Simone Cecelia Norton, age 61, of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, died Saturday, February 11, 2017, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was born November 18, 1955, in Bell Gardens, California, the daughter of Loyd and Cecelia (Smith) Thomas.
Simone grew up in the Church of the First Born in Beaver, where her uncles were the pastors. She attended school in Beaver, Oklahoma and Palo Verde High School in Blythe, California where she graduated. Simone met Daniel Lee Norton in 1973 and they were married on March 17, 1973, in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was close to God, her family and friends. Simone was the structure and backbone of her family. She loved everything about them. Simone was very proud of her family and enjoyed spending time with her husband, kids and grandkids and hearing about all their accomplishments and supporting them in anyway she could. Simone had a very selfless heart and was always there for others, helping them however they needed. Simone enjoyed sewing, and watching movies.
Survivors include her husband, Daniel Lee Norton of their home; sons, Daniel Lee Norton, Jr. and wife Gail of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Justin Wayne Norton and wife Cheryl of New Castle, Colorado; two brothers, Terry Thomas and wife Shirley of Durant, Oklahoma, Rick Owens of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Simone is preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at the Assembly of God Church in Hugoton, Kansas with Pastor Ben Coats officiating. Interment will follow at the Hugoton Cemetery in Hugoton, Kansas. Friends may call Wednesday, February 15, 2017, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Garnand Funeral Home in Hugoton, with family present. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 423 S. Main, Hugoton, KS 67951.