OBITUARY

Juanita G. Norton

January 10, 1926December 6, 2019
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Juanita G. Norton, 93, of DeBary, FL passed away on Dec. 6, 2019. She was born in Crofton, Nebraska on Jan. 10, 1926 to the late Emily & Glenn R. Johnson. Juanita’s smile lit up people’s hearts. Most important and cherished to her were her family and friends. Juanita had a long and distinguished career as a Registered Nurse. Her last, and most favorite tenure (1973-1988) was as the Head Nurse of the emergency department at West Volusia Memorial Hospital (now known as Advent Health, Deland). Juanita was a pioneer and expert in Deland for the proper treatment of poisonous snake bites. She educated other medical personnel and put into practice this expertise during her career as an ER Nurse. After nursing, Juanita enjoyed stock market trading, making porcelain dolls, sewing, and creating jewelry. Juanita is predeceased by her devoted husband Lt Col Neal E. Norton and her oldest daughter Michelle E. Norton. She is survived by her children, Patricia Mattina, Neal (& Dolly) Norton, Mary (& Chip) Ferrante, her grandchildren Taylor (& Cathryn) Norton, Lindsey Norton, and great-grandchild June Norton. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, December 15th beginning 9 am at Deltona Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens, Orange City, FL followed immediately by a graveside interment service. A reception will follow directly at her Daughter’s home in Deland (address to be furnished at Memorial). Condolences may be offered at www.deltonamemorialgardens.com

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, December 15, 2019
  • Celebration of Juanita's Life Sunday, December 15, 2019
  • Committal Service Sunday, December 15, 2019

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Ingrid Marleton

December 12, 2019

We will miss our dear neighbor of the last nineteen years! Juanita was a trailblazer nurse with such a kind heart. She was a most interesting storyteller with many chapters to a full, fascinating life. She loved her children dearly. Most of all we will always remember that beautiful smile!!!

Love,
Kevin, Christian, and Ingrid

Margaret Melzer

December 12, 2019

Dear Mary, Chip, Patti, Neil, Dolly, and Family, we are so very saddened by the loss of our beloved Juanita. We first met this elegant, beautiful lady when Ingrid, Kevin, and Christian became her neighbors across the street. Juanita was the best friend and neighbor anyone could have, and we regarded her as family. You can be proud of the loving, highly-accomplished mother and woman she was. I remember Juanita's being brilliant at everything she did, from nursing to cooking, ceramics, jewelry-making, and even technology. I will never forget how excited she was when she got her first cell phone. She happily showed me things it could do and was most eager to learn more. Juanita was an expert in many things and, above all, a student who loved to be always learning new things. Most of all, she had a heart of gold and loved all of you with all her might. Her family was her greatest accomplishment. Be proud of the excellent care you took of your mother for many years. We will always love her in our hearts and prayers for her and your family. Please take comfort in knowing lovely Juanita is in Heaven with her Lord.

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