Cedric Norton

Cedric A Norton passed away on Jan 3, 2018 at Kane County Hospital Nursing facility from natural causes at the age of 90. Cedric was born on November 26, 1927 to Ernest Algernon Nicholl aka Norton and Pearl Stevenson First in Sacramento, Ca. He grew up in Los Angeles, Ca but was soon off to start his military life in the Merchant Marines by age 15. He then enlisted in the Army where he served during WWII for 4 years and then also served in the Korean War.

Back as a civilian he started his career as an Engineer for Hughes Aircraft and Space Administration where he worked on some of the first craft to land on the moon such as the Surveyor. He eventually retired from Hughes and moved to Kanab, Utah where he and his wife, Emma, have enjoyed 26 years of building their beautiful home together. Cedric took many continuing education classes in upholstery and cabinetry and has many awards of merit in his achievements of these crafts.

He is survived by his wife, Emma, his four daughters and four grandchildren and will be missed by many friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 6th, at 10:00am at the Kanab City Cemetery. Arraignments were made with Mosdell Mortuary.


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  1. Roy Alzua April 30, 2023 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    Cedric A. Norton was my stepfather. He was kind but a military disciplinarian to me. He was honest, responsible and a mentor to me during my formative teenage years. He had a mean streak that was formed in his troubled youth and family life. Cedric was more of a father to me than my biological father and I appreciate his guidance and loved him despite the mean treatment of my mother and four Norton sisters.

    May he finally rest in peace. God bless him and his wonderful wife, Emma.

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