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Charles Norman Flynn

July 13, 1930 ~ July 30, 2017 (age 87)

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Charles “Norman” Flynn, passed away July 30, 2017 of natural causes.  Norman was born July 13, 1930.  His parents were Johnny Flynn and Cora Flynn, nee McCrea, who at that time resided on a farm just west of Weiser, Idaho.  Much of Norman’s early childhood was spent there.

His schooling in the lower grades, however, occurred at a number of different locations.  These were often one-room country schools in remote Idaho areas including Mineral (Dennett Creek), Warren, and the Pine Creek area where his mother often taught the school and his father worked in a mine or prospected.  Norman attended Weiser High School and graduated in the class of 1948.  He enrolled at the University of Idaho in Moscow and earned his business degree in 1952.  He spent the next two years in the Army stationed at Fort Ord, California.

Once the military obligation was fulfilled, Norman sought and obtained employment in the accounting/bookkeeping field.  He worked for two years in the Nampa area then returned to Weiser where he found similar employment with the H & H Equipment Company and was employed there until his retirement.

Norman never married.  He resided in the family home caring for his parents until their deaths, and then remained there alone. 

He had various outdoor interests and had recreation properties on the Little Salmon River and later, on Cascade Lake.  He enjoyed following the athletic endeavors of the University of Idaho and Boise State University.   Animals, particularly cats, had a soft spot in his heart.  No lost or wandering cat left his door unfed, and many stayed to take up residence.  He also enjoyed flowers and his yards were ablaze with color in the summer.  He possessed a detailed knowledge of the settlement and development of the local area and the principal players intertwined therewith.  A trip with him from Weiser to Warren was an education in the history  of  Western Central Idaho.

Norman was a kindly man, well disposed toward his fellows, and not given to being “chatty”, but displaying a dry and droll wit that was both pointed and gently amusing.

Norman is survived by a number of cousins and their progeny who loved and cared about him deeply.  Graveside Services will be held at 1:00 pm, Friday, August 4, 2017 at Parkview Cemetery, New Plymouth.  Services are under the direction of Bowman Funeral Parlor, Garden City.

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