Tipton-Hamilton tie the knot

November 12, 2013 

Marcie Marie Tipton, 68, a 44-year resident of North Fork, and Norris Arthur Seymoor Hamilton, 82, of Des Moines, Wash., were wed Nov. 3 at North Fork's Manzanita Lake. The service was performed by Pastor Samuel Tallman of Calvary Chapel of the Sierra.

Marcie has been a resident of North Fork for 44 years. Marcie worked in the library at the North Fork Elementary School, processing all the ebooks when the library was first built.

She also worked at Kings River Pine Industries, at the Saw Mill in Auberry as a secretary, typist and doing payroll. It was later bought by Wicks Forest Industries and eventually the mill closed.

Marcie is active in school activities, and is a member of Calvary Chapel, and also attends the Seventh Day Adventist church to learn more about Norris's church.

Despite being in a wheelchair with Multiple Sclerosis, Marcie attends many functions in the Mountain Area. Norris was a student at Walla Walla College in Washington 1951-1952, and received an Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Army in 1954, after serving in the Korean War. Norris trained as a Combat Medic, served as a company clerk, then transferred to U.S. Army Aviation as an aviation mechanic on L-19's and Navians.

A mechanical engineer, he worked for Aeroquip Corporation in Burbank, Lockheed Missile Systems Division in Sunnyvale, and Keytronics and Precision Engineering in Spokane, WA. He later became a licensed contractor.

The couple met many years ago through Norris's relatives in North Fork, when Marcie was providing care for his in-laws. Following the ceremony, a reception was held at North Fork's Town Hall and the couple are residing in North Fork.

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