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Norman S. Wing
09/16/1929 — 02/26/2020
From Richland, WA | Born in Provo, UT
Richland, WA US 99352
1720 Thayer Dr.
Richland, WA US
1720 Thayer Dr.
Richland, WA US
Norman S. Wing
Norman Stagg Wing September 16, 1929 – February 26, 2020
A 69-year resident of Richland, Norman Stagg Wing, 90, died in Richland on February 26. He was born to Norman Boley and Aleithea Stagg Wing on September 16th, 1929, in Provo, Utah. Norm had a beloved younger sister, Janice, and several cousins who were like siblings. As a young boy he also made friends that he remained close to throughout his life. Janice and his parents preceded him in death.
Norm had a wonderful childhood growing up around several generations of family in American Fork, Utah. He was known as “Bud” to distinguish him from his father and grandfather, also named Norm. He learned the value of hard work, working in the Boley Store at a young age, helping build the family home, and being a student athlete in high school and at Brigham Young University. He also supported himself through college working at Geneva Steel. When he was not high jumping for the Cougars, Norm studied Chemistry with a minor in Mathematics, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in 1951.
Norm was hired by General Electric as an analytical chemist at the Hanford Site. While living in the dorms in Richland he met Jean Mulvey, a beautiful young woman from Salt Lake City. They were married June 23, 1953, in the Salt Lake City Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Norm and Jean raised their family of five children in the Ranch house they moved into following their honeymoon. While the family was growing he was actively involved in photography, coaching, woodworking, and remodeling their home.
During the first half of his career, Norm managed various organizations associated with Hanford’s analytical laboratories. During the second half of his career, he designed and managed the operations of the analytical laboratories for the Jersey Nuclear Company and its successor organizations.
After retiring, Norm enjoyed walking with Jean and traveling, especially to visit his family, who will dearly miss him. He is survived by his wife of nearly 67 years, Jean; his five children and their spouses Debra (and David) Merrell, Dick (and Korrin) Wing, Cindy Wing, Lyn (and Kevin) Blatter, and Lori (and Eric) Kurtz. Norm and Jean have 19 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren, with one more on the way.
A viewing will be held at Einan’s Funeral Home on Friday, March 6, from 6:00-8:00 pm, and on Saturday, March 7, from 10:00-10:45 am at the Richland Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1720 Thayer Dr.). The funeral will begin at 11:00 following Saturday’s viewing.
Jean and the family would like to thank the Visiting Angels and Guardian Angel Homes staffs for their loving care, as well as their many friends.
We are so sorry for the loss of your Dad. Our condolences to the family…Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jean and Norm were forever some of the dearest friends my parents Jackie and Bob Campbell ever had, I am so sorry to hear of Norm’s passing today, I know that he was surrounded by love and family every day of his life, my thoughts are with all of the ‘Wing’ family, Jean, Debbie, Dick, Cindy, Lyn and Lori, God Bless your family and thank you Norm for all the memories you made so fun and so special.
I am sad to see the passing of Norman Wing. I have known him and Jean, and their children Dick and Lori Kurtz for many years (Norm through work at the former Advanced Nuclear Fuels). I recall how he always went out of his way to say a kind word or share some funny story with me (whether at work or at church). Whenever I would see them, he and Jean would give me the latest update of how Dick (having moved from Richland) was doing. Maya Angelou, an American author once said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Norm and Jean have a special place in my heart for the way they always made me feel.
This wonderful man raised a beautiful, special daughter to be the wife of my brother Eric. Our family will always be grateful to you and your service to God, your family, and your fellow man. May God be with the Wing family during this difficult time.
Norm was great brother-in-law. I was lucky enough to be married to his sister, Janice for nearly 32 years.
He cut and milled all of the oak that I needed to build a set of tile and oak stairs. They fit perfectly, of course, perfection was Norm’s only option! The world has lost a really good man. But Heaven gained one!
I am so sorry for your loss. Norm was always very good to me and my family. Many prayers for everyone.