At work she was all work, but at home she was a joyous mom. Everything in Swedesboro from the fire department to the municipal works ran like a top thanks to Tanya, a borough clerk for the ages. Always a Tom Boy she excelled in sports at Upper Darby High. And she never lost her competitive spirit: if her kids beat her in board games, cards or horseshoes they knew it was a legit win. Later in life she bowled at Woodstown Lanes. Though as competitive as she was she did lose one battle. After a few cordials on her son’s 21st birthday she took on a mechanical bull: bull won, her ankle shattered. Tanya’s Tivo was full to the brim of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful. Relaxing times found her heading off to the Outer Banks, drinking a little wine, eating crabs and avoiding the beach. Her shoe collection put Imelda Marcos to shame. Even in death Tanya gave life through her organ donations with the Sharing Network.
Family vacations found three year old Tanya Norsworthy meeting a kid named Bill Goodwin who was eight. Fifteen years later they’d start dating. Their 30 year marriage was blessed by two children: Brooke (Ryan) Goodwin-Hurst and Billy . She is survived by her parents, Patricia and Kenneth Norsworthy; her parents-in-law, Bill and Charlotte Goodwin; and her sister, Nicole English( Mark)
Come celebrate 49 great years Tuesday 9-11 a.m. at Daley Life Celebration Studio, Swedesboro where there will be a storytime service at 11 a.m. Interment Lake Park Cemetery, Woolwich Twp. In lieu of flowers, donations to St Jude Hospital (Stjude.org) will be appreciated.