Nora Hickman Caplan
July 13, 1926 - April 25, 2020
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Nora Hickman Caplan, age 93, of Sandy Spring, MD, passed away in Thomas Hall at Friends House of Covid-19, on Saturday, April 25, 2020. Born in Springfield, MO on July 13, 1926, Nora relocated to Washington D.C. after WWII. She worked at the Veterans Administration and the Library of Congress (1948-1951). Nora was a librarian…

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Sherry Joyce left a message on May 21, 2020:
I feel blessed to have met Nora on more than one occasion. She was present when I was getting ready to launch my first novel, and provided interest and support with her daughter's efforts as my editor. She accomplished so much in her life with determination and spirit. A lovely lady with a life well lived.
Deena Wilson left a message on May 21, 2020:
My heartfelt condolences to you and your family! Nora was an inspiring woman who's vitality for life was infectious. When I first met her, I loved her smile, listening to her perspective on things and seeing how she saw no boundaries in reaching her goals. Who says you can't have goals when you are in your 80's? She wanted to learn a foreign language, so she did. She wanted to write a children's book, so she did. I only met her the one time, but I walked away feeling a little bit better about myself and that if I wanted to do something I should charge after it and reach for the stars!
Sheila Shalleck left a message on May 21, 2020:
Nora was a wonderful person who truly inspired all whom she met. I was not surprised to learn all of the things she has done in her lifetime and am only sorry I did not know her better or longer... she will be dearly missed by her loving family and we as friends will miss her as well... love to all of you, Sheila Shalleck
Julie Ward left a message on May 21, 2020:
My great-aunt Nora was exactly that: GREAT! She was one of the most amazing people I have ever met. She was such a lively person with so much energy and curiosity. She could take any situation or person and come up with an amazing story, I could listen to her for hours. She was kind, loving, thoughtful, humorous, and a joy to be around. She told me not too long ago that she never stopped loving Leon and talked about him with a twinkle in her eyes and a smile on her face. She can now be reunited with him and will live on with us in our thoughts and memories of her. Rest in Peace, Aunt Nora!
Julie Ward left a message on May 21, 2020:
My great-aunt Nora was exactly that: GREAT! She was one of the most amazing people I have ever met. She was such a lively person with so much energy and curiosity. She could take any situation or person and come up with an amazing story, I could listen to her for hours. She was kind, loving, thoughtful, humorous, and a joy to be around. She told me not too long ago that she never stopped loving Leon and talked about him with a twinkle in her eyes and a smile on her face. She can now be reunited with him and will live on with us in our thoughts and memories of her. Rest in Peace, Aunt Nora!
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Pam Sharman left a message on May 21, 2020:
My great aunt Noni was a kind, inspirational, accomplished and loving woman with a twinkle in her eye and the ability to make you feel loved and special. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her. Rest in peace with my dad in Heaven! Love and hugs to Lisa, Jay and the family.
Toni Hudson left a message on May 9, 2020:
Dear Family, Thank you for sharing Nora with me. I loved her very much. She was such an inspiration for aging gracefully. It was an honor in the past few years to be her "on call" person in a medical emergency. I so appreciated Nora's ability to let me know, right up front, her wishes in a kindly, helpful way. Most of all, it was so much fun being with Nora at the movies, a show or eating out together. I always thought we shared something special being born on the 13th. I will miss her for a very long time!
Margo Lehman left a message on May 8, 2020:
As I sit here this evening preparing package of craft supplies and lessons for the children of Sandy Spring Friends Meetings, I can't help but think of Nora. Thinking of interesting ways to keep the children engaged was a frequent conversation she and I would have. She gifted to me a small puppet theatre with the Christmas Story in little paper puppets. It will now be a treasured feature in my classroom. I am blessed to have know her.
John Dane left a message on May 6, 2020:
My mother-in- law Nora Caplan had so many attributes. She was an outstanding individual, a creative force and moral voice in her community, a talented writer, a loving mother and grandmother, an explorer of new places and adventures and a supporter of peace and justice causes. She carried her passionate energy into her 90's. We all love you Gran!
Lisa Dane left a message on May 4, 2020:
Love always to my mom from your daughter Lisa. I miss you already.
Roger Starr left a message on May 4, 2020:
For Our Dear, Dear Friend, Nora, Oh how we will miss you- your kind and tender ways, your sensitivity and respect for others, your love for what is just and fair. Your life has been an example of how one lives with compassion and love for one's fellow man. Thanks so much for your generosity of spirit! Roger & Bertha
Cheryl Nilsen left a message on May 3, 2020:
Dear Lisa and Jason, It was my privilege to have worked with your Mom these past 3 1/2 years in PT! She was such a people-person, always wanting to know how I and others were feeling/doing, and always had a smile for me. I will miss her so and appreciate learning more about her from her obituary, so thank you for that! I enjoyed reading her book and appreciate the gift she's given children in sharing her story. Dear Nora will live on in so many hearts and memories - she was a Blessing!
Lisa Dane left a message on May 1, 2020:
In memory of Nora Hickman Caplan, Lisa Dane lit a candle
Lisa Dane left a message on May 1, 2020:
Love always to my mom, Nora Caplan. Missing you already!
Pat KAPLAN left a message on May 1, 2020:
Dearest Nora will always be in my heart and best memories, A joy to have had as a friend and a best part of the Caplan /Kaplan family. With Love ❤
Cathy Henderson left a message on May 1, 2020:
In memory of Nora, I am donating funds to my Senegalese friend who is undocumented and currently unemployed. Nora and I would often discuss her tenuous situation. I will always treasure my memories of the lessons Nora taught me.
Debby left a message on April 30, 2020:
Knowing Nora was such a gift. Thanks, Lisa, for giving us this opportunity. She will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Debby and Jim
Debbie Kaplan left a message on April 30, 2020:
One of the last things Nora said to me was "I got so lucky when I married into this family." She lost her husband - my great uncle Leon - in 1985, but it wasn't until 30 years later that I realized she still wore her wedding ring. As a kid, we used to visit her at Noyes Library where she was a librarian. But it wasn't until about 10 years ago that I really started to get to know her. She would join us on the holidays that she wasn't traveling to see her children, and I got to know her as a person. Her enthusiasm for life was just amazing; she had this way of smiling from her eyes. It was like every minute of life was an adventure for her. She never once complained if she wasn't feeling well. She was strong, smart, a voracious reader and writer, an inspiration. I will miss her. Fortunately we have her writings to help keep her memory alive.
Greenlawn left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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