Norris Church Mailer

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Eureka Springs visitor and widow of Norman Mailer, Norris Church Mailer, died Saturday in New York of gastrointestinal cancer. She was 61.

Norris, who grew up in Atkins, Ark., met Mailer at a booksigning in Russellville in 1975 and married him in 1980.

She had two book signings at the New Delhi Cafe, and was a lifelong friend of NDC co-owner, John Wiley. Norris and her family had visited Eureka Springs for several years.