Edith Norris Obituary

Edith L. Norris
Edith L. Norris
Edith L. Norris

February 16, 1922 - May 8, 2012
Born in Faith, S.D.
Resided in Hayward, CA
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Edith L. Norris, a long-time resident of Hayward and San Leandro, California, died at the age of 90 at her home on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 due to cancer. In agreement with her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, at Mt. Hope Cemetery, south of Madrid, Iowa, where her parents are interred.

Edith was born on February 16, 1922 in Faith, South Dakota to Duroc and Alla (Lewis) Norris. She attended the University of Minnesota and graduated nursing school at the University of Minnesota. Upon graduation, Edith joined the U.S. Army as a First Lieutenant serving in the Philippines primarily on the Islands of Mindoro and Mindanao during World War II. There she received a victory medal, a Philippine Liberation Ribbon and a Philippine Independence Ribbon. After her honorable discharge, Edith then became a school nurse serving most of her career in the San Leandro Unified School District.

Edith will be best remembered as a fun loving and caring person, an avid golfer with the Women's group at the Marina Golf Course, a voracious reader, and a fan of the Oakland Athletics baseball team.

Edith is survived by her two nieces, Lori Goodman and Jackie Rutz of Iowa; grandnieces and grandnephews; cousin, Lillian Crampton of San Diego; and several dear friends. Edith's brother and sister-in-law, Dr. L.D. and Gloria Norris preceded her in death.

Memorial contributions in Edith's memory may be made to: Hospice, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Doctors without Borders, or to a favorite charity of Donor's choice.


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Mount Hope Cemetery
Madrid, IA US 50156
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
2:00 PM
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Graveside Service
Mt. Hope Cemetery
Madrid, IA 50156
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
2:00 PM