Norma Ellen Shrewsbury Sandridge Waldbauer
Norma Ellen Shrewsbury Sandridge Waldbauer
  • September 2, 1922 - August 30, 2017
  • Winston Salem, North Carolina

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Norma Ellen Shrewsbury Sandridge Waldbauer passed away peacefully on August 30, 2017 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, just 4 days shy of her 95th birthday.
Norma was born September 2, 1922 in Montgomery, WV to James and Hazel Shrewsbury. As a youth she excelled in sports and music. She was on the girls' basketball and gymnastics teams and played drums at Montgomery High School. She then attended West Virginia Tech and ultimately received her RN degree from her beloved University of Virginia. She was a rabid Cavaliers fan. It was there that she met her first husband, Rev. Edward Sandridge. During that time, she also served in the Nurses Cadet Corps in World War II.
She lived most of her adult life in Richmond, VA. After Ed's untimely death in 1961, she became the school nurse for many years at Henrico High School. It was there that she met her second husband, Fred Waldbauer.
She was an active member of Chamberlayne Baptist Church in Richmond. While there she founded the "Friends" Sunday School class for Special Needs adults as well as "The Norma Waldbauer Group Home for Adult Women".
She moved with Fred and her son, Jimmy, to Winston Salem, NC in 1996. She became an active member of Old Town Baptist Church. She enjoyed attending her bible study classes and socializing with her bowling friends. She bowled a 200 game while in her 80's.
She was very proud of her West Virginia roots and often returned to Montgomery to visit relatives and attend high school reunions. She was a devout Christian and she lived a long, energetic, and fulfilling life.
She was predeceased by her parents, her two beloved husbands, her sister Jean Tupman, and special cousin Betty Vickers. She is survived by her sons Jimmy and Steve (Ellen) Sandridge of Winston Salem, NC and grandchildren Drew (Samantha) Sandridge of Kill Devil HIlls and Julia Sandridge of Durham and 2 special nephews Martin Tupman of Shawnee, KS and Rob Tupman of Louisville, KY.
Gifts in her memory may be made to the Chamberlayne Baptist Church in Richmond or Old Town Baptist Church in Winston Salem. A memorial service will be held at Old Town Baptist Church at a date to be determined.