Hayley Rae Norris, 26, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Boulder, CO on Friday, September 15, 2017. She was born February 15, 1991 in Sheboygan to Dr. Clint and Nancy (Meier) Norris. She graduated as an AFS Student from Academia Iquique in Chile on December 5, 2008 and Sheboygan North High School, Class of 2009. She furthered her education at colleges in Tuscon, AZ, Denver, CO and Boulder, CO.
Hayley had an incredible free spirit with a kind soul. She has been described as truly genuine to many. She enjoyed listening to music from various artists and loved to be outdoors. Hayley called it her mountain medicine; whether hiking, skiing, or just enjoying a breathtaking view. She cherished her peaceful moments in nature. She had sent this quote to a grieving friend and this best describes our beautiful H. Rae of sunshine. "I have to remind myself that some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up DOES rejoice. Still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they're gone. I guess I just miss my friend."
Hayley is survived by her parents, Dr. Clint and Nancy Norris; her brother, Torin Norris (special friend, Stephanie Rosenberg) of Los Angeles, CA; paternal grandparents, Clinton and Beverly Norris of Leesburg, FL; maternal grandfather, George Meier of Brookfield; aunts and uncles; Mary (Paul) Bertin, Paula (Fred) Walker, Tom Meier, George (Mary) Meier, Ellie (Tim) Foote, and Jeanne Meier; cousins, Caroline (Rob) Kuhnen, Christopher (Tara) Miller, Robert Ferguson, Patrick Ferguson, Keeley Meier, Ellen Meier, Kevin Meier, and Jane Meier (fiancé, Ryan St. Martin); and her beloved dog, Rudy.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Norma Meier.
A Private Family Service will be held at a later date.
In honoring Hayley, a memorial in her name would be greatly appreciated for Mental Health America in Sheboygan County, 915 N. 7th St. Sheboygan, WI 53081 or through www.mhasheboygan.org