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 Susan Jean <I>Norton</I> Donley

Susan Jean Norton Donley

Birth
Torrance, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death 2 May 2011 (aged 77)
Torrance, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Garden of Reflection, 16 F
Memorial ID 69314037 · View Source
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Susan J. Donley, a long time resident of the South Bay, passed away at her home on May 2, 2011 of complications from Parkinson's disease. She was 77. Born Susan Jean Norton on September 17, 1933 in Torrance, Susan was a 1951 graduate of Gardena High School. She maintained several lifelong friends from her high school years. Her father, Dale Norton, was a founding partner of Die Cast Products, Inc. and it was there she met Bruce Donley, the son of a DCP employee. They married in 1951 and moved to Boyes Hot Springs, near Hamilton AFB where Bruce finished his enlistment in the Air Force. The Donley's returned to Los Angeles area, living in Westchester and then settling in the Hollywood Riviera section of Torrance. They were active in Riviera Little League, Rainbows, and at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Redondo Beach, where Sue was president of the Women's Association in 1976-77. She worked periodically at DCP and later at Hughes Aircraft. Bruce died in 1992. Sue Donley is survived by her step-mother, Francie Norton of Palos Verdes; her son, Michael of Virginia; her daughter, Melinda Bowman of Walteria; six grandchildren, Nicholas, Christopher, Elizabeth, Katherine, Cameron, and Jacqueline, and three great grandchildren, Aidan, Daniel, and Madeleine. A graveside service is planned for Thursday, 10:00 a.m. at Green Hills, followed by an 11:30 memorial service at Riviera United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to the USC Parkinson's Research Fund, 1333 San Pablo St. MCH-243 Attn: Dr. Giselle Petzinger, Los Angeles, CA. 90033. Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits. Please go to the mortuary's website, www.LAfuneral.com to send the family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the services. Check back to view the online video tribute.

Published in Daily Breeze on May 4, 2011


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  • Created by: JAB
  • Added: 4 May 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 69314037
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Susan Jean Norton Donley (17 Sep 1933–2 May 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 69314037, citing Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by JAB (contributor 47045445) .