Richard (Dick) Arthur Norman went to be with his Heavenly Father May 6, 2015. He was born in Tacoma, Wash., a Valentine’s Day baby, in 1928 to Dorothy and William Norman. He attended Lake Washington High School and Central Washington University, Ellensburg. After serving time in the Army during the Korean War, he went to work as the film director for KPTV, Portland, Ore. Dick moved to Anchorage, Alaska, in 1956 to become vice president and general manager of Pictures, Inc., where he distributed 16 mm films and audio visual equipment all over the state of Alaska. He was involved in his church and was an advocate for the Alaska Native Children’s Services. He also supported many arts programs in Anchorage. While in Alaska, he enjoyed fishing and developed his love for sailing.
In 1983 he retired and moved to Seattle and then to Whidbey Island. He enjoyed traveling, fishing and sailing. He loved sailing “Normans Ark,” his home on the water. He was also an avid sports fan and attended games of his beloved Seattle Mariners, Washington Huskies and Seattle Seahawks. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, Bo Edmond and his wife Masha of Oklahoma, Jason Edmond of Washington, Sarah Darrow of Alaska, Emmy Frisella of North Carolina, Eric McWithey of Washington, and seven great-grandchildren. He leaves behind to cherish his life his daughter, Gail McWithey of North Carolina, and son, Ross Norman of Alaska, and stepdaughter, Leta Edmond of Washington. Dick was preceded in death by his loving wife, Majorie Norman, and his stepdaughter, Vera Darrow. Many family members and friends will remember him for his love of life. Special thanks go to Island Home Nursing caretakers Tony, Vicki, Kenyata, April and many others for their loving care.