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Mr. Sterling Ernest Norris

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Very sorry to hear for your loss. Ernie was an absolutely wonderful man and a great and highly ethical lawyer which is kind of hard to come by these days. I share in your loss.

Posted by: Panagiotis Theodoropoulos - Redondo Beach, CA - Friend   Jan 23, 2018

Rebecca, I'm so very sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Nicole Bershon - CA - Friend   Jan 06, 2018

Ernie, you will be missed. Thank you for always being so kind. You were the consumate district attorney. Always loved your hair and quiet professional spirit

Posted by: Elizabeth Hardine - Los Angeles, CA - coworker   Jan 06, 2018

Dear Ernie- We will miss hearing your stories about being served "inedible, tough" tamales for the first time by Yolie's family. (Of note is that you didn't know to remove the husk!) And how you had to corral the wayward neighbor who lived in our house before us. Or Susie's call for help when she just knew a man was hiding in her attic. So many wonderful memories be it in the backyard, the dining table or the mountains. I

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Posted by: Shawn Legg - Northridge, CA - Neighbor   Jan 05, 2018

Ernie and I were classmates at Niobrara County High School in Lusk, Wyoming, graduating with the Class of 1957. Many fond memories of our school years together live on, profoundly cherished from that long-ago time. Ernie shared, along with a several other friends from our class, a love of camping, hunting and exploring in the hills, prairies and woodlands that abounded in the isolated, high-plains environs of Niobrara County and surrounding areas of eastern Wyoming. Memories of many hiking, hunting

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Posted by: Bruce Miller - Norwalk, CA - Classmate   Jan 04, 2018

We will miss that smiling face, the stories of growing up in Lusk Wy. and the blizzard there in '49' all the things that made you the person you are. I will really miss my fishing buddy and all the great times we had in Wyoming.

May you rest in peace with the Lord

We love and miss you,
Chuck & Carol

Posted by: Chuck & Carol kessler - Henderson / Star Valley Ranc, NV - Friend   Jan 04, 2018
Ernie and Yolie at our vacation timeshare, Monte Cristo Villa, Cabo San Lucas 2013

I will particularly miss seeing you on your early morning walks. I would be filling bird feeders and we would always take a moment to chat as you walked past our home. We know how much you love the Valley.

We will miss the time spent at your cabin enjoying Yolie's cooking and the company of friends.

Rest in Peace our dear friend. Wishing love and peace to Yolie and family.

Posted by: Starr and Chuck Lane - Cheyenne, WY - Family Friend   Jan 03, 2018

All of your friends on the Star Valley Ranch will miss you dearly. I always enjoyed our brief visits on your morning walks - Me filling my bird feeders and you loving your walk and seeing all the animals.

Chuck and I will miss the wonderful times we had at the cabin with you and Yolie. Rest in Peace our dear friend

Wishing love and peace to Yolie and the family

Posted by: Starr and Chuck Lane - Cheyenne, WY - Family Friend   Jan 03, 2018

I tried to send this earlier - I apologize if it is a repeat message.

Our Elementary School friends have many fond memories of our class of 6 in our tiny little Wyoming town of Manville. I have always remembered that our birthdays are only 4 days apart. We were so proud of Ernie's accomplishments later as a basketball star in high school while also graduating as class Valedictorian.

It was fun for me after moving to California to see him on

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Posted by: Nadine (Knudsen) Franklin - Chino Hills, CA - Friend   Jan 02, 2018