Richard “Dick” Norris, 88, died on August 4, 2019 in Houston. Dick was born on September 11, 1930 in Los Angeles, California.
Dick grew up in Santa Monica, California, and moved to Bronxville, New York at the age of 16. After graduating from Harvard University he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was assigned to the National Security Agency during the Korean War.
In 1973 he moved to Houston to pursue a career in the travel industry, He met his spouse, John Haskins, in 1984. This October they would have celebrated their 35th anniversary. Dick and John traveled the world together, exploring all seven continents. Given his love of animals, their photo safaris in Africa were among his favorite trips. His volunteer activities included being a docent for both the Houston Zoo and the Houston Grand Opera.
Dick will be remembered for his intelligence, keen wit, and incredible sense of adventure. In addition to animals, he enjoyed the theater, opera, cooking and dining.
He is survived by his loving spouse, John Haskins; sister-in-law Marilyn Norris, niece Jody, and nephews: Brad, Scott, and Brian.
Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Dick’s life on Saturday, August 17, 2019 from three o’clock until six o’clock at Bradshaw-Carter Memorial & Funeral Services, 1734 W. Alabama Street in Houston. Please dress casually.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Dick to the Nature Conservancy by clicking here.
The Nature Conservancy in Texas
318 Congress Avenue, Austin TX 78701