Seth Norman Naugler passed to a better world on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. Norman was a very caring distinctive colorful character who left a legacy of many lives touched through his years of ministry.
A celebration of life will be held Monday, July 22, 2013, at the First Presbyterian Church, Boise, at 1 p.m. Graveside services will follow at Morris Hill Cemetery. Services are under the direction of the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel, Boise.
Norman was born in Fortuna, Calif., Dec. 15, 1924, in the back seat of a taxi, the son of Seth N. Naugler and Pearl E. (Stephens) Naugler. Norman attended Mission High School, San Francisco, Calif. and graduated from Napa Union High School, Napa, Calif. He graduated from Cal Berkley with a BA in Psychology, and then graduated from San Anselmo (now San Francisco) Presbyterian Theological Seminary with a masters in theology.
Norman married Norma Jean Welman Jan. 19, 1952, at the Fresno, Calif., Methodist Church.
Norman was the assistant pastor of the Fresno Presbyterian Church. Norman and Norma lived in Fresno for a number of years. While there, daughter Susan and son Robert were born. Norman and Norma moved to Glendale, Ore., in 1959 to serve the Presbyterian Church there. While in Glendale, daughters Jan, Ellen and Robin were born. In 1964, they moved to Dexter, N.M. and Norman served as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. In 1966, the family moved to Emmett, Idaho, where Norman was the pastor at the Emmett Presbyterian Church. Son Timothy was born while in Emmett. In 1972, the family moved to Malad, Idaho, where Norman was the pastor of the Malad Presbyterian Church.
While attending UC Berkley, he was a life guard and was in the marching and symphonic bands (drums and tympani). Norm sang in the Malad Community Choir. He was an active Boy Scout leader and scoutmaster. He was an avid amateur radio operator and facilitated amateur radio testing. He was a hunter, fisherman, archer, sailor and scuba diver. He was actively engaged with his children, whether camping or encouraging their education or other activities. He was a more than capable orator. He continually established the expectation that the world is to be a significantly better place because of each individual's presence and actions. Even as a forever tinkerer and fixit man. There was nothing that could not be repaired.
Norman is survived by sister, Willa Dallas, Belmont, Calif.; brother in law, Jim (Myra) Welman, Mapleton, Ore.; daughter, Susan (Cliff) Fineman, granddaughter Rose (Chris) Lehane, Goshen, Ind.; grandson Mark (Liz) Fineman, Boise, grandson Todd Fineman, Canby, Ore.; son Robert (Marjorie) Naugler, and grandson David Naugler, Boise; daughter Jan (Keith) Bloom, Boise, granddaughter Amanda Bloom, San Diego, Calif., grandson Christopher (Dalene) Bloom, Portland, Ore., granddaughter Abigail, Boise; daughter Ellen (Russ) Jones, Santa Clara, Calif., grandchildren Rachel and Michael, Santa Clara, Calif.; daughter Robin (Jeff) Norris, Gresham, Ore., grandson Nicholas (Megan) Norris, Hillsboro, Ore., grandson Kelly, Gresham, Ore.; and son Timothy Naugler, Kirkland, Wash.
Norman Naugler is preceded in death by his spouse, Norma J. Naugler, deceased Sept. 3, 2004.
In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to First Presbyterian Church, Habitat for Humanity, Boise Rescue Mission or