Norman Lee Pevler 92, passed away peacefully at his home on August 18, 2021. He was born on May 16, 1929, in Otis, Colorado where he attended kindergarten. On March 4, 1934, he moved with his parents and 2 sisters to a small farm west of Emmett. He attended first through eighth grade at Vanderdasson Elementary School.
Norman joined the Navy on Feb. 2, 1948. He completed boot camp in San Diego, 30 days in Guam, and 17 months in Saipan. He was in charge of a crew of firemen and drove the fire truck. He loved every minute of his time in the service and talked about it his entire life.
Norman married Eldene Fowler on August 25,1953 in New Plymouth, Idaho. Together, they raised five children: Walter, Chester, Coleen, Clyde, and Shannon.
In the early days on the farm, they had chickens, pigs, sheep, and cattle. He raised hay for 25 years, then grew wheat and corn for the next 45 years until he retired at the age of 88.
Norman worked at the lumber yard where he and his friend unloaded train cars of coal. Every day the two guys scooped 55 ton of coal with a hand scoop. He also worked for Stokely Van Camp in Emmett, Ore-Ida Foods in Ontario for 3 years, and Idaho Potato Growers in Nampa for 11 years.
Norman liked to build things. In the 70's, he built trailers, wood stoves, Volkswagens, and a cabin in Cascade. He built beautiful furniture out of lodge poles, elk horns, and the sage brush and willows that he found on the ditch bank. He loved going to the cabin in Yellow Pine, hunting, boating, and deep-sea fishing. He liked road trips which included Alaska, Disneyland, Mexico, and the Mardi Gras in New Orleans. He liked music and playing his guitar. He was a very happy person with a wonderful sense of humor, and he loved to make people laugh.
Norman was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Eldene; parents, Amos and Rachel Pevler; two sisters, Edna Stelling and Beleua Hopkins; his son, Clyde Pevler and grandson, Jason Waters. He is survived by two sons, Walter Pevler of Emmett and Chester Pevler of Marsing; two daughters, Coleen terTelgte and Shannon Arent, both of Emmett; 10 Grandchildren: Stacie and Rachel Gassett, Jessica Pevler, Tom Pevler, Andrew Pevler, Lindsey and Lisa Pevler, Tina Waters, Dianna Newman, and Amy Bell; 13 Great Grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was laid to rest on August 21, 2021 at the Bramwell Cemetery with Navy Military Honors under the direction of the Potter Funeral Chapel of Emmett.
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