Mrs. Etsuko (Okinaka) Norwood a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away on Tuesday February 25, 2020 at her residence surrounded by family at the age of 87. Originally from of Sendai, Japan, she resided on the Monterey Bay for over 50 years
She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, James Norwood Sr and is survived by her five sons, James Norwood Jr (Seaside, CA), Edward Norwood (Marina, CA), Robert Norwood (San Jose, CA), Thomas Norwood (Milpitas, CA) Richard Norwood (Seaside, CA) one daughter Colonel Nancy Henderson and son-in-law Colonel Jordan V. Henderson III (Kaiserslautern, Germany); three grand-daughters, Tiffany Norwood, Aliyah Henderson, and Maya Henderson; one grand-son, Timothy Norwood (wife, Tashieana Norwood) and three great-great grandchildren, Jamari Norwood, Darius Norwood and Renesmee Norwood; and one niece Patricia Francis (East Elmhurst, NY).
A stay at home wife and mother, Mrs. Norwood was a member of the Seaside Church of Christ since the mid 1970’s and enjoyed singing, sewing, and gardening. She had a wonderful sense of humor and took great pride in seeing her legacy fulfilled through grandchildren.
Services are being handled by Bermudez Family Creations and Funerals. A viewing will be conducted Friday, 6 March 2020 between 6-8 PM at 475 Washington St., Monterey, CA. A graveside service will be conducted at 1:00pm Saturday, 7 March 2020 at Mission Memorial Park 1915 Ord Grove Avenue, Seaside CA.
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