Avanell Norton obituary | TheUnion.com

Avanell Norton obituary

Visitation for family and friends of Avanell Fay Norton of Grass Valley will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Nevada City chapel of Hooper & Weaver Mortuary. Graveside services will take place at 11 a.m. Friday at the New Elm Ridge Cemetery in Grass Valley. Pastor Andy Owens will officiate the services.

Mrs. Norton died Monday, May 15, in Grass Valley. She was 93.

She was born June 22, 1912, in Quapaw, Okla., to Albert and Martha (Fulcher) Vanderpool. She graduated from Pitcher High School in 1925. She married Grover C. Norton on Feb. 22, 1943. She worked as a waitress, sales clerk and a homemaker. She enjoyed quilting and made quilts for her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles, sewing, crocheting and cooking.

She is survived by her son, Jerry Norton of Grass Valley; daughters and sons-in-law Claire and Bill Wilson of Fair Oaks and Sharon and Albert Brehm of Grass Valley; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Eve Vanderpool of Grass Valley; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grover C. Norton, in 1977; parents, Albert and Martha Vanderpool; sisters Madge Ayers, Velma Belty and Eva Vanderpool; and brother, Russell Vanderpool.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper & Weaver Mortuary.

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