Norma Faye (Hutson) Carlton-Vycital October 18, 1927 – November 13, 2016 Beloved daughter-wife-mother-grandmother-friend, Surrounded by family and friends. Peacefully went to be with her Lord and Savior Norma was the fifth child of eight born in Tuskegee, OK in 1927 (the 1st hospital birth of the family) to Wesley and Lillie Ann (Carter) Hutson. Norma grew up with seven siblings in rural Oklahoma. Her father suddenly went to be with the Lord early in her childhood which encouraged her nurturing talents to assist with raising three younger siblings (Sonny, Wanda & Doris). She would later marry Toby W. Carlton in 1948, becoming a wonderful homemaker and mother in 1952 (Ronnie) and 1955 (David). She raised two boys with a husband in active military service. Relocations became status-quo, but she always kept the family close and loved them dearly. Moving to Chandler, AZ in 1962 would be the last relocation and the boys could settle into school and friends. Later after the boys were grown Norma took a position with Motorola as an executive secretary and went through an unfortunate divorce. However, she became a stronger Christian through the next 20+ years worshiping and serving at her local church. Norma retired in 1985. Norma met James (Jim) Vycital in 1991 and married on June 6, 1992. They had 24 wonderful years together traveling extensively through the US historical locations and National Parks. Norma became a grandmother in 1994 and named the first grandchild Nathan Daniel after two of her favorite Old Testament prophets. The second grandson came in 1998, Will Ross, and was to have family names after a very short discussion. She adored the grandchildren and enjoyed baking chocolate cakes, cookies, and especially “Grandma’s Medicine” (aka homemade chocolate pudding) for them on a regular basis. Jim enjoyed all the goodies as well and shared them easily with the boys (sometimes needing a little encouragement). Grandma Norma shared her love for fishing and hiking as often as possible in various locations of Arizona, and gave us many stories and memories of “the big one that got away”.
At the age of 80 Norma was lead to the mission field in Chile, a trip she always treasured and completely enjoyed. Norma enjoyed witnessing to everyone in her life. Her strong faith was, and is, an inspiration and shining light for Jesus. Norma always shared the Word. and was a faithful prayer warrior. Doctors, nurses, technicians, care givers – they all knew her faith was strong and Jesus was her Savior. Norma is survived by three siblings: JC Hutson -OK, Sonny Hutson-TX, and Doris (Hutson) Raines-TX. They would talk with and pray for each other and family on a regular basis.
She will be truly missed; her precious memory will live in our hearts forever.
Memorial Services @ First Baptist Church of Sun Lakes AZ – Nov. 28th, 2016
At Norma’s request – Donations in lieu of flowers please.