Obituary of Judith M. Durkee-Norris
Judith M Durkee-Norris, 79, of Heppner, Oregon, passed away on May 16, 2023, in Northport, Me.
Judy was born in Jacksonville, Florida. to Robert and Thelma (Emery) Hammond on September 27, 1943. Judy lived in several places, as a child. Primarily Ohio and Islesboro. She worked as a house cleaner, in her early years, which developed into a love for flower arranging, and went on to attend Floral design school. She became a CNA, enjoying her work in the nursing home in Heppner, became an EMT for a brief time, and finally realized her calling as a Licensed Massage Therapist. She enjoyed gardening, nature, music, and dancing. She loved meeting with old and new friends and often said “ A stranger is but a friend I haven’t met yet!" Judy was involved in Hospice as a volunteer using her gift of massage.
She is preceded in death by her parents, and her grandson, Casey Durkee.
Judy is survived by her husband, George Norris of Heppner, OR; sister Donna Miller of Liberty; children Kenneth of Islesboro, Therese, and Michael of Northport; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Gentiva Hospice.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Islesboro, on May 25, 2023, at 2 pm with Reverend Patricia Goodspeed of The 2nd Baptist Church officiating. Private Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.ripostafh.com
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