Norma Lewis departed this life on August 1, 2010. She was born in Wichita, Kansas, to Edith and Herbert Dirks. She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters Joann Bowen and Bonnie Brice. She is survived by husband David; her brother, Jack; and four children Tony Vonderhaar, Dirk, Mark and Rick Essert. She also leaves three step-children, Kristina Lewis, David Lewis and Laura Meyer; as well as numerous grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was educated at the University of Texas, the Art Student's League in New York City and Washington University in St. Louis. Her bronze sculptures and paintings are owned by private parties and institutions in Asia, Europe and North and South America. A celebration of her life will be held Friday August 27, 2010 at 2:30 pm at Vistoso Funeral Home, 2285 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd, Oro Valley. Those who would like to make a memorial gift might consider the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, 2250 E. Broadway, Tucson, AZ 85717, designated for the Splendido Scholarship Fund.