Lives Lived: Monte Norton |

Lives Lived: Monte Norton

Monte R. Norton, of Grass Valley, died Feb. 24 at home. He was 78.

According to his wishes, no service will be held.

He was born Sept. 22, 1931, to S. Ralph and Bess Norton in Reno, Nev. He graduated from Tamalpais High School in Marin County in 1949.

Mr. Norton served in the United States Marine Corp. from 1950 to 1954. He worked as an engineer for Pacific Bell Telephone Co. for many years.

He belonged to many military, wildlife and political organizations. Mr. Norton enjoyed hunting, fishing and cooking; he was an expert marksman and enjoyed target shooting.

Mr. Norton is survived by his daughters, Barbara (Mark) Dunaway of Petaluma, and Sue Cochran of Grass Valley; grandchildren, Mark Dunaway, Becky Dunaway and Dan (Jill) Dunaway of Petaluma, Francine (Steve) Taylor of Sparks, Nev., Amanda (Boyd) Thomasson of Georgia, and Phillip (Amber) Cochran of Grass Valley; and great grandchildren, Sophia Dunaway of Petaluma, and Jennifer, Abigail and Nathan Taylor of Sparks, Nev.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Rifle Association.

Arrangements are by Chapel of the Angels Mortuary and Crematory, Grass Valley.

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