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Frank Dee Norris, 73

| December 20, 2010 11:19 AM

Frank Dee Norris, 73, of Osburn, passed away Dec. 18, 2010, at the family home in Osburn. He was born Nov. 17, 1937, in Colfax, Wash. Frank was the son of Guy McKinley and Zelma (Spurgeon) Norris.

Frank attended schools in Bonners Ferry. He had also served in the U.S. Air Force.

Frank married Pauline Rice on July 15, 1957, in Bonners Ferry.

Frank. Pauline and family moved to the Silver Valley in 1961 from Coeur d'Alene.

Frank had served as a gypominer and had worked at various mines in the Silver Valley. He was a member of the Osburn Lions Club for 43 years and had just received his lifetime membership status in the Lions; he was also a member of the Osburn Community Baptist Church in Osburn. Frank loved and enjoyed his family, hunting and especially hunting with his grandsons, snowmobiling, auto mechanics, his dahlias and flower gardening, picking huckleberries especially with his granddaughters, and he loved his 1956 classic Ford.

Frank is survived by his beloved wife, Pauline of the family home in Osburn; three children and their spouses, Rick and Sally Norris of Wallace, Candi and Jerry White of Kingston and Cathi and Tim Pierson of Gooding; nine grandchildren and their spouses, Jennifer and Brian Hall, Jered and Kayle Norris, Stefan Norris, Paul Norris, Tom Norris, Corri Pierson, Kyli Pierson, Michaela White and Jillian White; two great-grandchildren, Braden Dee Norris and Makenzi Jay Norris; one brother, Bill Norris of Coeur d'Alene; two sisters, Norine Reeves of Coeur d'Alene and Marilee Wales of Coeur d'Alene; he is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, three brothers and his nephew and best friend, Dale Norris.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at the United Church Of Christ Congregational in Wallace. Burial will be held at the Osburn Cemetery in Osburn. A reception and a gathering of family and friends will be held at the Wallace Elks following services; everyone is welcome.

The family suggests that memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or to the Osburn Lions Club.

You may sign Frank's online guest book at www.shoshonefuneralservice.com.

Shoshone Funeral Services & Crematory, Kellogg, is entrusted with funeral arrangements.

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