Norma Jane Walker was born Norma Jane Watson on August 16, 1934, at home in Barry, Texas (Navarro County) to Lois Pearl and James Carl Watson. At the time, her father, JC, was a teacher and principal at Barry High School. A few years later, the family moved to Corsicana, Texas where her father was the Navarro County School Superintendent for 34 years. Her sister,