Monday, August 20, 2007


Norman Lee Moraux
Notre Dame High School
Class of 1957

After gradating from Notre Dame High School in 1957, Norm Moraux started his career in industrial quality management. He worked in the areas of engineering products, in textiles, aerospace and the automotive industry.
In 1961, Norman Moraux married Virginia Donckels.
Virginia and Norman have five childre, Lee Ann (Conner), Julie (Lumpkin), Christine (Byrd), Mathew and Norman Jr. They share nine grandchildren.
in 2007, Norm is retired. He and Virginia live in Moncks Corner, South Carolina. He is a member of Saint Philip Catholic Community, where he serves as a Lector in the Church. He also supervises the schedule for other Lectors, Altar Servers, Etra-Ordinary Ministers and Ushers. Like his classmate, Michael Dudley in Hawaii, Norm is a member of the Knights of Columbus. His Council is 11471. He also volunteers his services to the Boy Scouts of America and Habitat for Humanity in Berkeley County.
One of the most interesting things that Norm Moraux does with his retirement time is working as a volunteer at the famous Mepkin Abbey Botanical Garden. This natural area and botanical collection occupies 3,200 acres of Mepkin Abbey, a Trappist Monastery. The grounds began as the Mepkin Plantation, home of American patriot Henry Laurens. The house itself was burned by the British and again by the Union Army in the Civil War. Today's garden was established as landscape gardens on the country estate of noted publisher Henry R. Luce and his wife Clare Boothe Luce (who are buried on the site). The grounds feature live oaks and a camellia garden designed by landscape architect Loutrel Briggs. What a nice place to spend one's retirement hours.

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