|Birth: ||Jul. 3, 1943|
|Death: ||Apr. 30, 2000|
News-Register, McMinnville, Oregon, May 2, 2000
A funeral for Jerry J. Norton of Willamina will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Macy & Son Funeral Directors, McMinnville, with Lt. Commander Joe Land officiating.
Interment will be in Willamette National Cemetery, Portland.
The funeral home will be open for visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. today.
Mr. Norton died April 30, 2000, in Willamette Valley Medical Center, McMinnville. He was 56.
He was born July 3, 1943, in Oklahoma City the son of Virgil M. and Alma King Norton. He was raised in Modesto, Calif.
After high school he served in the Navy for four years, including involvement in the Cuban Missile Crisis and three tours of duty in Vietnam. He completed his military service and moved back to Modesto, where he worked in construction as a concrete finisher and also worked for the city of Modesto. He worked as a truck driver for Marino Brothers Trucking. He moved to Southern California in 1975.
He and Patricia Amato were married July 3, 1977, in Long Beach, Calif.
In the late 1970s, he went to work for Beauford Navigation Co. He was self-employed for two years in the late 1980s. He retired and moved to Willamina in 1992.
He served as lieutenant commander of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets and was regional director of the Oregon and Southwest Washington areas until his retirement in 1999. He started the Linfield College unit and the Salem Unit of the organization in 1994.
Survivors include his wife; five sons, Anthony Norton, Darren Norton and Virgil Norton, all of Willamina, Christopher Norton of McMinnville and Jerry J. Norton of Chico, Calif.; a brother, Dale Norton of Modesto; a sister, LaDonna Norton, also of Modesto; and three grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in care of Macy & Son, 135 N.E. Evans St., McMinnville, OR 97128.
Virgil M. Norton (1919 - 1996)
Alma Sophia King Norton (1921 - 2003)
Jerry J Norton (1943 - 2000)
Dale Eldon Norton (1950 - 2006)*
Willamette National Cemetery
Created by: Sheri West
Record added: Apr 09, 2005
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