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Information for William C. Norquist
26 October, 1919 - 7 July, 1990
The Idaho Press-Tribune
July, 1990

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William Norquist
    CWO-4 William C. "Bill" Norquist, 70, of Nampa, died Saturday, July 7, 1990, at home of cancer.  Graveside services will be held Wednesday, July 11, 1990, at 10 a.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell with full military rites by Mountain Home Air Force Base Honor Guard.  Services are under the direction of Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    Bill was born Oct. 26, 1919, at Mackay, Idaho, a son of John A. and Veda Stoddard Norquist.  His early years were spent in Melba, Idaho.  He graduated from Nampa High School Class of '37 and attended the College of Idaho for two years.  Bill enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps in 1939. He served in the Aleutian Islands and Alaska establishing weather stations.  He married Charlotte G. Michener, Nov. 29, 1941, in Boise.  They shared a military life in many places including Alaska and Germany.  Upon his retirement from the military, Bill became owner of the Nampa Sinclair Oil Co. which he sold in late 1960s.
    For the past 20 years he had been a member of the Idaho Archeological Society, serving on the state board and participating in many archeological digs in Idaho.  He was also a cadet commander of the Civil Air Patrol, a member of Joseph H. Murray Post No. 18, American Legion, Nampa, and was secretary for the Nampa United Way.
    Bill is survived by his wife, Charlotte of Nampa; a son and daughter-in-law, Max and Teri Norquist of Sand Hollow; two granddaughters, Jill and Kim Norquist of Nampa; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Jeanne and Tom Sturrock of West Palm Beach, Fla. and Catherine and Bob Smyth of Wilder, Idaho; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ben and Jennie Michener of Nampa; and one beloved family dog, Honey.
    He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Max, who was killed in World War II in the Aleutian Islands.



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