Carry Ann Norby |

Carry Ann Norby


A celebration of life is planned Dec. 7 for Carey Ann Norby, who died Oct. 14, 2006.

Carey was born Dec. 17, 1953, and resided at South Lake Tahoe from 1957 to 1972. She grew up in Tahoe, attending Tahoe Valley Elementary and South Tahoe Intermediate schools, and is a 1972 graduate of South Tahoe High School. She was active in music, drama, singing and cheerleading as well as the yearbook editor and animator. She was always in the top of her class academically. In 1972 she was head cheerleader, homecoming queen and later runner-up as Miss South Lake Tahoe. After graduation from high school she attended California State University, Chico.

Throughout her adult life she continued with her singing through many countries and her art is displayed on the Internet and in Hawaii. Carey evolved into a consummate artist/singer/ musican, and spent the 30 years of her adulthood traveling the beautiful places of the world. She sought to express herself in art shows and concert halls, as she sought to find the deeper, spiritual essence of her life. She accomplished all that she sought, but as ovarian cancer claimed her life at the age of 51, it can only be certain that while it may have been enough for her, it was far from being enough for those who are left with the anguish of the void her departure has created in their lives.

She is survived by her brother, Steve; mother, Mary Ann Shires Montgomery; father, Don Norby; and nephew, Kyle.

A celebration of life by her friends in Tahoe will begin at 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Lake Tahoe Church of Christ, 2100 Eloise Ave. For directions go to For questions on the services call David Borges at (530) 544-5800.

The family request donations be made to the Ovarian Cancer Society or the South Tahoe High School Alumni Association in the name of Carey Norby at