Norman Raine Hardman,92 died February 12, 2021 in his Emmett home of natural causes. Norman was born October 26, 1928 in Myton, Utah to Roy Hardman and Emma Elizabeth Turner. He was the 6th of 13 children; all have preceded him in passing except his brother Elmo of Utah.
Norman served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Southern States. Shortly after returning home, he married Dixie LaRae White on November 30, 1951 in the Salt Lake Temple. He joined the Marine Corp and was stationed in San Diego, California for 2 years. They moved to Emmett, Idaho in 1954 where they raised their 11 children.
Norman milked cows and delivered milk for a number of years. He later got a job at the Boise Cascade Mill in Emmett in 1958 where he stayed until he took a medical retirement in 1981. He worked several second jobs to help support his family including an appliance repairman for Scott’s Locker and Appliance in Emmett.
Norman’s hobbies included training horses, hunting, gardening, as well as reading the words of the living prophets. He will be remembered for his good-hearted sense of humor and his willingness to help any and all.
Norman is preceded in death by his wife Dixie, 3 children (Gale Hardman, Maureen Ayad,and Evan Hardman), and 3 grandsons, (Rane Jr, Anthony and Patrick) He is survived by 8 children Alan (Margaret) of Winnemucca , Nevada, Leon (Liz) of Emmett, Lyle (Pam) of Kalispell, Montana, Rane (Gail) of Othello, Washington, Dean of Valmy, Nevada, Norma Valdez of Emmett, Louise (Greg) Walker of Emmett, and Laurel Hardman of Gillette, Wyoming, 58 grandchildren, 119 great grandchildren and 10 great- great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Letha. Viewing will be held from 9:00-9:50 at the church before the service as well as the evening prior, Friday, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Potter Funeral Chapel.
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