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Clarkson family moving to USA 1956

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Re: Clarkson family moving to USA 1956

Posted: 1355762490000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1355763407000
Hi there,

I'm not related but would like to help you.

California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985
Name: Norman F Willis
Age: 21
Est. Birth: abt 1939
Spouse Name: Joan Clarkson
Spouse Age: 18
Est. Spouse Birth: abt 1942
Date: 12 Mar 1960
Location: Imperial

U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2
Name: Norman F Willis
Birth Date: 12 Mar 1938
Address: 15975 Jasmine St, Victorville, CA, 92395-8680

U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1
Name: Norman F Willis
Birth Date: 12 Mar 1938
Phone Number: 247-4827
Address: PO Box 7005, Apple Valley, CA, 92307-0711
[1597 S Jasmine, Victorville, CA, 92392]
[15975 Jasmine St, Victorville, CA, 92395-8680 (1993)]
[22007 Hurons Ave, Apple Valley, CA, 92307-4225 (1991)]

Web: Obituary Daily Times Index, 1995-2012
Name: Norman Forrest Willis
Publication Date: 3 May 2011
Publication Place:
Death Date: abt 2011
Death Place:
Age at Death: 73
Birth Date: Abt 1938
URL: http://obits.rootsweb.ancestry...
WILLIS, Norman Forrest; 73; Barnesville OH>Apple Valley CA; Daily Press; 2011-5-3; lfkes

Social Security Death Index
Name: Norman Forest Willis
Last Residence: 92307 Apple Valley, San Bernardino, California
Born: 12 Mar 1938
Died: 29 Apr 2011
State (Year) SSN issued: Ohio (1955-1956)

United States Obituary Collection
Name of Deceased: Norman Forrest Willis
Gender: M (Male)
Death Date: 29 Apr 2011
Death Place: Apple Valley
Cause of Death: cancer
Obituary Date: 5 May 2011
Newspaper Title: Desert Dispatch
Newspaper Location: Barstow, CA, USA
Residence (at time of death): Apple Valley
Spouse's Name: Diana
Parents' Names: Frieda and Floyd Willis
Childrens' Names: Cindy (her husband David)
Siblings' Names: Shirley, Carol, and Linda
Number of Grandchildren: 7
Number of Great-grandchildren: 4
Military: United States Air Force

Name Age
Norman Forest Willis Died in 2011 (73)
Location: Apple Valley, CA, Victorville, CA, Bonney Lake, WA
Possible Relations: Ashley M Willis, Debra M Willis, Diana Lyn Willis, Eric J Willis, James R Willis

Joan Willis 71
Location: Apple Valley, CA, Victorville, CA
Possible Relations: Diana Lyn Willis, Eric J Willis, Jeffrey D Willis, Norman Forest Willis


Norman Forrest Willis, 73, died Friday, April 29, 2011 while resting peacefully at his home in Apple Valley following a brief fight with cancer.
He is survived by his wife Diana, ex-wife Joan, daughter Cindy (her husband David), two sons Jeff (his wife Janet) and Eric (his wife Anna), stepson Brian (his wife Tara), three sisters: Shirley, Carol, and Linda; seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, neighbors Gary and Naomi, and many close friends and extended family.
Norman was born and raised in Barnesville Ohio to Frieda and Floyd Willis. Norman lived and worked in Barnesville (starting at the age of twelve) until he joined the United States Air Force at the age of nineteen. Norman served honorably for twenty years in the USAF and earned the rank of Master Sergeant, and the nickname "Stormin' Norman". Norman traveled the world with the Air Force and eventually found himself and his young family residence at George Air Force Base in Victorville. The High Desert is the place he called home and where he lived and worked for the remainder of his life. After serving with the military, Norman went to work for the Park and Recreation department in Apple Valley. Here, he enjoyed caring for the maintenance needs of the town's parks as well as the Apple Valley School District's pools. After fifteen years of working for the town of Apple Valley, Norman decided to retire and pursue his true passion of woodworking. As a master carpenter, Mr. Willis truly enjoyed crafting both everyday items such as picture frames and gates to the more exotic projects like entertainment centers and hardwood vanities. He took pleasure in constructing each and every project with the same caliber of artisanship that one would find in museum quality pieces. Norman was the type of man that appreciated doing things "the right way" the first time. It is this attitude of integrity and depend-ability that attracted people to Norman, and it is his gentle nature, wisdom, and quick-witted charm that we will miss the most.

.Published in the Daily Press on May 3, 2011


Apparently, Joan outlived Norman and could have remarried. I don't find an obit under the name of "Joan Willis".
She may still be living in Apple Valley near her children and grandchildren -- so perhaps calling a directory service may get you a recent phone number or address.


U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1
Name: Joan Willis
Birth Date: 15 Aug 1941
Phone Number: 241-5935
Address: 22007 Hurons Ave, Apple Valley, CA, 92307-4225 (1996)
[PO Box 7005, Apple Valley, CA, 92307-0711]
[15975 Jasmine St, Victorville, CA, 92395-8680 (1993)]
[1597 S Jasmine, Victorville, CA, 92392 (1977)]
[147 Texas, Victorville, CA, 92394]

U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2
Name: Joan Willis
Birth Date: 15 Aug 1941
Address: 11957 Wapato Rd, Apple Valley, CA, 92308-7692

Maybe she hasn't remarried after all ... but not sure how recent these listings go. You might try writing a letter to the latest address and request an "Address Correction" from the Post Office.

Good luck!
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