Roy W. Norris, 80, lost his battle with cancer on Feb. 16, surrounded by his family in Hines.

Roy was born Aug. 11, 1932, in Brighton, Colo., to Simon and Bertha (Thomas) Norris.

He served in the U.S. Army. He spent 18 months in Germany and was honorably discharged in 1961.

He married Barbara J. Kutch on Sept. 11, 1953. He worked many different jobs to provide for his family. Roy could accomplish anything he set his mind to do. He worked in the timber industry in Oregon and Idaho. Roy’s most passionate thing he enjoyed after retirement in 2010 was to buy and remodel homes for resale.

Roy is survived by his wife of 58 years, Barbara (Kutch) Norris; sister, Betty Norris of Milton-Freewater; sons, Scott Norris of Redmond and Michael Norris of Burns; daughters, Rebecca Norris-Fulton and husband Mike of Hines and Mary Camper and fiancé Scott Sanseri of Redmond; grandchildren, Jessie Norris, Tashell and husband Paul Erichsen and Charlene Norris, all of Washington, Sky Norris of California, Amanda Camper of Dubai-United Arab Emirates and Justin Camper of Redmond; great-grandson, Dillon of Washington; numerous nieces and nephews; and many family and friends.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents, Simon and Bertha Norris; son, Douglas Norris; sisters, Virgie Carlson, Cleo Swopes, Dorothy Murr, Goldie Buell and Lois Norris (infant); and brothers, Chester, J.B., Elmer (Curly) and James Norris.

At his request, no service will be held. Donations may be sent to Harney County Hospice, 415 N. Fairview in Burns.


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