Norma June Colbern died March 20, 2016 at the age of 83. She was born June 2, 1932, in Sasketchewan, Canada, to Carl and Mabel Anderson.
An Oakhurst resident for 51 years, she and her husband Ray owned Colbern’s Department Store in Oakhurst until their retirement in 1981. A registered nurse from Vancouver General Hospital, she volunteered for Sierra Ambulance Service for 17 years, beginning in 1965. She also helped to expand the Mountain Area Ski School (MASS).
Mrs. Colbern was active in the church, Women’s Golf Club, Mountain Community Women, Elks Lodge, and Mountaineer Days Committee.
She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and serving her community.
Mrs. Colbern was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Ray; and her parents.
She is survived by children Carla Glazebrook and husband Ed of Fresno, and sons Jeff, and Chris; seven grandchildren; two great-grandsons; nine brothers and sisters, and 27 nieces and nephews.
Memorial details are pending.