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December 7, 2011
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Norman Lee Nunn

Norman Nunn, former longtime Eagle area resident passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife and family on Nov. 18 at Saint Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction. He was 87.

Norman was born Aug. 28, 1924, in Morrill County, Neb., to Jesse and Rachel Nunn. He spent his childhood in western Nebraska and then moved with his family to Kremmling where he graduated from Union High School in 1942.

During World War II, Norman served with the U.S. Army in Italy. He worked most of his life as a ranch manager in Colorado and South Dakota. He also worked several years as a sheriff's deputy for the Eagle County Sheriff's Office.

His passions included working with horses, traveling, enjoying the natural world and spending time with his family. He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Gypsum, the Eagle County Historical Society and the VFW.

He is survived by his wife Jean Nunn, sons Larry of Houston, Texas, Steve of Alexandria, Ohio, Dave Reed of Weston, Wyo., and Gary of DeBeque; and daughters Gail Mickalson of Greybull, Wyo., Linda Glick of Bath, Maine, Susan Kraemer of Peoria, Ariz., and Julie Schlegel of Gypsum. He is also survived by his brother Max Nunn of Paradise, Calif., and sisters Doris Kliess of Tuscola, Ill., and Ardith Lambert of Phoenix, Ariz. He is also survived by 28 grandchildren.

A celebration of Norman's life was held Nov. 27 at First Lutheran Church in Gypsum and his ashes were scattered on Hardscrabble Mountain. Friends may visit Susan Kraemer's Facebook page and memorial gifts can be sent o Heifer International, PO Box 8058, Little Rock, Ark., 72203-8058.

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The VailDaily Updated Dec 7, 2011 12:44PM Published Dec 7, 2011 12:40PM Copyright 2011 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.