You are here

Norma Biggar ’70

Norma Biggar completed life's journey Nov. 22, 2016. She was a caring, loving person with many interests. As an avid hiker, she sought out new destinations and truly enjoyed their beauty.

  She seldom found a trail too tiring or difficult. Landscaping, propagating native desert plants, photography, biking, reading and exploring foods from different nationalities were dear to her. Folk dancing was a true passion, which led her to initiate and foster the growth of the Contra, Old English and Scottish dance communities in southern Nevada. She remained a key figure in sustaining these organizations.

  Enriching her love of the music and dance, she added another dimension, that of becoming a dance caller. She had a desire for travel that led her to explore all the continents. Norma's recent journeys have been researching the geology along some major state highways in order to co-author Roadside Geology of Nevada.

  As a career geologist, she was a member of the Association of Engineering and Environmental Geologists, Geological Society of America, Association of Women Geologists and the Geological Society of Nevada.

  Norma was a strong, independent and unique person who had a subtle way of sharing her knowledge and quietly drawing others into different spheres of interest.

  She was loved, and will be remembered and missed by family, friends and all who knew her. Celebration of life was at the Springs Preserve in Las Vegas.  In lieu of flowers, consider a donation in Norma's memory to a charity of your choice or to brain tumor research at the Musella Foundation in Hewlett, NY.