In Memory of Steven Lawrence NORTON

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Service Date:   June 5, 2015, 6:00 pm

Date of Birth:   September 8, 1956

Date of Death:   May 7, 2015

Service Type:   Celebration of Life

More Services:   If you would like to make a donation in Steve’s memory: He would want you to choose where you spent your money or time. Steve would also like all of you to remember to fill out an organ donor form as you never know what your donation could mean to another family.

Life Legacy:
Steve’s Journey Steve was born in Edmond's in 1956 he spent his early years in the greater Seattle area, he had many great memories of spending time at his Uncle Alex’s restaurant in the Pike Place Market. He always felt at home in the Market. He started working with his dad in the Autobody Industry at a young age and continued in every aspect of the industry. He married Dorene in 1982 and shortly after they moved to Carnation with their two young sons, Jacob and Jesse. Steve opened his bodyshop and Tow company, he loved working with the local law enforcement officers as part of the tow company. He very much loved being part of his community; taking part in the chamber of commerce and the Carnation 4th of July community. He organized and ran the very first Hot Rod and Harley show in Carnation an event that is still enjoyed today. He was so very honored to be chosen as the Grand Marshall of the 4th of July Parade and proudly drove his John Deere Tractor down the parade route. He moved back to Edmond's a few years ago and started working for Verifax Automotive a company that help’s Autobody Shops achieve and maintain a standard of excellence that Steve truly believed in. He really enjoyed showing young autobody professionals how to be the best that they could be. Steve is survived by his wife of 32 years Dorene, His two son's Jacob and Jesse. His parents Diane and Larry. His brother David and his sister Shelly. His nieces, Angela and Keara. His nephews Jed, Christopher, and Colin. He also had a great nephew Tristan and great niece Alyssa both whom he loved a great deal and got great joy in having young kids in the family again. The service is June 5th at the Edmond's Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave, Edmonds, WA 98020 from 6:00p-8:00p. Also his Birthday is September 8th 1956.

Messages of Condolence:

"Steve really came through for my family when no one else did and we needed him. I always will remember him for this and for his naughty jokes at the family gatherings. My kiddos loved Uncle Steve and we will miss him dearly. "
- Angela

"I loved getting to know Steve over the years. I loved his passion, honesty and sense of humor. Steve you will be missed, you brought life to Carantion and every where you went. R.I.P."
- Kim Lisk

"Steve was an amazing father who always welcomed his son's friends into his home. I always appreciated that, as a friend of Jacob's, he would provide his attention and respect as he would any other adult. That being said, there was always a glint of childlike enthusiasm in his eye. He loved to mess with us with the occasional prank, but in the end I knew he cared for us all."
- Kolten

"Steven was a part of my life since I was young. I will never forget his humor and crazy laugh. I wanted to be like him I remember when I was 8 to about 12 yrs old. He was about 16 to 20, smart, tough, drove cool cars and listened to really cool music. I remember "borrowing" his Mach 1 Mustang for a road trip to Portland when I was....13 yikes! He never really got mad at me about that. One of the first times I felt the power of forgiveness when I was just a young man. Steve Lawrence Norton you loved well and were greatly loved. I will miss you."
- Sheldon Soule

"The Carnation 4th of July Committee would like to honor Steve for his involvement in the community and his foresight in organizing the Hotrods and Harley Show. This year we are presenting the first annual Steve Norton Trophy to the crowd favorite at this years show on July 4th. Would love to have a family member there to present the award. "
- Trent Whatley

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