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Norma Lyon

 (1929 - 2011)
Norma Duffield Strong Lyon was active/lived in Iowa, Tennessee.  Norma Lyon is known for Butter sculpture-religious figure, animals, portraits.

Biography   Norma Lyon

Following is the obituary of the artist, by Paul Vitello, The New York Times, June 27 2011

Norma Lyon, the 'Butter-Cow Lady', Dies at 81

Norma Lyon, a self-described dairy farmer's wife and mother of nine who achieved fame well beyond the Midwest as the "butter-cow lady" of the Iowa State Fair, sculpturing tons of U.S. Grade AA salted butter each year into life-size figures of cows, famous people and, once, a diorama of the Last Supper, died on Sunday in Marshalltown, Iowa. She was 81.

Her family said the apparent cause was a stroke.

Ms. Lyon's sculptures reached a vast audience during her lifetime, partly because she worked not just in Iowa but also at state fairs throughout rural America, and partly beca   ...  Displaying 750 of 4256 characters.

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