Norma Lee Roach, of Dowagiac

Published 9:56 am Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Aug. 7, 1920 — Nov. 2, 2015

Norma Lee Roach, 95, of Dowagiac, passed away on Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, at The Timbers of Cass County in Dowagiac, Michigan.

Norma Lee Roach

Norma Lee Roach

A celebration of life Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, at Clark Chapel & Cremation Services, 405 Center St., Dowagiac, MI with Pastor Stacy Wilder of Calvary Bible Church officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice or to Calvary Bible Church in her memory. Those wishing to leave a memory or condolence of Norma online may do so at

Norma was born on Aug. 7, 1920, in Pocahontas, Arkansas to Ferd and Lula (Armstrong) McNabb. She married William W. Roach in Pocahontas, Arkansas on Feb. 6, 1937. After William passed away in 1975, she poured herself in to her grandchildren and her many friends of the community. One of the things she enjoyed the most was co-coordinating and caring for the babies in the nursery at Calvary Bible Church where she has attended for 62 years. Norma retired from Sealed Power in 1980. She enjoyed attending the retirement parties every year. Norma was a very determined woman. She raised her six children with a strong but loving hand

Norma is survived by, three sons; Billy Roach of Dowagiac, Donald (Colleen) Roach of Dowagiac and Stephen (Debra) Roach of Eufaula, Oklahoma; two daughters, Shirley (Glenn) Stewart of Dowagiac and Phyllis (John) Valdes of Dowagiac; 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, three great great-grandchildren, and a daughter in law Marie Roach of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents, a son Charles Roach, daughter in law Sara Roach, two infant sons, three brothers and three sisters, a grandson Michael, two great-grandchildren Heath and Jill.