Nancy Paula Jensen-Norris, an East Hampton native who served for 28 years as a nurse at Southampton Hospital, died on June 21 in Gray, Me. She was 74 and had ovarian cancer for the last five years.
Ms. Jensen-Norris was born on April 27, 1939, in East Hampton to Edwin H. Heller and the former Dora Flannery. She grew up in East Hampton and, after graduating from East Hampton High School, attended Goucher College in Towson, Md. She later graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., with a bachelor’s degree in nursing, and Baylor University in Waco, Tex., where she earned a master’s degree.
Ms. Jensen-Norris loved dogs and dog shows, said her daughter, Leslie Barstow of Austin, Tex., and had owned several of the Bouvier des Flandres breed, which she entered in competitions.
She married Calvin Norris in 1990, said her daughter. He died in 1998. After relocating to Maine, she spent 17 years working as a nurse at Maine Medical Center in Portland.
In addition to her daughter, Ms. Jensen-Norris is also survived by her children Jill Jensen of Hope Mills, N.C., Jennifer Wardlow of Gainesville, Va., Robert Jensen of Amagansett, and Sean Jensen of Mechanicsburg, Pa. Six grandchildren also survive, as does her brother, Edwin Heller Jr. of Dublin, Ohio.
Ms. Jensen-Norris was cremated.