Obituary: Marty Norton

Marty Norton

Marty Norton

Marty Norton, 75, of Kingman, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 7, 2012, surrounded by her family. She was born in Glendora, Calif., on Dec. 18, 1936, to Lavon and Raymond Daves. She lived in Kingman for 46 years.

Marty worked at Mohave Community College for 31 years as the secretary to the MCC librarian. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church for 29 years, and a member of the Purple Prose chapter of the Red Hat Society for over 10 years. She was a three-year cancer survivor.

Some of Marty's favorite things were watching her favorite old movies on TCM, her Purple Prose dinners and outings, scrapbooking and spending time with her family. She loved to be near the ocean and decorated her home with beach themes and Thomas Kinkade art.

Marty was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend. She was loving and giving to family, friends and community. She invited anyone into her home, made them feel welcome and like they were a part of the family. Her generosity and thoughtfulness will be missed by all who knew her.

Marty is survived by her husband of 56 years, Don Norton of Kingman; daughters, Dawn Norton of Tucson and Pam Burgett (Brian) of San Clemente, Calif.; son, Jeff Norton (Christi) of Kingman; grandchildren, Maxine Burgett of San Clemente, Christina Burgett of Flagstaff, Sarah Bihms (Joe) of Laveen, Ariz., and Danny Burgett of Flagstaff; great-grandchildren, Connor Budka, Luna Hedges-Burgett, Emma Bihms, and Lincoln Burgett; sisters, Barbara Bambas of Chino, Calif., Phyllis Wurtz-Bolz of Palmdale, Calif., and Betty Carter of Upland, Calif.; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

There will be a celebration of Marty's life at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Grace Lutheran Church in Kingman.

A brunch will follow in the fellowship hall at Grace.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donating a memorial gift in memory of Marty to Grace Lutheran Church at 2101 Harrison St., Kingman, AZ 86401.