William H Norton, Jr.

Died: Sat., Mar. 10, 2018


No services to be held


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William (Bill) Norton, Jr. was born in Tacoma, WA on October 31, 1943 to William (Harry) and Estelle Norton. He grew up with 4 siblings, Judy, Bev, Weldon and Kathy in Custer, WA where they had the unique experience of having the country singer, Loretta Lynn as their babysitter.

Bill graduated high school from Mountain View Academy in Mountain View, CA.  After graduation, he went to work for Harris Pine Mills in Watsonville, CA where he met his wife, Darlynne Riedel.  They were married on January 4, 1964 and had two children, Tyla and Andrew. After moving to Pendleton in 1967, Bill continued to work for Harris Pine Mills as a Planerman until he started a wholesale gem cutting business in 1982.  He operated the business with Darlynne until he lost his battle with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's on March 10, 2018. 

Bill is survived by his sister (Judy), brother (Weldon), Wife (Darlynne), Children (Tyla and Andrew), Daughter-In-Law (Melissa) and 6 grandchildren (Drew, Troy, Quentin, Orrin, Echo and Natasha).

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John and Laura Palmer
   Posted Sat March 17, 2018
So sorry for your loss Prayers for Gods comfort and peace.

Linda Wiggins Gila
   Posted Sun March 18, 2018
So sorry for your loss. We are all losing too many of our family. We feel the pain of loss. My heart is with you all.

Pat Watts
   Posted Mon March 19, 2018
Darlynne, I am sorry for your loss. Bill will be missed. My prayers are with you and your family.
Love from Aunt Pat

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