Norma Taylor (Calhoun)

Long-time Bainbridge Island resident Norma Taylor (Calhoun), age 73, died June 8 at Messenger House after a lengthy illness.

She was born Mar. 12, 1929 to Erick and Anna Skjoldli at Swedish Hospital in Seattle. She graduated from the Auburn Adventist Academy in 1947.

She met Bruce Calhoun in 1948 and they were married later that year.

They moved to Bainbridge Island in 1949 and built their dream home on the waterfront in West Port Madison, where they raised their three children.

She worked for Dr. Walter Studerus as a dental assistant and office manager for many years, before taking up the commute to Seattle to work with Dr. Harry Nyhus until her retirement in 1994.

Bruce Calhoun preceded her in death in 1980. She had a second home built in Meadowmeer, where she lived with her second husband, Glen, until 1995.

She was active in the Bainbridge Chorale for many years, as well as the Christ Memorial Church choir in Poulsbo. Her favorite piece was Handel’s “Messiah.”

She also enjoyed gardening, traveling and entertaining at her home.

She is survived by her husband, Glen Taylor of Sequim; her three children: Dave Calhoun of Steilacoom, Valerie Megargel of Bellevue and Eddie Calhoun of Bainbridge Island; and six grandchildren: Alison, Jonathon, Lindsey, Nick, Sam and Charlie.

A private memorial service will be held. Remembrances in her name can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.