NORMAN LLOYD HOLTON
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.
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.