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Dorothy Janet Norton

Died: Fri., Jul. 29, 2016


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Aug. 05, 2016
Location: Colonial Funeral Home

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM, Sat., Aug. 06, 2016
Location: Hawthorne and Quinn LDS Building

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Aug. 06, 2016
Location: Hawthorne and Quinn LDS Building

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Dorothy Janet Norton was born December 4, 1928 in Burley, Idaho and passed away Friday, July 29, 2016 at age 87. She was the only daughter and youngest of seven children, of John Percy Worthington and Swiss-born, Emma Zehnder.

While attending high school in Burley, Idaho Dorothy met Ray B. Norton and the two were married April 26, 1948. They were later sealed in the Idaho Falls, Idaho Temple.

Dorothy and Ray loved to square dance and travel. She flew to Germany and together with Ray went on cruises with friends and on many trips around the country. She loved to cook and was very good at it. She was asked to do large ward and stake dinners for the LDS church, and sometimes went above and beyond her calling by providing additional money for extras to make the events a memorable experience for all who attended. She loved to cook for her family as well. Holidays were always filled with delicious meals and tasty treats. Her cinnamon rolls, were especially favored.

Dorothy was a natural born leader and excelled in many leadership positions in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including Ward Relief Society President, Stake Relief Society President, Young Women’s and Primary President. She was also Ward and Stake Camp Director. For several years Dorothy and Ray were members of the local Lions Club. She made a difference in many lives through her service and her caring heart.

Dorothy and Ray owned and operated Ray Norton Carpet Cleaning from 1983 until 2007, when the business was sold to RB Long, their son-in-law. The business performed carpet cleaning and janitorial services for many of the banks, businesses and individuals in Pocatello. Ray passed away in 2010 but Dorothy continued to clean the Pocatello Weather Department until she was 83 years old.

Dorothy is survived by five living children, Dan (Karen) Norton of Florence, Oregon, Brian (Jerri) Norton of Elko, Nevada, LaRae (RB) Long of Pocatello, Idaho, Janet (Tony) Christensen of Pocatello and Julie (Chad) Marlow of Blackfoot, Idaho. Their son, Duane B. Norton of Pocatello, preceded her in death in 2013. Dorothy has 22 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren (two of which are deceased) and two more great-grandchildren on the way.

A viewing will be held on Friday, August 5, 2016 from 6-8 pm at Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. 4th Ave. Pocatello, ID.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 11 am at the LDS Chapel, located at 4010 Hawthorne Rd. Pocatello, with a viewing from 10-10:45 am at the church.

Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, 1520 S. 5th Ave. Pocatello, ID 83204.



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   Posted Mon August 01, 2016
I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. I have enjoyed her over the years and all of Norton's stories he told. My thoughts are with you all at this hard time.


Elaine Davies
   Posted Tue August 02, 2016
Sorry to hear of the lose of a great lady. She was as dear as mother Rose Davies and her mom, Aunt Em. Lots of spank.

Ken Peters
   Posted Wed August 03, 2016
I was sorry to read that your mom had passed. We enjoyed being neighbors with your family. I know that this is a hard time for the family, but time will heal. Take care.

Dale & Susie Jones
   Posted Sat August 06, 2016
What a dynamite person! Serving others all the time and making those delicious stake elegant dinner for us to enjoy. We do remember how she bought a pop machine just so all the neighborhood kids could come and have cold pop! We specifically remember those great memories on how we took a volleyball class together at Idaho State university just to improve our skills. She is truly a dear friend to us and we will miss her! Our prayers and love to you all and so sorry for your loss.

Sharon Swenson
   Posted Sat August 06, 2016
Many years ago I had the pleasure of almost daily visits from your parents at the old Maverick on Yellowstone. Their kindness and wonderful personalities made them so easy to like and remembered all these years. I am so sorry to hear now of your Mother's passing, but think of the wonderful reunion she is having with your Father!

LaToya Johnson
   Posted Mon August 08, 2016
To the family and friends of Dorothy Norton, I would like to express my deepest and heartfelt condolences. I am truly sorry for the lost that your family is feeling. Experiencing the lost of a beloved family member is one of the hardest things that any of us can go thru. And because of this my thoughts and prayers are with your family. Take comfort in knowing that God never intent for us to deal with sickness or death. But have assure in the wonderful promise that God holds out to us. He promise to reunite us back with all those loved ones that we have lost. ( John 5:28,29) Until that time, cherish all the wonderful memories that you have of Mrs. Dorothy. These precious memories will console the family in the day's ahead.

John R Stoor
   Posted Tue August 09, 2016
My condolences to the Norton family. I enjoyed visiting with Dorothy when she would be working side by side with Ray. She was very nice to talk to. May you always remember her as I do.

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