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September 5, 1939 - July 13, 2020 - Norman Forgey, born in Grand Junction Colorado passed away peacefully at home in Tigard, Oregon surrounded by loved ones on Monday July 13, 2020.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Norman Dwain ForgeyNorman Forgey, born in Grand Junction Colorado passed away peacefully at home in Tigard, Oregon surrounded by loved ones on Monday July 13, 2020.

Norman was raised most of his life in Colorado, but also spent time in Oregon. Norman joined the Navy in 1956 and was stationed on the East Coast where he met and married the love of his life Edna May Forgey. Norman enjoyed the navy and was one of the first sailors on the USS Independence. Norman and Edna were married 43 years until her death parted them on June 7, 2000. After a few years of marriage, Norman and Edna moved to Oregon where they raised their four daughters. Norman drove bus and eventually became a truck driver until he retired and relocated back to Fruita, Colorado. Norman was known by many as a kind and gentle man who loved his family dearly and will be missed immensely. He was a man that walked in front of us when we needed to follow; behind us if we needed encouraged and beside us when we just needed a friend.

Norman is survived by his daughters; Glenda Renee Kerr and son in law Cory Kerr of Hillsboro, Oregon; Rhonda Lea Phillips of Tigard, Oregon; Constance Marie Rhinehart and son in law Willy Rhinehart of Clinton, TN & Norma Sue Loyd of Conifer, Colorado. He was also the grandfather of 10 and great-grandfather of 10. Norman was preceded in death by his wife Edna Forgey, sister Loretta Bruner, mother Helen Juliano, father Lewis Forgey, and son Norman D Forgey Jr. He was a Son, Husband, Brother, Father, Grandpa and Friend. He is in our hearts forever.

Norman will be reunited with his loving wife Edna and son on September 5, 2020; 12 pm at Orchard Mesa Cemetery in Grand Junction, Colorado.

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