Brenda Louise Norton: Aug. 26, 1953 – Nov. 27, 2018.



Brenda Louise Norton of Seattle and Whidbey Island, was born in Beacon, New York on Aug. 26, 1953. She passed away quietly in her sleep on Nov. 27, 2018.

Her wife and partner of 25 years, Michele Lussier, was at her side. She is survived by her sister, two nieces, a grand-niece, cousins, and many, many dear friends.

Brenda’s rich life extended from Hartford, Connecticut to New York City and Jamaica, and, for many years, Seattle, where she made her final home.

It was a life defined by love.

She reveled in travel, reading, teaching adults to read, gardening, food, music, dancing, her dog Harley, and, most of all, her beloved wife, Michele, to whom she was devoted. Her smile warmed any room, her enthusiasm for fun, new experiences and joy was contagious, and she lived and breathed beauty, which was her essence. She was exquisite.

A gathering to celebrate Brenda is 1-4 p.m. Dec. 16, 2018 at UW Wisteria Hall in the Seattle Arboretum. Service begins at 1:30 p.m.

Donations in her name may be made to ProLiteracy, an organization dedicated to promoting literacy in adults, at

More in Obituaries

Larry L. Rocho: Jan. 17, 1939 – March 7, 2019

Larry L. Rocho, of Coupeville, passed away on Thursday March 7, 2019… Continue reading

Richard John Pearson: Dec. 3, 1945 – March 3, 2019

On March 3, 2019, our beloved Richard John Pearson, surrounded by his… Continue reading

Donald Mackay Goodfellow: Sept. 11, 1929 – March 4, 2019

Donald Mackay Goodfellow was born Sept. 11, 1929 in Seattle, second son… Continue reading

Kenneth Wayne Gill: May 15, 1942 – Feb. 16, 2019

Kenneth Wayne Gill, of Freeland, Wash., succumbed to a long-term battle with… Continue reading

William (Bill) Curtis

William (Bill) Curtis passed away Jan. 25, 2019.He was born on May… Continue reading

Mary Cecilia Smith: Oct. 8, 1929 – Feb. 27, 2019

Mary Cecilia Smith passed away peacefully on Feb. 27, 2019. Mary was… Continue reading

Mary Lou (MacDonald) Harris: July 9, 1928 – March 2, 2019

Mary Lou (MacDonald) Harris went home to her Heavenly Father on March… Continue reading

Ken Gilroy: Feb. 10, 2019

Ken Gilroy, 86, passed away Feb. 10, 2019 in Phoenix from a… Continue reading

Robert Francis Casey: July 8, 1921 – Feb. 13, 2019

Robert Francis Casey, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away on… Continue reading

Most Read