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Miss Norton was my P.E. teacher in junior high school. She was one of 2 of my all time favorite teachers. She taught me in 1969-1971. After all these years I can still hear her voice telling me to "get that racket back", I can still see her perfect handwriting, I can still see her running and jogging, I can still remember the outfit she whore but what I remember the most is that she made me feel very special.

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Posted by: Debra K. Johnson - boston, MA   Feb 21, 2010

My thoughts & prayers go out to Ethel's entire family. It has been some time since I last saw Ethel, but have always remembered her. She was a very warm & giving person. I'm sorry to hear of her passing, but know she is in a much better place. God bless.

Posted by: Heidi Escobedo - San Antonio, TX   Jan 31, 2010

Our entire family has a special place in our hearts for Miss Norton. She taught my sister, two brothers and me to swim at the San Antonio Country Club in the 1950's. Later she taught my own four daughers as well. We parents knew that our children, as young as 3, were safe in her program. On the second day of swimming lessons each summer, she knew every child's name and who their parents were. When the kids were in

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Posted by: Melinda Wingerter Keenan - Boerne, TX   Dec 05, 2009

I will miss this dear godly woman. She would say "Tell me about your church" then say "Keep doing good work for God for that is where happiness and riches are" She was a model christain woman. Titus 2:4. She gave from her heart.
The world was better because of her.

Posted by: Jan Hansen - San Antonio, TX   Dec 05, 2009

What a great lady. She taught me how to swim at the SACC and my mother before me. I worked under her guidance as a swim instructor and lifeguard for many years. I can still see her wearing her shower cap and telling the little kids, "No crying in the big pool!!!". She is unforgettable and will always be remembered with great admiration and fondness.

Posted by: Melissa Young - San Antonio, TX   Dec 04, 2009

I'm so sorry to hear this news. Ethel will always be remembered like family to all the Walthalls. She gave me my first job as a swimming teacher at SACC. I'd love to hear the story of "One Eye" one more time as she told it!!!Love and prayers to family and many dear friends who will miss her so.
Sarah Walthall Norris

Posted by: Sarah Walthall Norris - Corpus Christi, TX   Dec 03, 2009

Miss Norton was an inspiration to many. My thoughts and prayers are with all who knew and loved her.

Posted by: Laura Kirby Schoppe - Missouri City, TX   Dec 02, 2009

Ethel Norton was a wonderful and kind person and a great friend for so many years. Misunderstood by many, there were no gray areas in her life. It was Right or Wrong. The ball was in or out. But she never failed to go out of her way to help others and many times they were totally unaware she did it. If they knew it, probably no one else did. I was at a business meeting in 1999, and during

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Posted by: Max Wier - San Antonio, TX   Dec 02, 2009

I had the privilege of working for Miss Norton at the SACC pool for five years in the late 60s. I've been forever grateful for the experience. What a great lady who had such a positive impact on so many lives!

Posted by: Dan E. Crutchfield - San Antonio, TX   Dec 02, 2009

How fondly I remember sharing "tickle water" duties with Mizz Norton! She was a true force of nature and will be deeply missed by the generations of people who knew and were taught by her.

Posted by: Martha Kirby Capo - Cedar Rapids, IA   Dec 02, 2009