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Norman Shearer

February 20, 1943 November 20, 2018
Norman Shearer
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Obituary for Norman Shearer

Norman "Norm" Earl Shearer, age 75, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday November 20, 2018 at Whatcom Hospice House.

Norm was born February 20, 1943 at the Bremerton Naval Hospital in Bremerton, WA to parents Wilber and Sylvia (Robison) Shearer. He was one of three children. Norms dad was a 9th generation Navy man and the family moved around quite a bit. Later on his mother remarried and he was raised by Sylvia and step dad Ambrose Sherman. Norm graduated from Western High School in Anaheim CA and Fullerton College earning a Business and History degree. Norman served four years in the US Navy as a guided missile technician. He was very proud of being a 10th generation military veteran.

Norm married Andrea Ausburn on August 14th 1965 in Los Alamitos, CA. After moving around a good bit, they settled in the Maple Falls and Kendall area, where they raised children Kim and Greg.

Norm worked as the security manager and fire marshal for Saint Joseph Hospital and as a wound care specialist and nurse for Visiting Angles. He was a past president of the Home Builder Association. Norman enjoyed history, astronomy, reading, studying constitutional law, photography and being a do it yourself person. He was a volunteer firefighter and EMT. He was member of St. Peters Catholic Church and the Bellingham Knights of Columbus, Council #829.

Norm is survived by wife Andrea Shearer of Maple Falls WA, daughter Kim Cobb (Jesse) of Blaine WA and son Greg Shearer and fiancé Lynn Honcoop of Bellingham WA; grandchildren Raeghan, Hunter and Tessa Cobb; brother Ron Shearer and sister Colleen McFarland.

He is preceded in death by mother Sylvia Sherman, brother Michael, father Wilber, step father Ambrose, father in law George Ausburn, mother in law Betty Gates and Norm’s beloved dog Jager.

A Catholic Mass will be 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at St. Peters Catholic Church, 6210 Mt Baker Hwy, Deming WA with burial to follow at St. Peters Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers a Gofundme.com account has been set up to help the widow and family with expenses at https://www.gofundme.com/6gl8dc0 if you feel led.

You are invited to share your memories and condolences in the online guest book at www.GilliesFuneralHome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services.


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Service

Thursday

6

Dec

1:00 PM 12/6/2018 1:00:00 PM
St. Peter Catholic Church

6210 Mt. Baker Highway
Deming, WA 98244

St. Peter Catholic Church
6210 Mt. Baker Highway Deming 98244 WA
US

Graveside

Thursday

6

Dec

2:15 PM 12/6/2018 2:15:00 PM
St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery

Heady Road
Kendall, WA 98295

St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery
Heady Road Kendall 98295 WA
United States
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