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1955 Norris 2015

Norris Richins

April 17, 1955 — September 14, 2015

Norris Rodney Richins

The world lost a fun hearted, jovial, storytelling, music loving, father and husband on September 14, 2015. Norris Richins passed away at his family home of natural causes. Born April 17, 1955 in Ogden, Utah he was the son of Claude Arnold Richins and Florence Mae Fry Richins. He arrived three weeks late, breech, 10 pounds 13 ounces and his mother would never let him forget it. Raised in Morgan, Utah, one of many entrepreneurial experiences occurred as a young boy, gathering Christmas Trees on the day after Christmas. He pulled them behind his bike to his parent's house to resell. He graduated from Morgan High School, then from Snow College where he played football and suffered his famous "old football injuries". He served a 2 year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Kentucky, Louisville mission and made lifelong friends. He married the girl he was absolutely crazy about, his "lambchops" Karin Wiscombe in the Salt Lake Temple on September 13, 1979 for time and all eternity. Side by side they made memories, shared laughs, and devoted their lives to their three children. Norris enjoyed his family heritage, and never met a stranger. Norris had an innate ability to connect with people, and could story tell with anyone. His pride and joy were his children who he supported in every activity they participated in.

Norris is survived by his wife Karin, his beautiful daughters Ashley Walbruch (Nate) and Jenna Day (Mark) of Rochester, Minnesota, his handsome son Spencer Richins (Brooke) of Choteau, Montana, His Grandkids Hannah, Ellie, Jocelyn, Reagan, Nash, Max, Olive, and McCoy. He is also survived by his brother Arnold Richins, and his sisters Claudia Nelson, Pauline Thompson, and Shirlee Wilkerson.

There will be a viewing at the Gorder-Jensen Funeral Home in Choteau, Montana on Thursday September 16, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm. The services for Norris will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Choteau, Montana on Friday September 18, 2015. There will be a viewing from 10am to 10:45am with the funeral starting at 11am.

Can't you hear him singing, "Climb every mountain, Ford every stream, Follow every rainbow, 'Till you find your dream!"
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