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Resthaven Memory Gardens Funeral & Cremation

8426 S. Hwy 287, Ft. Collins, CO

OBITUARY

Norman Gale Staley

May 12, 1948May 30, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Norman Gale Staley, 72, of Pierce, CO on May 30th. Norman is survived by his wife Debbie and children, Carol Roper, Louise Staley. His Brothers Wes Staley, Paul Staley, and sisters Martha Gallegos, Lala Smith.

Norman was born May 12, 1948 to James and Helen Staley in Fort Collins, CO. He graduated from Plourde High School in 1964. His life passion started at a young age when he worked on his parent’s farm, and so his own lifelong custom farming business began. Norman was always known for and could always be found wearing his John Deere hats and coveralls. Hard work came naturally, and he would be at it before the sun rose until dusk. One of his greatest joys was working the fields in his tractor with his trusty dog by his side. Even though he loved to joke and give people a hard time, he was a gentle and quiet soul, and would give anyone the shirt off his back.

Norman was known for his love for God and his dedication to the church. It is there that he met the love of his life, Debbie Inghram, and soon after they married on December 16, 1989. They were blessed with two daughters, Carol Roper, and Louise Staley. Norman was a great father and always made sure to provide for his children, who were the sparkle of his eye.

We invite all those that knew and loved Norman to join us in the remembrance of Norman. Please attend a Celebration of Life at 3904 Michaud Lane, Fort Collins, CO 80521.

Services

  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, June 12, 2020

Memories

Norman Gale Staley

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Michelle (Shelly) (Staley) Volk

June 12, 2020

Sorry for your loss, Uncle Norman was a loving man and cared for others. I have a few good memories of him but the one that stands out the most is when we visited in the summer as kids and he would take us for wheelchair rides down the road and down the hill by the farm. Fun and yes dangerous, but wouldn’t have had it any other way. He had a good heart and wanted the best for his family. He will be missed!

Janalee Linville(Staley)

June 11, 2020

I remember when we were very little visiting Colorado and Uncle Norman took us out in the snow to play and we found a wheelchair that he proceeded to push us in on the snow / ice covered road down the hill .
I also remember how he loved pork chops and applesauce ❤️
He was always kind and had time for people . He will be missed 🥰

Jim Burrill

June 3, 2020

We are saddened at Norman's passing. We've been family friends for many years. Carol and I send our deep sympathy and pray for the family at this time of bereavement.

Howard & Linda Norman

June 3, 2020

Debbie, we are so sorry for your loss. Norm suffered for a long time, but he always had that bright smile. Our memories go back a long way with the Staley family...then meeting you, and your wedding and seeing you together.

We enjoyed the times you visited our church. I pray you will be aware of the Comforter as you go through this sad time.

Adina Woodward

June 1, 2020

I remember when your girls would come to piano lessons and Norm would meet them after a day of farming, then change clothes at my studio so he'd be ready to take the family to Wednesday evening church events. Always seemed like an important family time for you all. Thinking of you in this difficult time ♡

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY