EDWARD C. NORTON
Edward C. Norton, 79, passed away April 5, 2003 peacefully in his sleep in Yuma. He was born August 12, 1923 in Yuma. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian.
Ed was a graduate of Yuma High School and was on the track and swim teams. He joined the US Navy in July of 1942 and retired in February of 1968. He proudly and honorably served his nation. He also worked for Civil Service at MCAS.
Ed was a member of the Fleet Reserve, NARFE, American Legion, Eagles and various other service organizations. Ed was a bowler much of his life but he LOVED the game of golf. He was a three time 'Hole in Oner'.
Ed was a friend to many and a stranger to no one, He loved his family and had a special love for his children. He was very proud to be a native of Yuma.
He is survived by his daughter, Susan (Jerry) Shifflet of San Diego, California. His sons Edward 'Sailor' (Vickie) C. Norton II of Las Vegas, Nevada, David R. Norton of San Luis Obispo, California, Donald (Nancy) L. Norton of Paso Robles, California, Robert 'Skip' (Nadine) R. Norton of Loomis, California, and Steven J. Norton of Antioch, California. His sisters Mary Wilcox and Lita Lekan of Yuma, his brothers George (Hortense) Norton of Tucson, Albert (Vel) Norton of Henderson, Nevada and Richard 'Richie' (Nancy) of Antioch, California. 10 grandchildren,9 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends who will feel his loss for a long time to come.
Pallbearers are Edward 'Eddie' C. Norton III, John Lekan, Dean Riggs, Joel Atwood, Jonathen Norton, Issac Norton, Evan Norton and Noah Norton.
Honorary pallbearers are George Norton, Albert Norton, Richard 'Richie' Norton, Mary Wilcox, Lita Lekan Sean Norton, Susan Janik, Shandon Norton, David Lekan, Bobby Baker, Jerry Shifflet, Randy Wilcox and Mark Depoe.
A viewing will be held at Johnson Mortuary Chapel on Thursday, April 10, 2003 from 4:00pm-8:00pm. The Rosary will be said at 7:00pm. Services will be on Friday, April 11, 2003 at 10:00am at Johnson Mortuary Chapel. Interment will be at Desert Lawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, we suggest donations to Hospice of Yuma. 1824 S. 8th Ave, Yuma, Arizona 85364.