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Don Wallace Norton


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Don Wallace Norton Obituary
February 28, 1931 - November 12, 2018Don Wallace Norton, age 87, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 12, 2018. He was born on February 28, 1931 in Parsons, Kansas. Don served in the Navy as an airplane mechanic during the Korean War. Returning home, he earned his Bachelor's degree in 1957 and moved to California where he taught Industrial Arts for 27 years. After retiring, Don traveled the world and spent 15 years as the handyman "Honey-Do, Don."Don's first and life-long love was singing and he had a magnificent, baritone voice. He sang opera, show tunes and his favorite, Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. He sang in church and community choirs and anywhere he was invited. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Patricia; his daughter, Merilee; his step-children Jody Burr and William McLaughlin; and his five grandchildren. Don was predeceased by his parents, Everett and Mildred; his son, Paul; and his sister, Nancy.A celebration of Don's life will be held at 11 am on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Riviera United Methodist Church, 375 Palos Verdes Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90277. In lieu of flowers, a memorial can be made to the music ministry of Riviera United Methodist Church, or a .Please sign the guestbook at dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Nov. 24, 2018
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