Nora Andersen of Hansen went to be with her Heavenly Father on September 30, 2010. She was born on August 25, 1923, the daughter of Arthur and Olive Miller Thomas. She grew up in the Dorseyville, Pittsburgh area. Nora always had a desire to become a nurse. She worked in a large department store while she studied practical nursing at night. In 1950, she received her nursing certificate and discovered that she enjoyed caring for babies after they were born rather than assisting them to be born. This led her to become a nurse/nanny, working in many private homes in which she said you don't want to stay in one home too long because you get too attached to the children and it's hard to leave them.
In 1955 Nora met Ove on one of his trucking hauls to Pittsburgh and after a two years correspondence; they were married on March 19, 1957. Nora moved to Hansen which was a different kind of lifestyle for her. Nora liked helping on the farm and doing chores. She worked several years at Universal Frozen Foods and made many good friends. She was always anxious to find new knitting or crochet patterns to keep her busy along with her garden and flowers. Nora was a member of Crossroads United Methodist Church and Royal Neighbors of America. She leaves two sisters, Cathryn Thomas of Wexford, PA and Mae Scheerbaum of Gibsonia, PA; as well as one brother, Bud (Marilyn) Thomas of Pittsburgh, PA; four nieces and seven nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ove, her parents and one sister, Margaret Baumgartel.
A celebration of her life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at Crossroads United Methodist Church, 131 Syringa Ave., in Kimberly with Pastor Gary Ross officiating. Family and friends are welcome to gather one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Services are under the direction of Reynolds Funeral Chapel, Twin Falls. The family would like to thank those who helped and visited with Nora when she was unable to get out and be as independent as she was accustomed to be. We would like to thank Roger Mothershead who so graciously assisted with her needs, and the staff of Idaho Home Health and Hospice. The family requests that if desired, donations be made in memory of Nora to Crossroads United Methodist Church. Contributions may be given to funeral chapel staff at the services.
Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.reynoldschapel.com.