Norman Mayberry


Norman Mayberry
Dec. 26, 1932 - Sept. 12, 2011

Norman Lee "Norm" Mayberry of Fairview, Ore., formerly of
Milton-Freewaer, passed away Sept. 12, 2011, at his home at the age of 78 years.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at 11 a.m., at
the First Christian Church in Milton-Freewater with
Pastor Kent Mayberry officiating. Concluding services
and interment to follow in the Milton-Freewater
Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to
the Pension Fund of Christian Church (Disciples of
Christ) Ministerial Relief Fund through the
Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home.

Norm was born Dec. 26, 1932, in Milton-Freewater,
the son of Nolan and Zelda Moon Mayberry. He attended
local schools and graduated from McLoughlin
High School. He then attended Northwest Christian
College, Phillips University Graduate Seminary and
Claremont School of Theology, receiving a doctorate
of ministry in counseling. Norm served in the Oregon
National Guard and was discharged in 1953. On
Aug. 12, 1956, he married Frances B. Gatz in
Milton-Freewater. He had worked as a minister,
Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, serving
churches in Beatrice, Neb.; Pueblo, Colo.; Great Falls,
Mont.; and Mapleton, Ore. He also served as a family
counselor, Christian Family Institute, and a juvenile
counselor, Oregon Youth Authority. Norm enjoyed
writing (including an unfinished historical novel
about a lost mine in Oregon, limericks, and poetry)
and he was an accomplished fly fisherman. In retirement,
his life centered on the activities of his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Frances Mayberry at the
home; two sons, John and Ben Mayberry both of Fairview,
Ore.; two daughters, Michelle Kirkpatrick of
Mulino, Ore., Marcella Dodson of Florence, Ore.; a
brother, Gene Mayberry of College Place; two sisters,
Barbara Pentland of Post Falls, Idaho, Carol Gunnels
of LaGrande, Ore.; six grandchildren, numerous
nieces and nephews.


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