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LeRoy Norton

July 31, 1926-Feb. 14, 2009

Callaway native LeRoy H. "Tiny" Norton, 82, of Auburn, Wash., died Saturday, February 14, 2009 in the Auburn Valley Hospital.

LeRoy was born to Mr. and Mrs. William Norton on July 31, 1926 in Callaway, where he was raised and attended school. As a young man, he served his country by being in the U.S. Army. Returning home after his discharge, he worked in Detroit Lakes as well as helping his father on the farm. In 1953, he married Joyce Cogger from Strawberry Lake. After their three children were born the family moved to Kent, Wash. LeRoy worked for the Boeing Company before getting a job with a road construction company, where he continued to work until he retired.

Some of LeRoy's enjoyments were to use pack horses to go deer hunting up in the mountains, or take a boat out on the ocean fishing for salmon, and to go duck hunting in the potholes. In his later years, he thoroughly enjoyed working on his many wood projects in his shop, or spending an evening at a casino. He also enjoyed going to his granddaughters' baseball games.

Surviving LeRoy are his two daughters, Deborah Shreve and Barbara Cassell; one son, Larry Norton; two sisters, Betty Koval and Marg Williams; a brother, Vern "Jake" Norton; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren as well as his nieces and nephews.

His parents and wife, Joyce, preceded LeRoy in death.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 21 in the Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial, SeaTac, Wash. Pallbearers were Billy Noton, Jerry Williams, Rick Koval, Steven Cassell, Micheal Cassell and Jeremy Shreve. Military Honers wre provided by the United States Army.