James "Jim" A. Norris died at his home in Cory Jan. 11, 2016. He was 73.
He was born in Paonia Dec. 18, 1942, to Ed and Dorothy Norris. He and his brother John were raised on a cattle ranch on Kebler Pass. He graduated from Paonia High School in 1960.
Mr. Norris was a member of the Rod and Gun Club, was a benefactor member of the NRA, a 4-H leader, a Delta County Fair Board member, a North Fork Water Association District consultant and the Paonia Mosquito District president. He enjoyed being a father and grandfather, ranching, fishing, operating heavy equipment and his dog, Little Bit.
Mr. Norris is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carolyn; three daughters, Pam, Kim and Diane; grandchildren, Katrisha, Felisha, Victoria, Michael and Austyn; four stepgrandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
No funeral service is planned. A "coffee with Jim" will be held Monday, Feb. 1, from 8-10 a.m., at The Diner in Paonia.
Memorial contributions may be sent to HopeWest, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.
View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylorfuneralservice.com.
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