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Norman Simon

March 25, 1924 — November 9, 2013

Norman Walter Simon, 89, died peacefully at home in Temple, Texas on Saturday, November 9. He was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church, where a memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 12 at 10:30 AM, Reverend Thom Lamb and Reverend Leigh Benish officiating.

Norman was born in Camden, New Jersey on March 25, 1924. He graduated from Drexel University with a MS degree in Civil Engineering and served in the Army during the DDay Campaign of World War II. Due to a war injury he was hospitalized at Camp Pickett, Virginia, where he met his future wife Arlene. They were married in 1945 and lived in Allentown, Pennsylvania for 45 years. In 1992 they moved to Temple to be closer to family.

Despite being the full time caregiver for Arlene, an Alzheimers patient for 19 years, Norman was active in his church and community. He was a member of Mended Hearts and delivered Meals on Wheels. He played bridge twice a week. Norman was always willing to help anyone in need.

Norman was devoted to his family. He is survived by daughters, Judith Hansteen and husband Arne of Oslo, Norway, Sally Gavin and husband James of Chicago grandchildren Helene Hansteen, Philip Hansteen, Marcus Gavin, and Julie Gavin Young greatgrandchildren, Saige Gavin, Cora Young and Adam Young.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Alzheimers Association or the American Heart Association.


Grace Presbyterian Church
2401 S. 57th (at Loop 363)
Temple, TX  76504
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
10:30 AM

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