Norman Harold Hunt
Norman Hunt, 68, of Silt, passed away Oct. 9, 2008, at home, with his wife and sons by his side, after a long battle with cancer.
He was born May 31, 1940, to John and Dorothy Hunt. He grew up outside of Rifle, working the ranch homesteaded by his grandmother Vina Hunt. He graduated from Rifle High School in 1958 and served in the U.S. Army from 1962 through 1965.
Norm married Virginia Prout in 1969.
Norm worked as a registered land surveyor with Eldorado Engineering in Glenwood Springs beginning in 1965. He eventually became an owner of the company, until he sold it in 1979. Norm served several years on the board of the Silt Water Conservancy District and the boards of National Resources Conservation Service and Farm Bureau.
His greatest labor of love was the Silt Mesa ranch he and Virginia built together in 1977.
Norm is remembered as a man of highest integrity, a great surveyor, an outstanding farmer/rancher, a wise advisor, a loyal and caring friend, a devoted husband and father, and a fun guy to be around.
He is survived by his wife; sons Kyle (Sara) Hunt of Grand Junction, and John (DeeDee) Hunt of Fort Collins; sister Jean of Denver; brother Jerry of Jacksonville, Fla.; grandchildren Drew, Maryinna, Alex, Kristina, Daniel, Timothy, Phoebe and Melissa; and hundreds of loyal friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.
A memorial celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the family ranch, 5597 Silt Mesa Road (County Road 223). All friends are welcome. Bring a side dish and your memories and stories of Norm.
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