Heaven needed another angel, and God saw that Norm was suffering and He took him home on January 30, 2015. He was comforted as he passed by his loving wife, Carolyn, brother, Ed and sister, Fay.
Born on June 22, 1938 in Seattle, WA, Norm left high school and joined the Marines in June 1956, serving for four years active duty. He then moved back to Seattle, where he continued to serve in the Active Reserves, attaining the rank of First Sergeant. He joined the Seattle Police Dept on October 1, 1961 to work the 1962 World’s Fair. In 1981, he began to partner with a young female officer, whom he later married in 1984 and they loved each other deeply until he was called to Heaven. Norm retired from Seattle Police in 1987 after 26 years, but quickly became bored, and returned to working for King County Courthouse. During this time, he also started a catering/bakery business with his wife. In 2003, Norm moved to AZ due to his wife’s health. In AZ, he continued his love of cooking and served as a chef for several local senior resorts, finally retiring after his oldest child retired.
Norm is preceded in death by his mother, father, and stepfather, and leaves behind three daughters, Lyn (Bret) Duncan, Debi (Chris) Bloom, Cathi (John) Martin, and a son, James (Leslie) Stallings. He also leaves six grandchildren, and one great-grandson.
A Celebration of his Life is planned for Thursday, February 5, 2015 at the family home.
He will be so sorely missed.