Constance (a.k.a Connie) Norris was born on Feb. 7, 1949 in Tucson, Arizona. Connie passed away on October 18, 2019. She attended Crescent Elk School in Crescent City and Fortuna High School in Fortuna. Connie also attended The Community Center in LA and The Academy School to become a CO.

Connie suffered several traumas in her life time but always had a heart of gold. She was a leader of the Shaker church and believed strongly in prayer. She spoke fluent tongue in a Shaker way. She took pride in working on her own vehicles. She loved the outdoors including fishing. She loved to be family-orientated and would visit family and friends a few days at a time, like our cultural belief. Her three husbands were John Walker, Wane Elston and Glenn Scott. Some of her long-term friends were Mike Loftin Sr., Clarence Swain, Poo Bear Reed, Hollie Reed and Butch Reed.

Connie is joined by Paula Norris, Estella Norris, Melvin Joseph and Marry Lewis Roberts Carol.

Pallbearers: Melvin Eslton, Shelley Norris, Glenn Scott, and Derrick Norris.

Songs Connie loved are: Credence Clearwater Revival– Have you Ever Seen the Rain, Bad Man Rising, Susie Q, Midnight Special, Who Stopped the Rain, Run Through the Jungle, As Long as I Can See the Rain; Aretha Franklin — Chain of Fools; Tracy Chapman – Give Me One Reason to Stay Here; Elvis Presley – Always on My Mind, Can’t Help Falling in Love.

Services and potluck will be held at 2 p.m. at the main Yurok Tribe Office – 190 Klamath Blvd., Klamath, 95548.


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