The Idaho Statesman - - Obituaries -

Nor­man Lloyd Holton, age 92 passed away Wed­nes­day at home.

He was born No­vem­ber 1925, in Cald­well Idaho to Charles N. & Josie L. Holton. “Norm” was the youngest of 2 chil­dren & in 1927 the fam­ily moved to Em­mett, Idaho. He grad­u­ated from Em­mett high School in 1943 & en­listed in the Army Air Corps (Air Force). Norm was called to ac­tive duty April 1944 to fight in WWII, he com­pleted train­ing on Aerial Crews in B-24’s & B-29’s and was top gun­ner of his class. Ap­proached to be an in­struc­tor, Norm de­clined in or­der to fight-- but missed go­ing to Europe by 48 hours. He was hon­or­ably dis­charged as a Sgt. in May 1946.

Norm was a found­ing mem­ber of Idaho’s Moun­tain Search & Res­cue and would be­come an ac­com­plished out­doors­man. In 1950 Norm went to work for Moun­tain Bell Tele. Comp. as an Engi­neer, he re­tired 33 years later in 1984. In 1951 he mar­ried Betty Lou (Raynor) in Star, Idaho. This was, in his words, “The best thing I ever did.”

Norm is pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, sis­ter Ada, & cousin Lawrence Job.

He is sur­vived by wife Betty, 3 Chil­dren: Jo Brownlee (Bill), Mike Holton (Teresa), Nancy Holton 3 Grand­chil­dren: Shawn Brownlee, Christa Smith, Kelsey Meeker 4 Great-Grand­chil­dren: Bodie & Ty­sen Brownlee, Hal­ley & Tessa Smith and 3 nieces.

Nor­man L Holton was a truly good man & left the world bet­ter than how he found it.

“Be good.”

Fu­neral Ser­vices will be held on Tues­day, Nov 14, 2018 at 1pm at Star Ceme­tery in Star, Idaho un­der the di­rec­tion of AldenWag­goner Fu­neral Chapel.

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