Norman Key

Norman Key, Colorado resident since 1972, passed away 2/1/13. Known as "Curly" to many friends, he was born 2/2/18 in Carroll County, Mo. to Roy and Bertha Key, and attended high school in Tina, Mo., where he met and married Evelyn Reid. His employment as a pharmacist and small businessman in Kansas City was interrupted by service in the US Navy during World War II and the Korean War, serving aboard the USS Neches, and at the Naval Medical Research Center in Illinois, respectively, attaining the rank of Pharmacist's Mate, First Class. In 1972, Norman and Evelyn moved to Green Mountain Falls, CO, where he worked for the USPS (retired 1983), and as a carrier for the Gazette Telegraph. They moved to Colorado Springs in 1979. Norman was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Evelyn, his brother Howard Key, his sister-in-law Dorris Barnett, and grandson, Jonathan Key. He is survived by two sons, James H. Key of Kansas City, Mo., and Randall R. Key (wife Rose) of Boulder, Co; three grandchildren, Krissi Noll (husband Jason) of Liberty, Mo., Peter Key of Germantown, Md, and Sonya Glasserkey Woody (husband David); three great-grandchildren, Justin Noll, Zachary Noll, and Frances Glasserkey Woody. Loving and generous, Mr. Key was an avid golfer and reader, a sports fan, and enjoyed daily walks. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, generosity, love of country, and dedication to family. His was a steady hand at the wheel, and he will be greatly missed. Funeral services: Friday, Feb. 8th at 2:00 p.m., visitation at 1:00, at Evergreen Funeral Home, 1830 Fountain Blvd, Colorado Springs. Norman will be laid to rest alongside his wife in Carroll County, Mo. at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the .

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Published in The Gazette on Feb. 6, 2013