El Mirasol Hotel In Santa Barbara In 1910
Mrs. Norma Bastanchury, 1917-2017

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Bastanchury, Norma Mae Holmes, died peacefully at home in Fullerton on January 10th, 2018. She was 100 years old. 


Norma was born on June 2, 1917, the third of five daughters of Frank and Harriet Holmes; they settled in Orange County in 1923. 


Norma married Joseph Bastanchury at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fullerton on July 14, 1940. Joseph died in 1970. 


She married George McInerny in 1974. 


She is survived by her daughters, Mercedes, Jo Anne, Mary and son, Michael. Her daughter Juliet died in 2010. 


Norma enjoyed a long Real Estate career in Fullerton, she retired in 1993. Norma was a devoted mother, mother in law, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, great aunt, sister and friend to many. She was very proud of her family who will miss her very much. 


A devout Catholic, Norma had incredible faith in and constant gratitude toward God. She was an inspiration to all who knew her.


Published in Orange County Register on Jan. 16, 2018.