Marcie Lee Myhra Norris, a true light in this world, passed away on May 26th, 2020. She was born to Harry B and Anna M Myhra on February 20th, 1933, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She grew up surrounded by their love along with two older sisters Betty and Pat, dear relatives and many friends. She attended high schools in Sioux Falls and California, as well as the University of South Dakota. On a blind date in June 1952 she met a young and dashing fighter pilot, Lieutenant William Clark (Bill) Norris, who swept her off her feet. They were married on September 27th of that same year. Until 1980, she traveled as an Air Force spouse, making many homes for the family in the US (Texas, Florida, South Dakota, Virginia, Colorado, Alabama, and Washington, DC) and overseas (England and Germany). She applied her intelligence, diligence, compassion, and organizational skills toward a myriad of Air Force activities and philanthropies. She had a passion for interior design (especially antique English country interiors) and applied her broad culinary talents toward entertaining countless military and civilian dignitaries, friends and colleagues. In 1962 and 1964, she became the mother of two children, Kathleen and Matthew who gave her much joy and pride throughout her life. Upon Bill’s retirement at the rank of Major General, Marcie returned with the family to Sioux Falls, where they lived while the children continued their education. Retirement led Marcie to travel in California and Florida, then permanently settle down with Bill in Niceville/Bluewater Bay for her remaining years. She was a devoted member of the Christ Our Redeemer Church, to the extent that her health would allow. Marcie’s treasures on earth were her faith, and her family who are grateful for 1 / 2 that legacy. Her light shone brightly on so many who encountered her. She was smart, kind, loving, and selfless, with a witty sense of humor and seemingly endless appetite for reading. She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Elizabeth Galindo; brother-in-law Justin Berger; and nephews Geoff and Patrick Galindo. In addition to her husband and children, she is survived by her sister, Patricia Berger; sons-in-law Kenneth Courtade and David Tucker, grandsons Justin Selle and Spencer Selle (Janessa); great-grandchildren Brezlyn and Maddex Selle; and two special nieces, Rebecca Berger and Leanne Lauritzen. She will be sorely missed, but all those who love her know that she is now at peace. We can take comfort knowing that she is now looking down on us with love and pride.
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