Jane Lynn Norris
On October 26, 2014, Jane Lynne Norris, age 50 of Medford, Ore., was called by God to be an Angel in Heaven. Jane was a beloved wife, mother, and friend to many. She had a light that shone from within...the stars pale in comparison to her lovely smile and bright spirit. Jane cared for people and treated everyone with patience, compassion and kindness. She was a bright, funny woman who loved her family and participated in various charities benefiting children in our community. Jane was born October 10, 1964, in Berea, Ohio. She studied at Savannah Christian Preparatory School and Georgia Southern University. Following a successful career in private club management, Jane became a dedicated mother and homemaker. In 2007, Jane, along with her husband, Co-founded and Chaired the Annual S.O. Autism Awareness Gala.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Eleanor Eileen Houston; brothers, Mark Houston and Kenneth P. Houston, Jr. She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Jim Norris; daughters, Elena Jane and Sadie Lynne Norris, Medford, Ore.; sisters, Dianne Schriner (Dennis) Chattanooga , Tenn., Shirley Wooten (Randy) Chattanooga, Tenn., Delores (Dee) Devine (Thomas), Aripeka, Fla., Rosalie Sue Smith (Gary) North Ridgeville, Ohio; sister-in-law, Wendy Coyne (Jim) Strongsville, Ohio; nieces and nephews, Deanna Auberry, Denise Spencer, Jeffery Wooten, Julie Farmer, Jennifer Hendricks, Thomas Devine, Kelly Devine, Amy Jane Robertson, Kenneth P. Houston, III, Mark Smith, Rodney Smith, Tisha Ray; and many great-nieces nephews and cousins.
A gathering of friends and family for remembrance of Jane's life will be hosted on Wednesday, November 5th 5:30 -8:00 p.m. at Rogue Valley Country Club, 2660 Hillcrest Road, Medford, Ore. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Jane Norris Community Children's Fund benefiting families with a child experiencing a disability. Donations can be made through United Way of Jackson County.