Norma Morales BeckerNorma Morales Becker, 87, of Marietta, Georgia, formerly of Merritt Island, Florida, passed away Monday, September 23, 2013 after a brief illness. Norma was born March 5, 1926 in New York, New York. She graduated from Industrial Art High School and Traphagen School of Design in New York City, where she studied art and fashion design. Norma was an early-adopter of new technology before the term even existed. She was the first person in the family to own a movie camera, video camera, desktop computer, laptop, notebook, and Kindle. Norma was hard-working. She delivered newspapers. She worked as an office manager, an airline reservations agent, and a Pinkerton detective, rooting out smuggling at LaGuardia Airport in New York. She and her brother Lou Morales drew strips and did hand lettering for comic books written by Stan Lee. She created hand-lettered window-sized ads for auto parts stores, hardware stores, building supply centers, and other businesses in the Merritt Island area.
Norma loved people. Her husband Lawrence Becker's 20 year Air Force career took their family to Alexandria Virgina, Upper Marlboro Maryland, Waipio Hawaii, Grand Forks North Dakota, and Satellite Beach Florida, where she hosted Bunko parties, birthday parties, card parties, and