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Neva Irene Norris

N. Norris
N. Norris

Neva Irene Norris passed away Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. She was 84 years old.

She was born June 11, 1932, to Alfonso and Clara Sanchez in San Francisco, Calif. She became the eldest of three siblings.

Neva grew up in California and married LaFoy Norris on Oct. 16, 1955.  Together they had four children: Neal Norris of Watsonville, Calif., Faron Norris of Elgin, S.C., LaVern Atkins of Keizer, and Loren Norris of Gold Beach, Ore.

After the death of her husband in 1995, Neva moved to Oregon where she resided with their only daughter. She stayed there for more than 21 years until her death.

In her later years, she suffered from Alzheimer’s among other health problems, but still retained her cheerful demeanor with a smile on her face, a small giggle to her voice and a cheerful hello to all who spoke with her.

She is survived by her sister Nelda Benedict, her four children, seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.