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
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.