Norman Michael DORRIS

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DORRIS, Norman Michael
Norm passed away peacefully in the yard he lovingly created on May 26, 2014. His wife Carol and high school sweetheart was by his side.
He was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 12, 1936. In 1957, after he graduated from high school, he joined the Air Force. He ended his military service in Sacramento, California in 1961. He and Carol chose to remain in Sacramento to begin their family life together. Norm worked at McClellan A.F.B. for 35 years, during which time he earned a BA degree at Sacramento State and a Masters degree from USC.
Early retirement years were spent traveling, gardening, hunting and fishing and wishing those two sons the very best the world had to offer. Retirement continued doing volunteer work - Scouting, Little League, 'Fishing in the City' and 'Passports in Time' Archeology Project and then becoming a Mason and Shriner, joining SIRS and the Jolly Hookers (fishing of course).
He is survived by sons Mitchell (Kathleen) and Paul (Laurie), two granddaughters Leah Nicole and Sarah Nicole, as well as his aunt Helen (90 years of age) and nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held at The Red Lion Hotel/Woodlake (formerly The Radisson) 500 Leisure Lane, Sacramento, CA., 95815, beginning at 1:30pm on Sunday, June 8, 2014
Published in The Sacramento Bee from June 4 to June 7, 2014
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