Brian & Donna Norris
Brian is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Oregon and Washington, a certified cremationist as well as a certified celebrant. He has worked in every area of the funeral industry and is now the managing partner of Bateman Newport LLC which owns Bateman Funeral home, Affordable Burial & Cremation as well as Pacific View Memorial Chapel and Cemetery.
Brian holds a bachelor’s degree from Portland State University and an associate’s degree from Mt. Hood Community College where he earned his Funeral Service Degree. Prior to entering the funeral service industry Brian took early retirement from United Parcel Service, he served as a Combat Engineer Officer in the Oregon Army National Guard from 1985 to 1997 and was the Northwest Area Vice President of a large temporary staffing agency.
Brian is involved in a variety of community activities including: serving on the board of directors for the Oregon Funeral Directors Association from 2014 to present, President of the Yaquina Toastmasters club from 2016 to present, appointed in 2017 as a member of the City of Newport Parks & Recreation Committee, a member of the Newport Chamber of Commerce and a member of the American Legion.
Brian and his wife Donna are both native Oregonians and moved to Newport Oregon to be close to Brian’s parents who reside in Newport. They have been married for 34 years, have raised four beautiful daughters and are proud grandparents to five wonderful grandchildren. Donna is a talented teacher for Newport High School who is devoted to her special education and medically fragile students.