Nora J. Coffman

Published 4:26 pm Tuesday, July 13, 2021

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Mrs. Nora Jean Houser Coffman, age 81, a resident of Washington, NC, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 3, 2021, at Vidant Medical Center.  

Mrs. Coffman was born in McConnellstown, PA on January 3, 1940, and was the daughter of James Ambrose and Helen Margaret (Householder) Houser, both of whom preceded her in death.  

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Coffman was preceded in death by a son, Frederick Todd Coffman, a sister, Anna Louise (Houser) Carlock and a brother, James Albert Houser.

Surviving are her husband, whom she married on June 4, 1960, Frederick Eugene Coffman, two sons, Douglas Chalmer Coffman of Johnson City, TN, and Donald Frederick Coffman of Colorado Springs, CO; her brother, John Ray Houser of Fort Walton Beach, FL and sister, Donna Mae (Houser) Kreider (Ernie) of Bellville, PA.

Mrs. Coffman was a retired blueprint machine operator and a member of First Church of Christ of Washington and served on the Alzheimer’s Walk Board. She received an honorary degree from the University of Hard Knocks in ‘Honey-Do List Management’ This tasked Fred throughout their marriage to add comfort and convenience to everything they owned.

Condolences may be offered by visiting In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation in Mrs. Coffman’s memory to the Dementia Alliance of North Carolina at

At this time, no in-person services will be held.  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Coffman family.