Raymond Norton, 70, passed away on May 31, 2014. Ray was born in Philadelphia, Pa. to Charles and Gloria Norton, and moved to Dover, Del. in his teens. Upon graduating from Dover High School in 1962, Ray began his long career in the military, first with 20 years of service with the U.S. Navy, followed by his work in Civil Service.
His love of travel and new places is also evidenced by years spent in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands and then in Mexico. His route to a settled life in Payson, Ariz. was eventful and exciting.
Ray leaves behind many caring and loving family members and friends. Cherishing his memory are his wife, Deanne; his daughter, Jill McCarn and her husband Dennis; his son, Paul Norton and his wife Heather; and four grandchildren, Zachery and Luke Norton, and Sarah and Abigail McCarn. He is also survived by his parents, Charles and Gloria Norton, as well as his brothers, Steven and Wayne Norton and their families. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Nancy. He also leaves behind many friends in Payson, especially Karen Albrecht and Mike McCannon, who have been a strong support throughout his illness.