Robin Rouse Norton, 54, teacher, education program officer


Robin Rouse Norton, an education program officer at the Abell Foundation, died of brain cancer Thursday at her Columbia residence. She was 54.

Mrs. Norton had worked for the Baltimore-based foundation since 1994. From 1982 to 1994, she taught English at Centennial and Mount Hebron high schools in Howard County.

Born Robin Rouse in Pensacola, Fla., she was the daughter of James W. Rouse, the late developer, and Libby Rouse of Baltimore.

She is the mother of actor Edward H. Norton, who has been

nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actor for his performance in "Primal Fear."

Mrs. Norton was raised in Roland Park and, in 1960, graduated from Bryn Mawr School, where she taught English from 1967 to 1968.

She earned a bachelor's degree from Hollins College in 1964 and a master's degree in English from Columbia University in 1966. In 1972, she earned a master's degree in guidance counseling from Loyola College.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Brown Memorial Park Avenue United Presbyterian Church, 1316 Park Ave., Bolton Hill.

In addition to her son and her mother, she is survived by her husband of 31 years, Edward M. Norton; another son, James R. Norton of Columbia; a daughter, Molly Norton of Columbia; and two brothers, Jimmy Rouse and Ted Rouse, both of Baltimore.

Pub Date: 3/08/97

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