Norman Howey passed away Jan. 5, 2019, at his home in Canon City, Colo. He was 89 years of age. Norman was a devoted son, brother, husband, step-father, uncle and friend to many. He was a devout Christian and dedicated public servant.
Norman was born April 28, 1929, in Wiggins, Colo. to Earl and Marguerite (Crane) Howey. In 1933 the family moved to Fairplay, Colo., where he lived and attended school. He graduated from Fairplay High School in 1947.
After high school Norman worked several jobs in the Fairplay area. He worked for the gold dredge, the Climax Molybdenum Mine, Park County Road and Bridge and as a sheriff’s deputy. In 1972 he was elected Park County Sheriff and served until 1986. He was Fairplay Police Chief from 1988 until his retirement in 1993. He was a life member of the South Central Colorado Law Enforcement Officer’s Association.
On Dec. 19, 1986, he married Nancy Felver. In October 1999 Norman and Nancy moved to Canon City, Colo. They were both active in the Golden Age Center and the Presbyterian Church. They enjoyed traveling around the U.S. on motor coach trips.
Norman was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Bob and Gene, sister Annabelle and step-grandson Landon Orcutt. He is survived by his wife Nancy; two stepsons, Hans Felver and Kristopher Felver (Deborah); a stepdaughter, Gretchen McGeeney; three step-grandchildren, Hillary Felver, Taylor Felver and Michael (Megan) Orcutt. Norman is also survived by sisters Margie Bratzler and Lavonne (LeRoy) Musick, and numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and-nephews.
A memorial service will be held Feb. 16, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Historic Church Conservancy, 701 Macon, Canon City, Colo. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to The Golden Age Center, 728 Main Street, Canon City, CO 81212; the Historic Church Conservancy, PO Box 856, Canon City, CO 81215; or the South Park Community Church, PO Box 488, Fairplay, CO 80440.