Phillip P. “Phil” Norman, 72, died at his Ocean Park residence on June 8, 2013, as a result of an accident. Born December 3, 1940, in Goldendale, Washington, he was the “middle” of nine children born to Howard and Agnes (Carl) Norman. His roots in Pacific County were traced back to his grandfather Frederick B. Norman who served the county as a state senator.
Phil graduated from Raymond High School in 1958. Phil served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force and the Marine Corps, retiring after 22 years with the Marines. In 1988, he came to the Peninsula from Kent, Washington. He purchased and operated Mary Lou’s Tavern in downtown Long Beach for 19 years.
Phil was a member of the Elks Lodge in Raymond and the Ocean Park Eagles and Ocean Park Moose. He enjoyed being outdoors with “his” ducks and geese and spending time with his grandchildren.
He and Jenny Gill were married September 26, 1980 in Burien, Washington. She survives residing in Ocean Park. Also surviving are daughter, Cori Norman of Hillsboro, Ore.; son, Howard Norman of Colorado; brothers, Fred Norman, Ed Norman and Ted Norman, all of Raymond, and Hal Norman of Vancouver, Wash.; sisters, Myrna Patten of Olympia, Wash. and Bobbie Johnson of Mineral, Wash.; grandchildren, Cody King, Jeffrey King and Katie Norman; and numerous other members of his extended family. He was preceded in death by his sister, Pat and brother, Bill.
Graveside inurnment with military honors will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2013, at Fern Hill Cemetery in Menlo. Reception and celebration of life follows at 1:00 p.m. at the Raymond Elks Lodge. His guestbook is available at www.penttilaschapel.com.