Virginia Ruth Norton passed-away on September 29th.

 Here is portion of her obituary.

 Foote, Virginia Ruth Norton of Placentia , CA , age 95, entered eternal rest on September 29, 2009. Virginia 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 was born in Salt Lake City on January 28, 1914.  She was the daughter of Fred and Elmyra Wolcott Norton, who were originally from Middletown , NY .  Both her parents were descended from families which settled in Connecticut in the 1630’s.

In the 1920’s, Virginia ’s family moved from Salt Lake City to Huntington Park , California Virginia graduated from Huntington Park High School in 1933, following the major earthquake which destroyed part of the school.  She graduated from Los Angeles Junior College 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 Dansville , NY .  He graduated from 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 Hollywood and 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 San Francisco offices.   They moved to Corte Madera and then settled in Sunnyvale , where they lived for 28 years, until Clifford’s death in August 1999.  Virginia then resided in Placentia and Yorba Linda to be near her daughter. 

Although her mother died when she was 15 and she had polio as a teenager, Virginia 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.

Thank you,

John Foote

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