Norman J. Bettencourt, 52, Brookings, died July 18, 2001, in Brookings of natural causes.

He was born Jan. 10, 1948, in Dos Palos, Calif., to Mary and William Bettencourt.

He moved to Brookings in December 1999.

He grew up in El Cajon where he attended El Cajon High School.

He married Cindy Bettencourt in 1987 on Catalina Island, Calif.

Mr. Bettencourt worked at the Laborers Union and retired in 1991. He was a member of the Elks Club.

Survivors are his wife, Cindy Bettencourt of Brookings; daughters, Stephanie Garzan of Hughson, Calif.; Tamyra Boom and Michelle Bush, both of Turlock, Calif.; son, Jeff Bettencourt of Capitola, Calif.

Also surviving are nine grandchildren.

Funeral services are planned for today (July 21) at 10:30 a.m. at Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 820 Old County Road. Fr. Edmund K. Ryan OP, will officiate.