Thomas Eugene Norman passed away on May 30, 2023. He was born in Seattle on August 9, 1933, the second son of Donald Overly and Thelma Christine Norman. He attended Madrona Elementary, Meany Junior High and Garfield High School.
His father passed away in November of 1947 at which time the family moved him to the Norman Family Farm in North Bend Washington to live with his Aunt Marie and Uncle Dean. It was to ease the burden on his mother with three other young children, older brother Don Jr and younger siblings, Jim and Judy. He spent a year there and attended Mount Si High School before returning to Seattle to join his family. He continued his education at Garfield High where he met his future wife, Nancy Quartermain. After graduation Tom joined the US Army and was stationed at Ft Lewis South of Tacoma.
Tom and Nancy married and moved to Tacoma on the edge of the University of Puget Sound, which was close to his work at Ft Lewis. Following his service in the Army, Tom and Nancy moved to Laguna Beach, California and started their family. Both Roger and Stuart were born in Laguna. Tom was an independent contractor during the boom years of coastal Orange County in the mid 60’s.
During a beachside summer party at Main Cove, Laguna, he emerged after diving for Abalones dressed in proper full 2/3 mm full wetsuit with six to eight Abalones stuck to the neoprene.
Tom took a commercial development opportunity in the Bay Area and moved his family north to Napa where he was successfully involved in several commercial projects. Following local political headwinds which propelled his life forward, Tom moved to Ogden, Utah.
Tom married Joan Hicks Mahas on January 12, 1979. “The 12th of never”.
Tom is survived by his brother, Jim (Joann); his children, Roger, Stuart, Jim (Lori), Becky, Rob (Tona); and daughter-in-law, Kathy. He has 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
We were blessed to have Tom as our father when he married our mother. Our lives were better because he was there to love us.
Arrangements entrusted to Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary.