March 4, 1965 – February 1, 2021
Norma Banuelos Haugen passed away on February 1, 2021. She was born on March 4, 1965 in San Benito, Texas. She was the quintessential wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend to all who knew her in this life. In every decision she made, she made with the people that she loved in mind. In everything she did, she always gave her all.
Norma had a passion for living and she always lived her life to the fullest. Early in her life she was a born leader. In school she was a leader of multiple school organizations such as the “Short Peoples Club” and many others. She ran on the track team and loved being outside and enjoying nature. Norma loved to read and was an excellent writer. She was an artist in every facet of her life.
After graduating from high school, Norma worked as a cosmetologist while she pursued her university studies and graduated with a degree in Respiratory Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch. She worked many years as a Respiratory Therapist. She eventually wanted to return to cosmetology and being the ambitious and driven person that she was, she decided to start her own business, Clear Lake Hair Company.
Norma married her high school sweetheart, John. Norma and John are true soulmates who were perfect partners in life and thoroughly enjoyed and cherished every moment that they spent together. The love they shared for each other was unparalleled and unbreakable.
Norma and John had two children, Jacqueline, and Kenny. Norma’s world revolved around her family. She loved to spoil her kids and no matter how much time she spent with them; it would never be enough. She was always focused on doing everything she could to make her children happy and help them accomplish their goals.
Norma’s father passed away when she was 5 years old. This early loss attributed to the strong bond that Norma, her mother, and her siblings maintained throughout her life. She deeply treasured the relationships she had with her mom, sisters, brothers, nieces, and nephews.
Norma had many lifelong friends that were all like family to her as well. These friends were a big part of her everyday life and brought her tremendous joy.
Norma had a huge passion for rescuing and caring for animals. Everyone who knew her knows that any dog, cat, turtle, or any other animal that crossed Norma’s path had just hit the jackpot. Norma provided her pets with a life of luxury that most people don’t ever even get to experience. She loved all living creatures and would have adopted them all if John would have let her.
Norma loved to dance and have parties; she would look for any reason to celebrate. She loved being happy and being with the people she loved. She fit a full and complete life into less years than most. We will miss the way she would light up the world around her anywhere she would go.
Norma joins her father, mother, her sister and her brother in heaven. She is in the presence of our Lord Jesus and is now at peace, free of all pain.
Norma was preceded in death by her parents, Hipolito Banuelos and Josefina Banuelos Garza, her sister Cynthia Banuelos and her brother Andy Garza.
She is survived by her husband John Haugen, her daughter Jacqueline Haugen, her son Kenny Haugen, her sisters Leonor Jackson, Brenda Niekamp, Marissa Lueken and her brother Reuben Garcia.
A private celebration will be held.