Norma Jean Chance, 90, of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas

Norma Jean Chance, 90, of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018, in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas.


Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at noon.


Mrs. Chance was born September 12, 1927, in Spirit Lake, Idaho, to Willard Roy Marty and Mary Mareta Ditton Marty. She was employed with the US Census Bureau, where she retired as a District Supervisor after twenty five years of service. Her hobbies include crocheting and reading. Mrs. Chance attended Christ of the Hills United Methodist Church in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, and formerly attended Union Baptist Church in Harrison, Arkansas.


She is survived by


Gerald Chance of Clarksville, Virginia

Jimmie Chance of Houston, Texas

Ralph Chance and wife, Kristi, of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas

Randy Chance of Broomfield, Colorado


Several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren


Preceded in death by

Husband: Larry Chance

Parents: Willard Roy Marty and Mary Mareta Ditton Marty

Grandchildren: Keith Chance, Jason Chance

Great Grandson: Michael Chance

Sister: Donna Marty


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