Norma Lou Cantrell (Maloney)
Norma Lou Cantrell, 74, passed away June 23rd 2017 in Spring, TX. A memorial service is scheduled for 10:00 AM, Saturday, July 8th, 2017 at Ballard Funeral Home in Roswell, NM.
Norma was born July 1, 1942 to James Waymon Maloney and Rachel Evelyn Prichard (Halliburton) in Roswell, NM. At an early age, she moved with her family to Folly Beach, South Carolina. She eventually moved back to Roswell and graduated from Roswell High School in 1960. Norma attended Columbia College and ultimately graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1964.
August 15, 1964, Norma married Ralph Robinson Spengeman in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They were the parents of Todd Cameron Spengeman and Laura Anne Spengeman. She was active in the Junior League of Albuquerque, Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and the USGA.
Norma loved the game of golf and was an avid golfer. She played most of her golf at the golf club in Belen, NM. She had a beautiful golf swing and worked hard to perfect her game. She boasts 5 hole-in-ones and was the Women's Club Champion numerous times. She competed against some of the best golfers in the Women's New Mexico State Amateur. Throughout her adult life she supported junior golf. Norma helped to create the Goddard High School girls golf program which won a state championship in 1988. In her last few years she continued to keep up with golf on TV, rarely missing a tournament.
On June 25, 1988, Norma married Randall Keith Cantrell. They were married 28 years. The couple spent a number of years in Belen, NM until they moved to Spring, TX in 1992 with a short period in Corpus Christi before returning back to Spring, TX. She taught and led Special Education departments in a number of schools in her more than 20 years teaching. Norma retired from teaching in 2007.
Norma is survived by her husband, Randall Cantrell; son, Todd Spengeman and his wife, Darla of Sugar Land, TX and her grandchildren Trevor and Riley Spengeman; and daughter, Laura Spengeman and spouse, Paula Plesha of Sacramento, CA. Norma's brother, James Richard Dick Maloney and his wife, Mary Frances Jennings Maloney, of Roswell. Norma had a special love for their children: Jeffrey, Sally Goebel, Gregory, Andrew and Wiley Maloney.
The family would like to thank the many people who touched her heart throughout her life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to https://suncountrypga.com/foundation/donate/ in her memory.