Forrest E. "Bud" Norman
Forrest E. “Bud” Norman, 82, of Greeley, died Friday, July 28, 2006, at Kenton Manor Nursing Home in Greeley of natural causes.He was born Feb. 27, 1924, to Howard and Emily (Rufenacht) Norman in Ness City, Kan. He was raised at his parents’ homestead in the Great Divide area and graduated high school in Craig. He then served in the U.S. Army. During a leave from the service, he married Betty Lou Stevenson on Dec. 31, 1945. After his discharge, he came back to Craig until 1952. They moved to Rangely, and he was employed with Chevron until his retirement in 1985. They moved to Battlement until 2000 and then to Eaton to be near his daughter and family. In his leisure time, he was an avid rock hunter who enjoyed metal detecting, hunting, fishing and just being outdoors “puttering.”He is survived by his daughter Rhanda Nusbaum of Wheatland, Wyo., four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a brother, Gale Norman of Craig. Bud was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lou; son, Dannel Norman; his parents; and a brother, Francis Norman.Memorial services for Forrest will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Battlement Mesa Cemetery in Parachute, with Pastor Mervin Johnson officiating. Cremation has taken place.Bud’s family requests that a tree or shrub be planted in his memory in lieu of flowers.Moser Funeral Service in Evans is in charge of arrangements. An online obituary and guest book are at http://www.moserfuneralservice.com.
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