Norman L. Downey

March 31, 1947July 1, 2019

Norman L. Downey, 72, of Spanish Needle Street, Henderson, NV, passed away on July 1, 2019. He was born in Des Moines, Iowa on March 31, 1947.

Norm graduated from East High School in Des Moines, IA and served in the United States Navy in active duty from May 1966 to May 1968 on the USS Randolph out of Norfolk, VA.

He was married to Judith Simpkins on January 20, 1968. Norm worked for Jensen Precast in North Las Vegas from October 1988 until he retired in February 2010.

He loved working in his shop in the garage and made many fine pieces of furniture. He also enjoyed video poker and royal flushes!

He is survived by his wife, Judith, of 51 years and 3 sisters: Sue Stedman of Cedar Falls, IA; Carol Ramagano of Mullica Hill, NJ; and Maxine Cronk of Des Moines, IA.

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Jeannette Masear

July 3, 2019

So sorry, Norman was one of my brothers close friends. Maxine was also a good friend to John Dickey. I have memories of Norman and ice skating at Grandview park pond. All of his family is I my prayers!
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Jessie Morris Maurer

July 3, 2019

I went to grade school with Norman and have never forgotten him. He was always happy! In music class he would be on Cloud Nine when Miss Johnson would play songs by Alvin and the Chipmunks!!! He would sing his heart out!!! My condolences to you, his family.

Roger Davidson

July 3, 2019

Went to Stowe grade school with Norm. We were on the sixth grade relay team that ran in the Drake relays. Also graduated from East high school with Norm, always wondered what happened to him and where he went. I remember his laugh, he was a great friend. Sorry for your loss.