obit-nordstrom-20161114_142928Claire Nordstrom died Friday, Nov. 11. She was born on Jan. 19, 1927 in New York City. She was the beloved mother of four, including Thomas (deceased), Laura Castro, Daniel Nordstrom and Anne Vogle. She was also a grandmother and great-grandmother. As an artist, she was a prolific painter of portraits and landscapes. As a pioneer in art therapy, she was awarded “Staff Member of the Year” while working at Hope House in Queens, N.Y. Claire was an outspoken advocate for civil rights. As an activist she marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the road to Selma, Alabama, in the march on Washington, and against the war in Vietnam. There will be no funeral, but there will be a small gathering in Albuquerque for friends and family. If interested contact Dan Nordstrom at 505-384-3035.