Norma Jean Bauerschmidt


Age: 91

retired World War II veteran who decided to take a cross-country RV trip instead of undergoing cancer treatment (more than 400,000 people followed her journey with her son and daughter-in-law on her "Driving Miss Norma" Facebook page) whose final stop was San Juan Island, Washington when her daughter-in-law wrote on the page that she decided to take the trip in 2015 after being told that surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy were the likely treatment for her tumor, but who began hospice care after arriving in the San Juan Island town of Friday Harbor in August 2016.

Cause of Death: Uterine cancer

Born: March 31, 1925

Died: September 30, 2016

Friday Harbor, Washington