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Patricia Clara (Cook) Norris (2020)


Posted By: Volunteer Transcriber
Date: 9/17/2020 at 10:12:52

Patricia Clara Norris, 72, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on August 25, 2020. She was born January 26, 1948 in Dexter, Iowa to Dutch and Audrey (Jensen) Cook. She was the youngest of six children and the only daughter. Patricia graduated from Dexfield High School and went on to obtain an Associate’s Degree from DMACC.

On January 10, 1970, she married Samuel G. Norris and became a mother to Deana and Joseph. After her marriage, Pat travelled with her family and lived in numerous places. On November 17, 1982, her son Samuel P. Norris was born. They eventually resettled in Dexter. After the death of her husband, Pat worked for Sears and retired from Walmart after 20 years of service. Pat was an active member of her community serving on the Dexter Library Board. Additionally, she was a member of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary, President of the Presbyterian Women, President of Congregate Meals and served as an Elder at the Dexter Presbyterian Church.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, Dutch and Audrey Cook; husband, Samuel; and brothers, Dave, Ike, Jake and Jim.

She is survived by her sons, Samuel of Dexter and Joseph of Las Vegas; daughter, Deana of Stuart; 6 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; and brother, Robert.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at Dexter City Park, 1001 State St., Dexter, IA 50070. Burial will follow at Dexter Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with Samuel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Catholic Worker House – Bishop Dingman House and the Dexter Presbyterian Church.


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