Heather A. Norman, 45, of Dubuque, passed away Monday, June 13, 2016, at her mother’s home, surrounded by her mother and two sisters, in the gentle care of Hospice of Dubuque. She died with great poise, elegance, and wisdom beyond her years.
Heather was born September 27, 1970 in Dubuque, the daughter of Wayne A. Norman Jr. and Kathryn A. (Urell) Norman.
She graduated from Dubuque Senior High School in 1989, and went on to earn a B.A. in Art from the University of Iowa, graduating in 2000. Heather went on to earn her J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, MN in 2006, where she received honors in her area of specialty, Intellectual Property.
Following law school, Heather joined her father in practice at the Norman Law Firm P.C. She was a member of the Iowa State Bar Association, and served for one year as President of the Dubuque Chapter.
While attending the University of Iowa, Heather met and married Mark Cone, and although they later divorced, they remained close friends until his death from a terminal illness in September of 2015.
Art was a passion for Heather, and she was employed as curator at the Dubuque Museum of Art from 2000-2003, during which time she started Art After Hours. She was also an accomplished artist, and had a very successful art show in 2001 at the University of Dubuque.
Heather was a talented ballerina, and danced with the Heartland Ballet from the age of 6 until she was 18. She danced several leads in various productions, and also danced with the Joffrey Ballet in Iowa City for a summer.
Heather was a gifted poet, and a talented hostess and cook. She was a wonderful daughter, sister, niece, aunt, and godmother to her nephew Owen. Her spirit and her infectious laugh will be deeply missed.
Heather is survived by her mother, Kathryn Norman of Dubuque; two sisters, Sarah E. Norman of Boston, MA, and Jennifer S. (Erik) Edwards of Milwaukee, WI; and two nephews, Owen and Elliott Edwards.
She was preceded in death by her father, Wayne A. Norman Jr.; her paternal grandparents, Wayne and Edith Norman; and her maternal grandparents, Frank Urell and Marjorie (Urell) Erhart.
Memorials may be given to the Dubuque Museum of Art; Two by Two; and Hospice of Dubuque.