Stephen Frederick Norman
1941 - 2018
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Stephen Frederick Norman

October 25, 1941 - January 5, 2018

Steve, of Edmonds, passed away peacefully from complications of Alzheimer's Disease, surrounded by his loved ones. He will be remembered by his family and his many friends as a man of great humor, kindness, character, fairness and generosity.

Steve was born in Seattle to Carl and Betty Norman, at the exact moment that the Huskies scored a touchdown. He attended elementary and middle schools in Seattle, and graduated from Garfield High School in 1959.

After high school, Steve joined the Navy, becoming a member of VS891. He later attended the University of Washington, Olympic College, and Seattle University, graduating Cum Laude from Seattle University with a degree in Marketing in 1968.

Steve enjoyed many years of rewarding employment, first with IBM and later with Foster & Marshall, and Seattle Northwest Securities Corporation. Upon retiring from investment banking, he became the owner of BMW Seattle until he sold the business in 2001.

He was a member of various local, national and international car clubs, as well as a life member of Queen City Yacht Club. He enjoyed many years of boating on the Lucky Swede IV.

He served on numerous boards and had a number of leadership roles during his life, including Stevens Memorial Hospital Foundation, Seattle University Alumni Association, Seattle University President's Club, Seattle University Board of Regents, Pacific Northwest Waterways Association, University Prep Academy, and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Guild of Greater Seattle. He was a mentor to many throughout his life.

Steve might be best known for his love of fine cars. By our count, he owned over 40 cars and motorcycles in his lifetime, of many different marques. He frequently participated in car shows through the years, often winning top awards.

Steve spent the first 50 years of his life working hard, and the remaining 26 playing hard. He and his wife Annie traveled extensively in Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and North America. They enjoyed participating in car rallies throughout the US, Canada, and Europe, and drove the ALCAN Highway to Inuvik in the Northwest Territories several times.

He is survived by Annie, his wife of 53 years; son Joel (Katina); daughter Jill (Jason); his five wonderful grandsons, Benjamin, Stephen, Finley, Evan and Connor; and his sisters Sallie and Barb. He will also be greatly missed by numerous nieces and nephews, and many dear friends. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Steve to Providence Hospice and Home Care of Everett, The Alzheimer's Association, or the charity of your choice.

A Celebration of Steve's life will be scheduled at a later date.

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Published in The Seattle Times on Jan. 14, 2018.
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January 8, 2020
We all probably know of Steves wicked sense of humor. One example I will always remember was going through some small town somewhere in SW Washington probably and my navigator and I were taking the timekeeping VERY seriously. Steve and Annie pulled up along side us and EACH of them were cranking a Curta. After we picked our jaws up off the floorboards, the Normans motored off laughing wildly!
Gary Reid
February 6, 2018
Steve is remembered fondly by many of us in the Pike/Pine neighborhood of Capitol Hill. His wit, energy, and generosity were infectious. Though busy running his BMW dealership, Steve was always ready to lend his time and experience to community improvement endeavors.

My sincerest condolences to Steve's family.
Chip Ragen
January 23, 2018
Anne.... Our hearts go out to you and your family. We will always remember Steve's amazing sense of humor, his thoughtfulness and generosity. And we will always cherish the memories shared in motorsports experiences and community.

with Love and Caring, Ron & Michelle Clyborne
ron & michelle clyborne
January 18, 2018
Annie, my sincere condolences. I will always remember Steve's great sense of humor and his ability to find just the right words.
Gary Reid
January 16, 2018
Annie, sending our heartfelt condolences to you Joel & Jill, as well as the rest of the family.
Sending you Blessing, Love & Light.
Martha & James Bagley
January 14, 2018
I would like to offer my sincere condolences to Steve's family, sorry for your loss. Jeremiah 29:11 assures us that God is thinking thoughts of peace towards us, to give us a future and a hope, may that bring you comfort at this difficult time.
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