Christian Life Assembly
920 W Valley Blvd
Tehachapi, CA 93561


Obituary Condolences

Norm passed away on Friday, September 23, 2016 at the age of 47. He grew up in Tehachapi and graduated from Tehachapi High School in 1987. Norm was part of some great Warrior teams including the 1985 CIF championship team. Norm played football, basketball and baseball for the Warriors. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in 1987. He was an avid baseball and football fan. He loved to attend the Warrior football games whenever he got the chance no matter who or where they played. The Bakersfield Renegade football games were no exception - he would tailgate with his family and friends before walking up to the second story of the BC stadium where you could find him and his father "coaching" from the same seats each home game. Most weekends you could hear him as he watched his beloved Miami Hurricanes and Dallas Cowboys. No matter how bad the Cowboys played, they were always going to be in the "Super Bowl." During baseball season, he loved watching the Anaheim Angels and coaching whenever he got the chance.
Norm will be greatly missed at the "Warrior Weekends" with his Warrior family on their annual trips to Bishop and other parts of California. There is no doubt that Norm will be waiting for his friends and family to join him in Heaven's "Beer Garden."
He is survived by his significant other Myra Lopez and her son Eric, his Godchildren Abel and Andrew Terrazas, and her many nieces and nephews who he cherished as his own, his parents David and Frances Villanueva, his sister and brother-in-law, Lori and Bob Helfrich and their children David and Bobby, his brother and sister-in-law, Gilbert and Debbie Villanueva and their children Brandon, Shandon, Scout and Hunter, and his sister and brother-in-law Cathy and Tom Hubbard and their children Michael and Dustin. He is also survived by DeAnna, Jared, and Clint Bailey who are the children of his sister DiAnna Bailey who preceded him in death in 2001.
Services will be held on Saturday, October 1 - viewing at 11:00 am and services at noon at Christian Life Assembly of God, 920 West Valley Boulevard, Tehachapi.
"Once a Warrior, Always a Warrior"
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Sept. 29, 2016
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