Norman C. Burton

Posted Oct. 14, 2012, at 7:54 p.m.

In Loving Memory Of

Norman C. Burton

Oct. 15, 1924 – Oct. 8, 2011

You were a father to me every bit as much as if I had been born to you. I remember meeting you and being under foot as you worked on my mom’s house. I used to wish you could be my dad and then you were. You fell in love with my mom and my prayer was answered. I adored you with all of my heart and I miss you every day. I am filled with tremendous gratitude that you were a part of my life. You clothed me, fed me, nurtured me. There was always that warm smile. A confidant and best friend to me all of my life. I held no secrets back and never needed to. Your love was unconditional. They made men back in your day. You fought in World War II, raised a family of your own, and one of someone else’s. Never wanted anything for yourself except maybe a smile. You treated everyone the same – no matter what walk of life they came from. You took my husband for a walk when he asked my hand in marriage and he heard you on that walk. You loved my mom with so much devotion that it touched everyone’s heart who saw it. I am grateful to you for so much. Mostly I just miss you. I am consoled only in that I know you are with my mom and that we will one day be reunited. In the meantime, I just want you to know that I adored you then and I adore you still.

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