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Local woman celebrates 95thbirthday and receives special present

Norma Adams Furniss has spent nearly 50 years styling guest’s hair at the Bingham Memorial’s Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center salon.

On Friday, the salon was named after her during a surprise naming ceremony.

The salon, now officially called Norma’s Beauty and Barber Shop, was filled with dozens of Norma’s family and friends and Norma herself, who was also celebrating her 95th birthday.Every Friday morning since 1971, Norma volunteered as a “Pink Lady” and could be found curling, combing and styling hair and bringing joy to everyone. She has donated more than 5,000 hours of her time, and she does not intend to stop her weekly volunteer work.

“I absolutely adore Norma,” said Sheri Peck, BMH’s human resource and volunteer coordinator. “She always has a soda in one hand and a bright smile on her face. It’s an absolute pleasure to name this special place, that brings such joy and hope to so many, after her.”This special honor also coincided with Norma’s 95th birthday.

She was born Feb. 2, 1923, in Poplar, Idaho, the seventh of nine children of Edsel Hyrum Adams and Nessie Mecham Packer.

She grew up in Bingham County and graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1940.

Everyone is invited to the Moreland LDS Cultural Hall at 175 N 740 W on Saturday, February 3 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. to help Norma celebrate her special day.

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