|Birth: ||Nov. 4, 1918|
|Death: ||Feb. 21, 2007|
New Mexico, USA
Grew up in Gary, MN. Parents died young and he was raised by his aunt and uncle, Annie & Sivert Sundet. Attended Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, the Univ. of Denver, and Cornell University, where he worked with esteemed astrophysicist Bruno Rossi, and earned a Ph. D. in nuclear physics. Rossi helped him secure a position on the secret Manhattan Project in Los Alamos, NM during WWII.
Norris taught math and physics at the University of New Mexico in 1947, monitored atomic tests in the Pacific, and continued his career with the Los Alamos National Laboratory until 1987.
He married Jean Parks, one of the first schoolteachers at "the Project," and raised 4 children: David, Christina, Brian, and Kenneth. Hobbies included hiking, planting trees, roller and ice skating, skate dancing, skiing, flying, and amateur radio, in which hobby he built much of his own equipment.
He served in the Civil Air Patrol on search-and-rescue missions and taught swimming, first aid, and water safety. After retirement, Norris and Jean traveled the world extensively.
George David Nereson (1883 - 1932)
Sophia Anna Tollefson Nereson (1890 - 1927)
Jean Parks Nereson (1915 - 2012)*
Brian Arthur Nereson (1954 - 1979)*
Norris George Nereson (1918 - 2007)
Arnold Temand Nereson (1923 - 2004)*
United Church of Los Alamos Columbarium
Los Alamos (Los Alamos County)
Los Alamos County
New Mexico, USA
Created by: David Nereson
Record added: Jan 26, 2011
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