On Monday, January 2, 2023, Norma Louise Dilley, loving partner, mother of four and devoted Huskers fan, peacefully passed away at the age of ninety.
Norma Louise was born in Dacono, Colorado on July 15, 1932, of her parents Nora and Walter Shaw. They lived in Steamboat Springs for a brief time before moving to Arapahoe, NE where she lived with her grandparents Claude and Minnie Taylor; this is where she found her love for music. Later she moved to Scottsbluff, NE where she played in the marching band and graduated from Scottsbluff High School in 1950.
After graduating high school, Norma Louise became a schoolteacher in Lisco, NE. After attending a dance, she met the love of her life, Clarence Dale Dilley and they bonded over their passion for dancing. After several months of dating they married on May 27, 1951, and to this union their four children were born: Richard, Saralyn, Rocky, and Ryan. In 1962 they moved to Oshkosh where she worked at Midwec, as a bank teller and retired as the cafeteria lady at the local grade school.
Norma Louise was known for her breads and famous coffee cake. Norma Louise was an avid owl and angel collector. As a musical enthusiast, she played the drums, piano and saxophone in both the family band, The Shaw's and the country western band, Sand Hill Wranglers. She enjoyed her later years traveling to visit her 13 grandkids, 30 great grandkids and 4 great-great grandkids.
Norma Louise was best known for her quick-witted humor, fierce determination, and generous spirit.
She was preceded in death by her parents Walter and Nora Shaw, her loving husband Clarence Dilley, her sister Colleen, and her grandson Trey Dilley.
In lieu of giving flowers, the family asks that those who are able instead make a donation to the United Methodist Church of Oshkosh in honor of Norma Louise.
Services were held January 11 in Oshkosh.
Holechek-Bondegard Funeral Home and Cremations in Oshkosh is serving the Dilley Family.
Family and friends can leave condolences at www.bondegardfunerals.com.