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Norman Lewis Spurgeon


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Norman Lewis Spurgeon
Norman Lewis Spurgeon passed away on September 3, 2018. He was born on May 20, 1929, to Lewis and Julia Spurgeon in Opal, SD. He is preceded in death by his parents and his wives, LaVerne of 50 years and Frances of 11 years.
He is survived by his children Anitta (Frank) Trovato of Federal Way, WA, Randall (Debbie)Spurgeon of Republic, WA, Debra Ray of Henderson, NV, Norman (Lisa) Spurgeon of Colville, WA, Neal Spurgeon of Ellensburg, WA, his step-children Frank (Anitta) Trovato of Federal Way, WA, Pete (Fran) Trovato of Copiague, NY, Russell (Anna) Trovato of Pt. St Lucia, FL, Mary ( Steve) Ferruggia of Estero, FL, Camlle (Gary) Vigrass of PT. St. Lucia, FL. As well as his brother Dave (Elsie) Spurgeon of Pana Ill, his sister Doris Klundt of Yakima, WA and 23 grandchildren, 57 great- grandchildren and 11 great- great- grandchildren and also numerous nieces and nephews.
Norman began working at a very young age farming, and ranching from the Dakotas to Washington. He served in the Army from 1953 to 1959 and fought in the Korean War. He married his wife, Laverne, November 24, 1951 and they moved to Ellensburg, WA to raise their family.
He found passion in his career as a carpenter for Central Washington University and retired as Forman of Maintenance after 30 years on 8/1/1989. After Laverne's passing he found another chance at love with Frances and they were married, October 15, 2001.
Hunting, fishing, camping and gardening were a big part of his life. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed teaching his family the values of nature. Norman was also a pie connoisseur, he often said he loved two types of pie, hot and cold. He was a very talented craftsman and along with LaVerne, spent many hours creating fun gifts for his family and friends. He was best known for his beautiful birdhouses, he always kept several on hand to give to whomever needed a smile. And to the children of his family he proudly presented each with a lovingly made doll crib or toy box. Norman was also an accomplished gardener. His flowers were featured many times in the Ellensburg Daily Record.
Norman believed in helping others, always willing to lend a helping hand. He served as a scout leader for many years and was President of the Kittitas Co. Field & Stream. As a member of the American Legion and the Eagles he gave his all in helping his fellow members.
Known and loved by so many, he will surely be missed. As a husband, father and friend he was very loving, kind and patient.
Graveside services with military honors will be held at High Valley Cemetery, 2521 Robinson Canyon Rd. on 9/14/18 at 2:00 pm. Friends who wish to attend the services will meet at the cemetery. Arrangements are by Brookside Funeral Home & Crematory.
Published in Daily Record on Sept. 11, 2018
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