Gilbert Haven Norris Jr.

July 18th, 1941December 29th, 2017

Lafayette, Colorado resident Gilbert Norris, died Friday, December 29, 2017, at Rose Medical Center in Denver. He was 76 years old. He was born Gilbert Haven Norris, Jr. on July 18, 1941 in Pikesville, Maryland, the son of Janet Logan (Kendrick) and Gilbert Haven Norris, Sr. Gil moved to Boulder with IBM in the late 1960’s from Endicott, New York and spent his entire career as an electrical engineer with IBM. He joined the Longs Peak Barbershop Chorus when he moved here, and has been a member of that organization for 35 years. He loved singing and competing all that time. He also loved hiking, biking and camping in the mountains. He was active with the local Boy Scout troop and Webelos Cub Scouts. He volunteered at Eisenhower School as a math teacher, and volunteered with Partners Lafayette. He particularly loved leading Boy Scout camping trips up into the mountains. Gil was very fond of telling campfire stories to the boy scouts and his nieces and nephews, and could use false voices to create a frightening atmosphere for the campfire sitters. Gil was also a creative and talented puzzle maker and created his own wooden puzzles that he would give as Christmas gifts. He was also a gifted artist, painting many beautiful Rocky Mountain scenes. He also created and printed his own Christmas cards to send out every year. He was married to Judith Porter in 1971. Preceding Gil in death were his parents. Surviving family members include 3 brothers; Steve Norris, Mike Norris, and Mark Norris, and one sister, Judith Stevens. In lieu of flowers, donations to Den 5 Webelos or the Boy Scouts would be appreciated.

Services

Services will be held Saturday January 13, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Darrell Howe Mortuary, Lafayette Colorado

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Condolences

I’m so sorry for the loss of your loved one. This is no doubt a very difficult time for you and your family. You can take comfort in knowing that God is near you. (Psalms 34:18)
Our family is saddened with Gil's passing. He was a good friend and will be missed. We always looked forward to Gil's presence and his Rosettes at our Christmas Eve open house. I can't remember a time that I saw Gil and he was't smiling. May he rest in God's hands now and forever. The Ciminski family.
Uncle Chip was a great man. My family enjoyed his humor and stories and the many experiences he had to share. He will be missed. Teresa, Collin, and Jack Farley
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