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Steven Richard Norton

- 11/25/2023

Steven R. Norton, our beloved brother and friend to all, suddenly passed away on November 25, 2023. Steven was born in 1957 in Alliance, Ohio. Two years later his parents came to the Mesa, Az. area where they placed their two youngest children up for adoption, Steven being one of them. Lawrence and Daisy Norton were grateful and happy to adopt Steven and raise him in their happy home in Eagar, Az.

Steven was forever grateful to call Eagar home. In the days when girls did the “inside” chores and boys did the “outside” chores, Steven preferred to be inside the house listening to music or cooking his famous chili beans—He really didn’t like yard work! But he did love the outdoors when it came to Sunday drives, fishing or picking elderberries.

Steven enjoyed watching Johnny Quest, Star Trek and Bandstand. His musical ability expanded when he took piano lessons from Rosie Hall, played drums in the school band, and participated in musical theatre in high school and in choir—both church and school. He was a very talented pianist and singer. His love of movies and music continued through adulthood as he added many VHS, DVDs and CDs to his collection.

He attended school in Eagar, Arizona and graduated from Round Valley High School in 1975. When he was sixteen, he spent the summer in Hawaii picking pineapples with his cousin. To this day he could not eat a pineapple!

In 1976 to 1978 Steven served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Florida. Returning home to Mesa, he began working for Quest/Century Link and retired last year after 45 years.

Steven was shy and kind-hearted, a true friend to all. He never said a mean word about anyone and rarely got mad. Throughout his life he loved to travel with his three older sisters, Theresa, Mary and Yvonne, especially to Eagar for the 4th of July activities.

Steven is preceded in death by his parents, a brother and two sisters. Surviving are brothers, Rush (Nancy) and Jamie (Sheri)Norton, and sisters Mary Jepson and Joye (Larry Velasquez) Norton. Also, his longtime friends Mike and Millie Sheridan plus the many friends and family who kept in contact with him.

Steven will be honored at a memorial service at a later date in Eagar, Arizona.

 

Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.

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