Norman Hall Camp (Norm)
Was born January 3rd 1933 in New Albany Kansas and died peacefully at his home with his family by his side April 23rd in Auburn Washington.
Norm was the son of John Hall Camp & Norma Belle Hobbs and the brother of five sisters.
Norm moved with his family from Kansas to Richmond CA. in the 1940's, joined the CA National Guard in 1949, Joined the US Air Force in 1950, graduated from El Cerrito HS in 1951.
Norm served his country as an Air Force mechanic from 1950 to 1954, serving one year in Korea 1951-1952, completing his service as Staff Sergeant. Norm was very proud of the service he gave to his country and took pride in being a veteran of the Korean War. He was an active member of VFW Post 1763 Yuma AZ & Member of the Buckley WA Eagles AERIE 1387. He married Norma Jean Dahl June 3rd, 1955 in Puyallup WA at the Peace Lutheran Church. Norm & Norma were married 58 years.
Norm & Norma raised three children and resided in Sumner (Bonney Lake) WA for 50 years before moving to Auburn WA.
Norm was a skilled mechanic, handyman and carpenter. He retired from Tacoma City Light in 1995 finishing his working career in Electrical Engineering.
Norm was often sought out for his mechanical knowledge and advice. Friends and family referred to him as the" Dial A' Mechanic ", his automotive knowledge was extensive and many called on Norm when they just couldn't figure it out.
Norm enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, remodeling homes with his brother in law Calvin Dahl & carpentry projects. He rode horses, raised calves for local dairy farmers. Enjoyed a challenging crossword puzzle and was an avid reader. He also was known for his one line quips of humor.
In 1977 he and his wife Norma purchased recreational property on the Chiwawa River near Leavenworth WA and over the years had many family gatherings for RV camping and laughs around the campfire.
Norm & Norma became "Snow Birds" at retirement traveling to Yuma AZ for the past 18 years to escape the long rainy Western WA winters. They pulled a fifth wheel trailer for a number of years before buying a home in Yuma. Norm celebrated his 80th birthday in Yuma with his children joining him there for the celebration. Norm loved the Yuma AZ climate with the constant blue sky and sunshine.
Norm is survived by his wife Norma, son Dr. Douglas Camp & his wife Alyson, son David Camp & his wife Carol, his daughter Denise Kearney & her husband Ron, his sister Betty Tutt & her husband Willard. Five grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
He will be greatly missed by his extended family and friends.
It was Norms request that there be no services. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Powers Funeral Home in Puyallup, Private ceremony of Interment with military honors at Tahoma National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to the
. A celebration of life is planned for a future date.