drove in the Powder Puff Stock Car Races in the 1950’s in Sheridan. She enjoyed being a stay at home Mom, loved her family and was very proud of them.
Norma had been a resident of Westview Health Care Center since January 2018, where she most always had a smile on her face and loved going to Bingo.
Norma was preceded in death by her Mother, Alma Wallace: Stepfather, Herschel Wallace; Maternal Grandparents Pete and Barbara Kohlrus; Aunts, Bertha Buckley and Lenora Kohlrus; Uncle, Ed Kohlrus; Husbands, Kenneth Walker and Max Aguilar.
Norma is survived by her children, Wayne Walker, Marla Garriffa, Sue (Jim) Bremkamp, David (Gretchen Stephens) Walker and Ronnie (Chery) Walker, all of Sheridan. She is also survived by Grandchildren: Greg Norskog, Michelle Garriffa, Colleen Garriffa, Danny (Chalis) Bremkamp, Stacy (Phil) Parker, Holly (Kyle O’Dell) Walker and Trent Walker and nine Great Grandchildren.
Norma’s family would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the staff at Westview for the good care she received while being a resident. Norma will be missed by all who got the privilege to know her.
We Love You Mom and Will Miss You!
Norma’s remains will be buried next to Kenneth in the Elk’s Section at Sheridan Cemetery in a private family service at a later date.
Memorials may be made to The HUB, 211 Smith Street, Sheridan, WY or to the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter, 84 East Ridge Road, Sheridan, WY 82801
Concolences may be sent to 3 Home Ranch Place, Sherian, WY 82801.
Online condolences may be written at www.kanefuneral.com.
Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with local arrangements.