Francis “Frank”

Fuller Norton

Dec. 2, 1921 - Jan. 19, 2012

Frank was born in Crawford County, Ill. He was the youngest male of 11 children and the last of his siblings to pass. He was raised in Antelope Valley, Calif., where he drove hay truck until he entered the army in 1941.

Frank served in the U.S. Army during World War II with the second armored division. He served on Omaha Beach during the invasion of Normandy and the battle of the Ardennes Forest during Christmas 1944.

Frank was a teamster all his life and moved his family to Medford, Ore. in 1963, where he worked for Williams Bakery. He retired in 1994 after 31 years.

Frank was preceded in death by his wife, June, who was dedicated to him for over fifty years. Frank and June had two children, Lynn (Joe) Smith, of Gold Hill, Ore., and Steve (Tammy) Norton, of Camas, Wash.; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Frank passed at home where he received excellent care his last years from Lynn and Joe Smith and grandson, Brandon Wray.

He will be missed deeply by all who loved him and remembered for his smile and sense of humor. He loved his grandchildren, politics, and puppies.

At the family's request, in lieu of flowers, donation may be made to Providence Hospice.

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