Norma "Jean" Handy

~ In Loving Memory of Jean and Paul Handy ~

June 8, 1930 ~ May 2, 2013

Norma Jean "Macum" Handy, 82, of Vancouver, WA, passed away on May 2, 2013. She was born in Minneapolis, MN to Al and Annie Sorenson, joining one brother and two sisters.
Jean graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1948, where she met and soon married Paul Handy in 1951.
Jean worked at Weight Watchers for many years.
Her hobbies included toll painting, rubber stamping, cooking, picking wild mushrooms, and raising toy poodles.
Just shortly after our Mother passed, our Father decided to join her.

March 14, 1930 ~ May 19, 2013

Paul "Papa" Handy was born in Minneapolis, MN to Jack and Bernice Handy.
He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1947 where he met and married his wife Norma "Jean" Sorensen.
Paul served proudly with the USAF 66th Recon Technical Squadron and was stationed in Germany.
He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor's of Science degree in 1958.
Paul worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service as a Biologist, Hatchery Manager and Budget Finance Director for the next 30 years.
His many hobbies include hunting, fishing, Lepidoptera, raising gigantic pumpkins, ceramics, gardening, woodworking, fly tying and making wine.
Jean and Paul are survived by their four children, Mark, Steve, Patrick, and favorite daughter, Missy; along with 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
There will be a celebration of their lives held at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Fri., May 24, 2013 at 12:30 p.m..
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Funeral Home

Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel
1101 NE 112th Avenue Vancouver, WA 98684
(360) 892-6060

Published in The Columbian on May 21, 2013