Diane Norris

Diane Anderson Norris, a Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away surrounded by her family on Tues., May 25, 2010, at the age of 48 years. Diane was born July 26, 1961, in Sedro-Woolley to Don Anderson and Reva (Parker) Johnson.

She was raised and attended school in Concrete, and was surrounded by a close family throughout her life.

Diane shined from her very soul, she was a wonderful, loving person that everyone wanted to be close to. She spent her life with a sense of pride in everything she did. It was never halfway with her. She married Don Hitt, Jr., and they had two beautiful daughters, Jenny and Rachel.

She was a dedicated employee for 17 years at Albert’s Red Apple; the produce department was a showcase year-round due to her efforts. Later she worked at DSHS, where she went above and beyond, buying a coat, toy, or book for many little clients. She loved making everyone happy. If you ever needed advice on what to wear, how to fix your hair, or what comforter looked best, she was your go-to girl.

Diane met and married the sweetheart of her life in Ron. They spent 13 years together traveling and creating many happy, precious memories. She loved her home she shared with Ron and it showed in every corner of every room.

She loved her family with a passion and would go to any lengths for them. She enjoyed dancing with Jillian, making chocolate pancakes with Brandon. She loved hearing Ellie call her “Nannie” and enjoyed her visits with little Kali.

Even though her illness took so much from her, Diane shined from deep within. Her beautiful blue eyes were always a light to her wonderful soul.

Though Diane is away from us now, she will live on forever in the hearts of so many. She leaves behind so many happy, fulfilled memories and will not be forgotten. If by chance you do tend to forget, you can probably expect an early morning phone call!

With love to our beautiful sweetheart Diane, the best mom, wife, daughter, grandma, sister, aunt, cousin, niece, and friend anyone could hope for. Diane is survived by her husband “sweetheart” Ron Norris of Sedro-Woolley. Daughters, Jenny Guffie and her husband Josh of Birdsview and Rachel Rios of Sedro-Woolley. Mother and Dad Reva and Jim Johnson of Birdsview and Father and Mom Don and Daisy Anderson of Forks. Her sister, Debbie Thompsen and her husband Jeff of Mount Vernon, brothers, Donny Anderson and his wife Melissa of Sedro-Woolley and Eric Anderson and his wife Tisha of Forks and a sister Pam Aldridge and her husband Jackie of Birdsview. A son, John Norris of Mount Vernon and daughter, Sheree Norris of Chandler, Arizona. Her mother-in-law, Margaret Norris of Clear Lake and her grandmother, Edna Wollen of Sedro-Woolley. A brother-in-law, Kenny Norris and his wife Dawn of Clear Lake, a sister-in-law and special friend, Ann White and her husband Mark of Mount Vernon, and a sister-in-law, Cathy Doughty and her husband Jim of Burlington. Her precious grandkids, Jillian, Brandon, Ellie, and Kali. Numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and special friends, Val Osborne and Veryle Hitt. She was preceded in death by grandmothers, Otha Cook and Goldie Burch, and a special cousin Cathy McMahan Hall. The family would like to extend a special thanks for the care given to Diane by Dr. Raisch and staff at Island Hospital.

Funeral Services were Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at 1 p.m., at Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley, with Pastor Bruce Martin of the Concrete Assembly of God Church officiating. Interment followed at the Sedro-Woolley Union Cemetery with a fellowship afterward at the Sedro-Woolley Community Center. Visitation was available at Lemley Chapel. Please share your memories of Diane and sign the online guestbook at www.lemleychapel.com.

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