Norman Edgar Letchworth, 91, of Halfway, died March 2, 2008, at his home.
There will be a memorial service and a celebration of his life at 1 p.m. Monday at Pine Valley Presbyterian Church in Halfway. He was buried with his wife, Rosalind.
Norman was born on July 16, 1916, at Wilcox, Ariz., to Thompson and Mary Ann Squire Letchworth. He achieved many things in his life, such as being a dedicated father, husband and grandfather, his family said. He was a very honest and trusting friend.
Norman worked for 40 years before retiring as a conductor/engineer for Union Pacific Railroad.
He moved to Halfway several years ago to live at the home of his grandson, Norm Letchworth, and his wife, Michelle. Norman enjoyed being with his family very much. On his 91st birthday, he enjoyed his last train ride on the Sumpter Railroad.
He will be missed by many, his family said, including his friends at Boulder City, Nev., where he spent most of his life.
He was preceded in death by his six brothers and sisters; his wife, Rosalind; his companion, Helen Young; and his son, Edward.
Survivors include his stepdaughter, Valerie, and her husband, Bob, of Albuquerque, N.M.; two grandchildren, Lissa Raftis of Spokane, Wash., and Norman and Michelle Letchworth of Halfway; seven great-grandchildren, Rochelle, Laura, Corey, Amanda, Danielle, Joshua and Kimberley; four great-great grandchildren, Lily Anne, Nickolas, Annalynn and Easton Eugene; and great-niece and caregiver, Jennifer Whybark.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pathway Hospice through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 6, 2008
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor