In memory of
Norman Edward Duckworth
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In memory of
Norman Edward Duckworth
Norman Edward Duckworth Jan. 8, 1935 - March 10, 2017 Salinas Norman Edward Duckworth, 82, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017, in Salinas. Norman was born Jan. 8, 1935, in Berkeley. He was the youngest child born to Raymond and Wilhelmina Duckworth. Norm joined his two older brothers, William and Kenneth. He was a descendent of the Duckworth and Bramers families of Corral de Tierra and Monterey. The Duckworth's were descendants of Jose Figueroa; the first Mexican Governor of California. Norman attended Berkeley schools and graduated from CSU, Sacramento with a degree in Elementary Education. As a dedicated professional, he taught for 22 years in the King City Union School District where he was a highly valued teacher and colleague. He loved, and was loved by his many students over the years, and derived great satisfaction from his teaching career. For two years, as a young man, Norman was an active member of the Naval Reserve. This experience was extremely important to him. Serving his country was both a privilege and an honor. After his retirement, Norman volunteered for the Monterey Historical Society. He loved history in all forms, and relished this work with enthusiasm and joy. Norm had a life-long love of literature, and was intrigued by all forms of trivia. In addition, he was a self professed travel bug, and enjoyed decades of happily traveling stateside and abroad with his wife, Elizabeth.   Norman is survived by his wife of 39 years, Elizabeth; step-children, Tracy Seamans, Jennifer Nims, Michael Nims, Thomas Nims; four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He also leaves behind nephew, Bill Duckworth, and Norm's six nieces, Kathy Duckworth, Diane Jetter, Mariana Cruz, Dayna Schilling, Carolyn Aldorette, and Karen Di Maggio. You will be sorely missed, our wonderful Norm. Visitation will be held from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Struve and Laporte Chapel, 41 W. San Luis St., Salinas, CA 93901. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 17, 2017, at Sutter Cemetery, 7200 Butte Ave., Sutter, CA 95982. Donation can be made to Parkinson's Foundation, Alzheimer Association or donors favorite charity. Funeral arrangements by Struve and Laporte.                           Online condolences to www.struveandlaporte.com
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