VIENNA — Louise M. Norris, 98, of Cambridge, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, at her daughter’s home. She was born in Vienna on May 1, 1922, and was a daughter of the late William and Bessie Neal Layton.
Mrs. Norris attended schools in Vienna. She worked at Rob Roy, but most of her life she was a homemaker. She married Robert James Waddell Gore, who passed away on May 20, 1975. In September of 1978, she married Carl Norris, who passed away March of 1989. Mrs. Norris enjoyed latch hook, gardening and puzzles.
She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Beckwith of Cambridge; two sons, Wm. Harvey Gore of Dover, and Ronald H. Gore of New Market, Virginia; a daughter-in-law, Lee Gore of Camden-Wyoming, Delaware; twelve grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and her husbands, Mrs. Norris is preceded in death by a son, Robert “Bob” W. Gore Jr.; three brothers, Joseph H. Layton Sr., Walter R. Layton and Ollie Layton; two sisters, Marjorie Hilda Willey and Clara McKnett; son-in-law, William Beckwith Sr.; a grandson, William “Billy” Beckwith Jr.; two daughters-in-law, Phyllis Gore and Ellie Gore.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, at East New Market Cemetery, with Rev. Mary Ann Farnell officiating. Memorial contributions can be made to Salem United Methodist Church, c/o Laura Layton, 4644 Ravenwood Road, Vienna, MD 21869. Face mask and social distancing is required. Arrangements are in the care of the Thomas Funeral Home, P.A. in Cambridge.