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Norma Dobler Edit Profile

also known as Mrs. Clifford Dobler

State legislator , civic worker

Norma Dobler, American state legislator, civic worker. Named Citizen of Year, National Association Social Workers, Idaho chapter, 1980, Conservation Legislator of Year, Idaho Wildlife Federation, 1984; recipient Service award, Idaho Home Economists, 1979, Outstanding Alumna award, Department Home Economics University Idaho, 1984, Silver and Gold Alumni award, 1989.


Dobler, Norma was born on May 2, 1917 in Haines, Oregon, United States. Daughter of Lester and Bessie (Bircket) Woodhouse.


Student, University Cincinnati, 1935—1937. Bachelor of Science in Business, University Idaho, 1939.


Secretary to registrar University Idaho, 1939—1941. Secretary to judge Caldwell, Idaho, 1945. Secretary American Express Company, Seattle, 1943.

Laboratory technician University Idaho College Forestry, Moscow, 1963—1969. Member Idaho House of Representatives, 1973—1977, Idaho Senate, 1977—1987, Idaho Development Disabilities Advisory Council, 1977—1981, State Education Equity Committee, 1986—1989, State Advisory Council on Aging, 1986—1991, Idaho Board Tax Appeals, from 1987, Commission Nursing and Nursing Education, Idaho Job Training Coordinating Council. Member health and human services committee National Conference State Legislators.

Chairperson Governor's Task Force Independence, alternative nursing homes.


The human race, with an acceptance of Christ, is destined to inherit a condition and quality of life that is beyond the imaginations of man.


The use of force should be supported, but only in extreme situations and only when the need is clear beyond reasonable doubt, and through appropriate international organizations.


Spiritual support, encouragement and challenge should be major strengths of a Christian community.


Member Idaho House of Representatives, 1973-1977, Idaho Senate, 1977-1987. Member health and human services committee National Conference State Legislators. Member Idaho Board Tax Appeals, 1987^.

Member Idaho Job Training Coordinating Council. Member Idaho Developmemtal Disabilities Advisory Council, 1977-1981. Member Commision on Nursing and Nursing Education.

Member State Education Equity Committee, 1986-1989, State Advisory Council on Aging, 1986-1991. County advisory board trustee Moscow School District, 1963-1969, vice chairman, 1966-1969. Member AARP (member of national economics issues team1993^), American Association of University Women (honorary), League of Women Voters (board directors Moscow 1953-1968, state president 1968-1971), Delta Kappa Gamma (honorary).


Married Clifford Dobler, June 14, 1941. Children: Sharon Louise Dobler Vega, Carol Marie Dobler Harris, Terry Lee.

Lester Woodhouse

Bessie (Bircket) Woodhouse

Clifford Dobler

Sharon Louise Dobler Vega Dobler

Carol Marie Dobler Harris Dobler

Terry Lee Dobler