Rebecca R. Norton

Rebecca (Becky) Ruth Norton, age 76, of Baldwin and Jones went peacefully to be with her Lord on Tuesday, January 31, 2012. She was born on August 3, 1935 in Cassopolis.

Becky and her husband of fifty-six years, Doug, spent most of their lifetime in the Jones area until retiring to Baldwin. Last October, they moved back to the Jones area to be near their family during her illness.

Becky attended Baldwin Baptist Church, was a member of Amvets Post 1988 Ladies Auxiliary and VFW Post 5315 ladies Auxiliary, both located in Baldwin. She loved to garden, fish, cook, decorate cakes, and do various crafts including painting and knitting. She loved chickens and both raised them and collected every chicken knick knack she could find. She was known for her “secret recipe” barbeque sauce.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Harold Douglas Norton; three sons, Harold D. (Holly) Norton Jr., of Jones, John (Diane) Norton of Three Rivers and Jody (Sara) Norton; sister, Nettie Childress; five brothers, John, Tom, Bill, Dale and Jeff; eight grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother,

Wally.

A Memorial Service will be held at Baldwin Baptist Church on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 11 a.m. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be directed to Lake County Meals Program, P.O.Box 40, Baldwin, MI 49304.