Norman D. Graham, 86, passed away Jan. 25, 2020, at Grangeville Health and Rehab Center in Grangeville.
Norman was born July 22, 1933 to Herman and Mildred Graham on Battle Ridge near Kooskia. On Feb. 7, 1954, he married Mary (Huntley) Graham and they had four children: John (Heidi) Graham, Lewiston; Betty (Chuck) Bonnett, Billings, Mont.; Bruce (Lori) Graham, Grangeville; and David (Roseann) Graham, Stites. Mary preceded Norman in death on Sept. 5, 1999.
Norman was a member of the Idaho Army National Guard. He worked for the Idaho Transportation Department, was owner/ operator of the Standard Oil Bulk Fuel Distributorship in Kamiah, and was an active member of the Kamiah Chamber of Commerce. He was one of the founding fathers of the then Kamiah Community Credit Union, owner of Graham Mobile Homes and RV’s in Kamiah and Lewiston, and a few other ventures. Norman loved hunting, fly fishing and enjoyed camping and the outdoors and sharing it with his children, teaching them the right and sometimes the wrong way to do things. He loved listening to music and loved to dance.
He married Marilou (Rice) March 25, 2000, who survives in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and three stepchildren and their families.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 11 a.m. at the Grangeville Gospel Tabernacle Church, 613 N. State Street, Grangeville.
Memorial donations may be made to Syringa Hospice or Ambulance in lieu of flowers.