Powell, Norma Kay
Kay lost her 7 year battle with cancer. She was a Braniff flight attendant for 24 years. After the demise of Braniff, she worked as an executive secretary for several companies, retiring from Aviall Corp. She found retirement boring and volunteered at RHD/Dallas Medical Center for 16 years, even after her cancer diagnosis.
Kay was preceded in death by her parents Houston & Edith Powell, brother, Jim Powell, nieces Amber Leake and Angela Wood. She is survived by her beloved identical twin sister Nancy Gay Leake ( Bruce ), nephew Bruce Powell Leake, niece Debi Parham ( Phil ), sister-n-law Sue Powell, eight cousins, her Braniff Clipped B’s family and her Childress High School classmates of 65 years, her RHD volunteer group and her best friend from flight school, Amber Laws.
Kay willed her body to UT Southwestern to hopefully find a cure for her rare cancer, leiomyosarcoma. Thanks to her UT Southwestern Oncology and Palliative care team, especially Dr. Michael Folgert and Dr. Caitlin Siropaides for extending her quality of life. Laughter and friendships were at the top of her ” favorite things ” list. She will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.
A memorial service will be held in her honor on Monday June, 7 ,2021 from 1:00PM at North Dallas Funeral Home Dallas, TX 75234. Please make any donations to St. Jude Hospital, or the charity of your choice. Powell, Norma Kay
It was such a nice pleasure to meet you, and what you had planned for my father just took my breath away. It was so special to hear you tell us how he would just come over to talk with you. I think it brought him much comfort. Tha you for putting that Air Force article of him on your website. I am going to have a replica made of the painting of his plane to give you. Thank you again for all you have done to honor our dad. Love, The Gillilands
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Kay was such a sweet & lovely person. We met at Aviall ,& remained friends for 31 years. I could pick up the phone and call her anytime as it was as though we had just spoke earlier that day. Kay was a very loving & generous person. We kept contact and spoken fairly often an d especially during the last six months. Kay told me that she always enjoyed reading my annual Christmas letter. It was a pleasure knowing her all these years. Kay will be missed. I love you sweet friend. Rest in peace and no longer in pain. Thank you Lord for allowing us to met and be friends for 31 years.
It was a memorable day when I first met Kay as a reserve on the PanAm interchange bound for ORD. Most exciting 4 hour layover of my life. Entire crew went to the horse races. Kay lives on in our memories as someone who look us along in her life well lived.