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Charley L. Norris

December 19, 2017

Charley L. Norris

Charley L. Norris, 82 years of age, of Beatrice passed away at Bryan Health Center East in Lincoln on Thursday evening, Dec. 14, 2018. He was born on April 20, 1935 and lived in an orphanage for several years before moving to the Beatrice State Developmental Center in 1943.

Charley attended the Rat Pack homeroom, worked at Bear Creek and participated in music enrichment, Catholic services, chapel services, swimming and recreational activities. He enjoyed interacting with staff and peers, and greeting everyone he saw. Charley loved to play games, such as checkers and cards, as well as sending and receiving letters from his friends at the Live and Learn Club, listening to music and going on trips. Charley was a former member of Cornhusker Scouts and enjoyed the annual camp outings.

Charley leaves to mourn his many friends, the 3070 (412) staff at the Beatrice State Developmental Center and his long time guardian, Verdella Vetrovsky of Beatrice.

Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 at the All Faith’s Chapel on the Beatrice State Developmental Center campus, with Verla Dorn officiating. There will be no viewing or visitation as cremation has taken place. Burial will be at the Evergreen Home Cemetery in Beatrice. Sign Charley’s online guest book at www.ghchapel.com.

These services have been entrusted to the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice.