THORDIS MARIE NORRIS
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Thordis Marie Norris was born in Merced, California on March 4, 1932 to Norwegian immigrant parents Johan & Borghild Johansen. She graduated from Le Grand High School in 1950, Le Grand, California. She passed away peacefully on October 26, 2013 at her home in Northridge, California surrounded by her loved ones who will dearly miss her beautiful spirit and deep devotion to family. She will always be remembered for her generosity, kindness, life-lessons & values, beautiful family gatherings, and her sincere thoughtfulness to others. She is survived by her dear husband of 58 years Darell Norris, her children Dara-lee Davidson (Mark), Jennifer Moore (Jeff), Lisa Mayers, Nancy Treinen (Don), as well as her 10 grandchildren, Daniel, Laura, Alex & Jack Mayers, Jamie Sanders (Scott), Jill Moore, Kevin & Karyn Treinen, Andrew & Jessica Davidson. She was preceded in death by her beloved brothers Peder & Ralph Johansen and sister, Esther.
Thordis was a member of the First Baptist Church of Granada Hills, as well as a devoted volunteer at Northridge Hospital for 30 years. She particularly loved her work in the Northridge Hospital Gift Shop which she took immense pride in. She served as Volunteer Auxiliary President from 1994 to 1996 and was awarded "Volunteer of the Year" in 1995, among other recognitions throughout the years. She was dearly loved and respected by her Northridge Hospital family.
With respect to her personal wishes, a private family graveside burial was held Monday, November 4th at Plainsburg Cemetery in Merced, California where she was layed to rest near her parents Johan & Borghild and brother Peder Johansen.
The family asks that those who wish to do so, to please make a donation in her honor to:
Northridge Hospital Foundation In Memory of Thordis Norris 18300 Roscoe Blvd. P.O. Box 9000, Northridge, CA 91328-9920
Published in Los Angeles Daily News from Nov. 5 to Nov. 6, 2013