Norma Lee Nored (Alcorn) was born on November 5, 1934, and left this world surrounded by love on December 4, 2023. She is now reunited with her beloved husband, Gene Nored, who preceded her in death in 2012, and her siblings Clyde, Kenneth, and Virgil.

As a teenager, Norma’s family, including her father Granville Alcorn, and Mother Alice Alcorn (Kennetz), embarked on a journey from Sanger, Calif. to Arcata, seeking opportunities in the lumber mills. The love of her life, Gene Nored, also followed to Arcata and they were married as high school seniors! Together, they shared the joy of raising three children: Sharon Nored, Glenda Nored (Gabel), and Bryan Nored.

Norma dedicated many years of her life to her work at Food Mart until the well-deserved day of her retirement. Norma and Gene found joy in the simple pleasures, such as deer hunting and sharing the fruits of their labor with family and friends.

One of Norma’s cherished pastimes was spending evenings on the phone, connecting with her extensive network of friends and family. Norma had an appreciation for keeping connected to everyone. A glass of wine (with two ice cubes) in hand while catching up with her twin sister Donna was a common sight!

Family held a special place in Norma’s heart, and her love extended to her surviving twin sister, Donna Goddard, her children Bryan (wife Kathy) and Glenda (husband Kyle), as well as her grandchildren Michael Poer (wife Amy), Steven Poer, Daniel Nored (wife Kyla), Lindsey Esh (husband Patric), and Kristy Gabell.

Norma faced the pain of losing her daughter Sharon in 2020, but her memory lives on in the hearts of those who loved her. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren Allen, Matthew, Jackson, Bo, Lacey, Jeremey, Adeline, Eleanor, and Tenzlee.

Raise a glass of wine (with two ice cubes) as we bid farewell to Norma Lee Nored. May she rest in peace with all of her loved ones who passed before her.

Funeral services will held December 11 at 11 a.m. at Greenview Cemetery.


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