An only child of a dysfunctional family, her incredible faith, upbeat view of the world, and "can do" work ethic provided the catalyst to a better life. She married Tom Norton in 1953 and moved several times from coast to coast in support of his career. Their children all graduated from college and pursued their careers in various fields. Once a widow, she dedicated her life to her children until she met Frank Pratt who she married. Together they began an incredible adventure of travel and touring with his Model-T Ford as a constant companion.