PORTLAND - Dr. Allen Norman, age 80, died Saturday, April 4, 2009, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland. He was born June 26, 1928, in Chico to Carl and Gaynelle Norman.

He served as a medic in the U.S. Army from 1946-48 and was stationed in Japan. He graduated from University of Washington medical school in 1958.

He lived in the Longview area for 23 years where he ran his family practice. He later served as an emergency room doctor in Longview and Port Angeles. He retired in 1994 and in 2000 he moved to Long Beach.

Dr. Norman was a gourmet cook and an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fly-fishing, boating, duck hunting and crabbing. He was funny, kind and loved by his family, friends and coworkers. He was a member of the Fly Fishing Club of Longview and Ducks Unlimited.

He married Shirley Russell in 1951 in Silverdale. They divorced in 1971. In 1979, he married his wife, Jeanne. He retired in 1994 and he and Jeanne moved to Long Beach nine years ago.

Survivors include his three sons, Jerry (Debbie) Norman of Svenson, Ore., John Norman of Longview and Allen C. Norman Jr. of Longview; three daughters, Carla Norman of Kelso, Gigi (Chuck) Wallace of Kirkland and Leslie Norman of Seattle; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

His wife, Jeanne and a brother, Earl, preceded him in death.

A memorial service will be held on May 16, in Longview. The location will be announced when confirmed. Arrangements are by Cascade Northwest Funeral Chapel at Green Hills Memorial Gardens and Crematory.

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