Eldred W Norris Jr. 7/6/1959-2/12/2013 Eldred was born in Crescent City, CA to Eldred Sr and Ardis Norris on July 6, 1959. He passed away on February 12, 2013 surrounded by his family. He was a member of the Yurok Tribe. He was a life-long resident of Del Norte and Humboldt Counties. He was a devoted Christian, son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. Eldred believed in love at first sight, he fell in love with his loving wife Tanya Norris in 1978. They were married on November 26, 1981 and re-married her again July 4, 2009 in Reno NV. Eldred started his employment with Arcata Redwood/Simpson Timber Company in 1979; he started in Orick as a Green Chain Puller and worked his way up to being the Maintenance Supervisor at Brainard Yard. Eldred was a dedicated employee. Eldred had numerous hobbies elk carving, acorn paddle carving, he loved hunting, feeding the hummingbirds. He loved traveling and in the last 4 years he enjoyed all his trips to Niagara Falls & Manhatten, New York, Renting the house in Redding, traveling to Chico to watch the wingless/sprint car races, and visiting Seattle. He took his family clear to Portland, specifically to see Muir Cats which were not out that day. After he retired he enjoyed finding the treasures at the garage sales, second hand stores, and flea markets. Eldred is survived by his wife of 35 years Tanya Norris, his daughters: Jennifer French and her husband Damien of Pecwan, Shawna Huggins and her husband Frank of Crescent City, and Lisa Norris of Eureka and his boys: Will Campbell & wife Lourdes & Greg Campbell of Eureka. Also his baby sister Eldrene Norris, sister: Debra Magliano, and sister: Letha Robinson, and The Henry Family. Grandchildren: Garrett and Shawn Campbell, Tyler, Annaka, and Aidyn Campbell, Tenayah, Kayah, and Mi-Kayla French, and many loving family and friends. Eldred was preceded in death by his father, Eldred Norris Sr., his mother, Ardis Norris, his father -in-law, Elliott Henry. Pallbears will be Will Campbell, Greg Campbell, Damien French, Frank Huggins, Casey Holbrooks, Dan Ryles, Frank Henry Sr and the honorary pallbears will be Daniel French Jr, Sonny Boyz Ryles, Charlie Henry, Timmy Couch, Vernon Henry-Myers, Brandon Richards, Ronald Richards, Brian Richards, Bud Henry, Frankie Henry, Andrew Evenson, Edwin Evenson, Ted Cushman, & Dale Evenson. Visitation will be at Paul's Chapel, 1070 H Street, in Arcata on Friday, February 15, 2013 from 4 pm- 8pm, services will begin at 11 am on Saturday, February 16, 2013. Immediately following the service, you are invited to a reception at Azalea Hall, 1620 Pickett Road, McKinleyville, CA. There will be a wake at the Norris Family Home at Kenek Flat on Saturday at 7 pm; Eldred will be laid to rest on Sunday, February 17, 2013 @ 1 pm. Please sign the guest book at www.Times-Standard.com
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