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Jerry May Norman

August 15, 1942 April 19, 1990
Jerry May Norman
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Jerry May Norman was born August 15th, 1942 in Altus and spent the first 18 years of his life in this city where he attended school, obtaining his High School Diploma in 1960. During therse years he spent six in the band and was drum major his three years in high school. He participated in vocal music, appearing in a number of musicals, plays, boys quartet and those things connected with vocal music.

He enrolled at the University of Oklahoma School of Music in 1960, graduating in 1964 with a major in vocal music. In the summer of 1964 he moved to New York City where he sang in a televised program "The Bell Telephone Hour" and a Broadway show "Half A Sixpence."

Returning to the University of Oklahoma he earned his Master's Degree in the years 1966-68. After graduation he taught music in the Anadarko Junior High School one year and in the summer of 1969 was married to Linda Andras of Norman. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Munich, Germany where he studied for three years and both worked at the United States Army installation in that city.

Returning to the states after that time he enrolled in the University of Indiana Music School, appearing in a number of operas there in the star tenor roles. Before completing his Doctorate, they moved to New York City where he obtained an agent and began an operatic career which spanned many years and many countries, as well as a large number of engagements in the United States.

He died Thursday, April 19th, 1990 at the New York University Hospital. His survivors are: his father and mother, Dennis and Marjorie Norman of Altus; a brother, Joe Norman and a sister-in-law, Sue Norman of Amarillo, TX; two nephews, Jeff and John Norman of Oklahoma City, OK.

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Thomas Street Church of Christ

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