06/24/2017 - Arnold Wayne Norman
Graveside services for Arnold Wayne Norman, age 76, will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Greenwood Cemetery in Chadron, NE with Pastor Bonnie McCord officiating.
A memorial has been established in memory of Wayne. Donations may be given at www.michaeljfox.org to support Parkinson’s research.
Wayne, of Boulder City, NV, passed away on January 9, 2017. He was born on January 20, 1940 in Crawford, NE to Gilbert and Ruth Norman. Wayne married Musetta Ball on September 2, 1962 in Hay Springs, NE.
Wayne graduated from Oelrichs High School (South Dakota) in May 1958. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Chadron State College in 1962. After teaching in Kimball, NE for one school year, he and Musetta moved to Great Falls, MT in 1963 to continue their teaching careers. Spending summers back in Chadron between school years, Wayne earned his Master’s degree in education from Chadron State College in August 1967.
Wayne was a 7th grade math teacher for 31 years in the Great Falls Public School system, most of it spent at East Junior High School. He spent the last five years teaching at Paris Gibson Junior High School before retiring in 1994. Wayne and Musetta moved to Henderson, NV in 1994, where he began a second career working in the convention industry with the local Teamsters 631. He retired for good in 2005.
During Montana summers, Wayne enjoyed camping, fishing, and woodcutting with the family, while autumn found him in the Highwood Mountains hunting with fellow teachers. He was actively involved with the many sports and activities his children were engaged in. After moving to the southwest, Wayne explored the local southern Nevada desert with canine companions Callie and Griz. He was an avid collector of rocks, minerals, and sand. Everyone knew him for always having a bountiful garden. He liked to build things with a variety of materials and enjoyed working with his hands. He was quick to lend a helping hand and was always a good neighbor wherever he lived. He enjoyed the lifestyle that Las Vegas had to offer with the wide variety of buffets. His favorite dessert to eat at the casino buffets was the bread pudding.
Wayne is survived by wife Musetta Norman; son Tarl (Carrie) Norman; daughter Kenda (Dan) Keenan; brother Gilbert Quinton Norman; and grandsons Kendan and Vance Keenan. He was preceded in death by brother Rex and sister Delores Norman.
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