CHINA, ME--Following a brief illness, Norma Jean Northrup Young passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, with her family by her side. \r\n\r\nShe was born on October 26, 1940. The day she was born her father said, “It’s a Honey”, and it stuck with her family and they continued to call her Honey throughout the years.\r\n\r\nNorma graduated from Erskine Academy in 1958; she then was employed with the State of Maine as a Secretary in the Economic Development Department. Once leaving that position, she was a stay at home mom for several years. In the early 70’s, she started working at the China Elementary School in the kitchen, and retired in 1979. \r\n\r\nShe and her husband of 56 years spent many years camping at Sherwood Forest Campsite in New Harbor, Maine. In earlier year’s winter months were spent snowmobiling and ice fishing with their children and many of their friends. She loved cooking, baking sweets, knitting, and her flower gardens. \r\n\r\nShe had a grandson and two great grandchildren and always looked forward to their visits. She had a smile that just warmed your heart. Norma could always find good in every situation. She truly loved everyone and was loved by many. We were so blessed to have such a wonderful wife, mother, and friend in our lives. She will be sadly missed.\r\n\r\nShe was predeceased by her parents, George and Mae Northrup; her brothers, Clay Northrup, and Donny Northrup; and two sisters, Lois Fossett and Lorna Lyles.\r\n\r\nNorma is survived by her husband, Harland Young of China, ME; her son, Alan Young of China, ME; her daughters, Angela Young of Augusta, ME, and Ann Young of South China, ME; her grandson, Devin Young of Wisconsin; her great grandson, Brayden Young of Augusta, ME; her great granddaughter, Aaliyah Young of Augusta, ME; her brothers, Wayne and Wife Wendy Northrup of Jefferson, ME, and Dale Northrup and his companion, Charlotte of Dresden, ME; her sister, Marie Lee of Jefferson, ME; her sister in-law, Brenda Young Allen of Augusta, ME that she always said, she couldn’t ask for a better sister in-law and loved her just like a sister. She also had several nieces and nephews that she loved dearly.\r\n\r\nPer her request, there will be a graveside service at the China Extension Cemetery, China Neck Road, on Friday, October 2, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. for family and friends.\r\n\r\nIn lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the China Volunteer Fire Department or China Baptist Church.