Virginia Ruth Norton passed-away on September 29th.
Here is portion of her obituary.
Foote, Virginia Ruth Norton of
, age 95, entered eternal rest on September 29, 2009. Placentia, CA was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 59 years, Clifford Foote. She was the mother of John (Airi) Foote and Judith (Larry) Wilson. She was the grandmother of Rob, Stephanie, Ken, Dennis, Nick, Andy, and the great-grandmother of Alex. Virginia
Virginiawas born in on January 28, 1914. She was the daughter of Fred and Elmyra Wolcott Norton, who were originally from Salt Lake City . Both her parents were descended from families which settled in Middletown, NY in the 1630’s. Connecticut
In the 1920’s,
Virginia’s family moved from Salt Lake Cityto . Huntington Park, California Virginiagraduated from in 1933, following the major earthquake which destroyed part of the school. She graduated from Huntington Park High School in 1936. While in college, she met her future husband, Clifford Foote, who was also a student at the college. They were married on January 28, 1940. Clifford’s family was originally from Los Angeles Junior College . He graduated from Dansville, NY . Hollywood High School
Virginia and Clifford had a good life together. They lived in the San Fernando Valley during the 1940’s and 1950’s, first in
North Hollywoodand then in Granada Hills. They raised their two children there. Clifford was employed by Pacific Telephone for over 40 years. In the early 1960’s, he was transferred to the company’s offices. They moved to Corte Madera and then settled in San Francisco , where they lived for 28 years, until Clifford’s death in August 1999. Sunnyvale Virginiathen resided in Placentiaand to be near her daughter. Yorba Linda
Although her mother died when she was 15 and she had polio as a teenager,
was extremely good-natured. Everyone liked her. She did not complain, even when things were unpleasant or difficult. She was a very loving mother and a devoted wife. She will be forever missed by her family. Virginia
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