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Owen William (Bill) Norred

Posted 2012-01-03 by Judy Wight Branson
The Daily Courier, Prescott, Arizona
Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Owen Williams (Bill) Norred, 92, passed away on October 25, 2006, in Prescott, Ariz. He was born February 16, 1914, and came to Arizona from Arkansas as a young man.

He personally built two homes, one in Paradise Valley, Ariz., and another in Prescott, and a cabin in Walker, Ariz., in his lifetime.

Bill worked at Arizona Public Service where he was a troubleshooter in the North Scottsdale/Paradise Valley area and where he retired at the age of 63 years. He went on to enjoy 29 years of retirement.

Bill’s legacy includes hundreds of hand-carved colorful birds, mounted in scene and also on small branches and driftwood. Beautifully feathered and delicately painted, with many layers of paint, these natural-looking birds are a lasting memorial to his artistic abilities. Bill enjoyed his hobby up until he was 91 years old. He also loved doing any kind of wood-working and also enjoy gardening.

Bill was an honest and resolute man, his integrity with impeccable. He leaves behind many friends in Prescott and Scottsdale, Ari. He will be missed.

Bill is survived by his wife, Virginia (Ginny) Sanger Norred; two sons, Richard and his wife Betty, and Michael and his wife Jenny; two grandsons: Jeremy and John; one great-granddaughter; nephews and nieces.

Pursuant to Bill's wishes, no funeral services took place.

Heritage Memory Mortuary assisted the family.

Information provided by survivors.

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