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Norman K. Baugh

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Norman K. BAUGH Norman passed away on March6, 2011 at the age of 89 from congestive heart failure. He was a true survivor, having lived through WWII and a brain aneurysm at the age of 49. In 1942 at the beginning of WWII, Norman's ship, the India Arrow, a Socony Vacuum Oil Company tanker was torpedoed off the New Jersey coast by a German submarine. He was one of 12 survivors out of a crew of 38. He went on to graduate from the Merchant Marine Academy in 1944, and shortly thereafter married his childhood sweetheart, Alice Merrick. They enjoyed a wonderful life together, married nearly 67 years, and had 4 loving children and 7 grandchildren. They moved to the Seattle area in 1956 to work for the Boeing Co. from which they both retired in 1982. He and Alice were avid hikers, trekking over 400 miles during their many NW hiking trips. They enjoyed traveling the world, but also loved to stay home at their house in Enatai, and "enjoy the yard". They moved from the family home to a nearby town home in 2005. He is survived by his wife Alice, their 4 children, Carolyn (Scott), Stephen (Debbie), Don (Lynn) and Phyllis (John); 7 grand-children; and numerous nephews and nieces. He will be missed by all who knew him for his great sense of humor, wonderful story telling and his trademark whistling! A private family gathering to celebrate his life will be held on Sunday March 13th at their son's home in Snohomish.
Published in The Seattle Times on Mar. 9, 2011
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