Funeral services for Norma Jean Carr, 69 year old former Buffalo resident who passed away Sunday at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Harness Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo with Bob Moore officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on from 1 until 9 p.m. Friday and 8 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Interment will be in Willow Grove Cemetery with graveside services to follow the funeral. Donations in Norma Jean’s memory may be made to the Bread of Life Food Pantry in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. Online condolences may be made at www.harnessfuneralhome.com
Norma Jean (Bulkley) Carr, was born Jan. 19, 1950 in Sheridan to Norman and (Lula) LaVern (Slaybaugh) Bulkley. Early childhood was in the Buffalo and Arvada area of northeastern Wyoming.
In 1961 her step-father moved the family to Buffalo where she attended the Upper Johnson Creek rural school. Norma Jean graduated from Johnson County High School with the class of 1968. After high school Norma Jean attended the National College of Business, graduating in 1970. Throughout college she worked for the Trailway Bus Company in Rapid City.
In 1971 Norma Jean married Fred A. Lund from Kaycee. To this marriage two children were born, Shane and Misti. While living in Kaycee, Norma was a successful Avon lady. Fred and Norma divorced in 1976. In 1979 Norma Jean married David Mooney from Moorcroft. Son Nathan was born to this union which included three half-sisters, Jacque, Jennifer and Aarron. Norma continued her education becoming a sought after beautician in the Gillette and Moorcroft area. They later divorced and Norma Jean moved to the Powell area before relocating to Washington, and then back to Idaho, finally finding her way back to her native Wyoming. She was married in 2010 in Casper to Alan Carr and they made their home in Casper. For years Norma worked road construction for Oftedahl Construction out of Casper, traveling extensively for them. She left the construction zone for their office, where she retired from in 2011. They continued to live in Casper until her death
Norma Jean loved to dance and was a competitive bowler, a green thumb in the garden, an avid canner, enjoyed target shooting, but most of all a loving wife, mother and grandma.
Norma Jean is survived by her husband, Alan Carr of Casper; two sons, Shane Lund (Casper) and Nathan Mooney (Greybull); two daughters, Misti Dawn Firkins (Cheyenne) and Jacque Mooney (Powell); six grandchildren, Jeffrey, Valicity, Ivy, Makaylla, Kairi and Kaiden. Norma Jean is also survived by her six siblings, Don (Connie) Bulkley, Floyd (Dixie) Bulkley, Clarence (Cheryl) Bulkley, Dale (Jeanne) Bulkley, Linda (Tom) Lulias, and Janice Keffer. She was preceded in death by her parents Norman Bulkley, LaVern Ritchie, and stepfather W. W. (Bill) Ritchie.