Ginny Marie Drake was born to Allen and Jewell Drake on Mother’s Day, May 12, 1946, in Fort Worth, Texas. She was the youngest of three children arriving as a little surprise with a 15 and 17-year age gap between her older brothers, Don and Ray. Living on the banks of Lake Worth, Ginny could always be found swimming, fishing, or hosting tea parties with her cousins for their Madame Alexander dolls. While attending high school she also attended Rutherford Metropolitan Business School and graduated from Arlington Heights High School in May 1964. Soon after graduation, she married Rick Norris and they had two children, Kristin and Kirk. While in Fort Worth, Ginny worked at Radio Shack, a division of Tandy Corporation in the executive offices with her last position being secretary to the vice-president controller.