Norma Tada Heen
Norma was born on December 4, 1929, in Seattle, Washington. At the age of 12, she and her family were transported to a "Relocation Camp" in Minidoka, Idaho. At the conclusion of World War II the family was returned to home in Seattle where they were welcomed by old neighbors. Norma was awarded a Bachelor's degree in Home Economics by the University of Washington in 1953 and interned for a year at Stanford Medical School. Arriving in Hawaii in 1955, Norma was employed as a dietician at Leahi Hospital for tubercolisis patients. She left that employment when she met and married Walter M. Heen. She later spent many years in the Green Room in Dillingham Hall at Punahou School as a volunteer and also won State Chairperson's Award in 2008 from the Hawaii Democratic Party. She spent many years as the Supervisor of Logistics Department at the East West Center planning and providing for international meetings and events. Norma is survived by her husband, Walter, their son, Cameron (Natalie) Heen, grandsons, Stephen Heen, Jonathan (Rei) Heen, and Christian Heen, Norma also is survived by great-grandsons Teva, Haweo, Elias and Lucas. Private services held.
Arrangements Provided By: Oahu Mortuary
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