Norman Lee Herwick November 29, 1924 – August 5, 2013
Norman Lee Herwick, age 88, died August 5, 2013, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction, CO. He was born November 29, 1924, in Grand Valley (now Parachute) to Oren and Katherine Slaymaker Herwick. He graduated from the Grand Valley High School in 1942.
Norman, or Bud as he was known, was independent, hard-working, and self-reliant. He enlisted in the navy in 1943 and upon his discharge in 1946 he returned to Grand Valley. That same year Norman met Hazel Parker and they married November 24, 1946, in Rifle, Colorado, and celebrated over sixty-four years together before Hazel’s death in 2011.
Norman was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel, parents and sister, Orien Etcheverry. He is survived by two sons, Jim of Gunnison and Larry (Kathy); granddaughters, Misty (Rob) Henson and Kristi (Tim) Davis; grandsons, Kelly (Karie) Herwick and Andy (Cassie) Herwick; and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Zelda Montoya and Carol McManus; four nieces, one nephew, and special family friends, Susan and Harvey Armstrong. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.
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