Barbara E. Norton

May 1926 – December 2013

Barbara Norton, 87, of Turlock, passed away peacefully at Paramount Court. Barbara was born in Framingham MA to William and Madeline Brereton. She graduated from Framingham High School and then moved to California in 1956. She worked as teller for Bank of America for 30 years before her retirement in 1984. She later worked 2 years in her husband’s Century 21 Real Estate office and for Norton Printing. She married James Norton in 1959 and he preceded her in death in 2003.

Barbara was a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Pythian Sisters, past Pres. Of the Turlock 20 Ands, and she was a member of the Emanuel Medical Center Auxiliary and First United Methodist Church.
Barbara was also preceded in death by her parents and brothers: Robert Brereton and Gordon Brereton; sisters: Dorothy Brereton and Rene Barber, and nephew William Brereton. She is survived by 3 nephews: Alyn (Kris) Brereton, John (Janice) Brereton, and Ted (Debbie) Brereton, 4 great nieces, 2 great nephews, and 9 great, great- nephews and nieces.

A Funeral will be held at Allen Mortuary on Tuesday, Dec. 31st at 10 am. Burial will follow at Turlock Memorial Park. Memorial gifts are welcomed for Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto CA 95356. Please leave memories and condolences at

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