Norman Lee Bagnall
Norman, son of George A. and Lillian Loretta Summers Bagnall, was born June 24, 1935, in Rupert, Idaho. He was the first and only son, joining three older sisters, Helen, Catherine and Faye. He attended Acequia and Lincoln Grade schools, Rupert Junior High and Rupert High School. Norman was active in sports during high school, lettering in football and basketball. He enjoyed singing and had several lead roles in school operettas during high school. He had many friends in school and has stayed close to a lot of them over the many years since graduation.
After graduating with the Class of 1953, Norman enrolled at Idaho State College in Pocatello, Idaho, graduating in 1957 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business and a commission in the U.S. Army.
Norman married Carol Velva Moller on July 17, 1955. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on July 17, 1979. After their marriage, Norman and Carol lived in Pocatello, Idaho, while completing their educations. Following college, Norman served a two-year stint in the U.S. Army, serving at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indiana and then at Fort Carson in Colorado, finishing with the rank of first lieutenant. They moved back to Rupert in the spring of 1960, where Norman worked for Amalgamated Sugar Company as a bookkeeper for the Burley/Rupert District. In 1968, he left Amalgamated to farm with his father-in-law, Wilbert H. Moller, on his farms north of Rupert.
Norman was a member of the LDS Church, where he had the opportunity of serving in many capacities. Among those are Young Men’s priest quorum adviser, ward executive secretary, bishop, high councilman, stake presidency counselor, high priest group leader and stake Sunday school counselor. He also had the privilege of serving in the Logan Utah LDS Temple and, more recently, in the Twin Falls Idaho LDS Temple. He loved people and looked forward to serving them in any way he could.
Norman was preceded in death by both of his parents; his sister, Helen Aipperspach; and his loving wife, Carol. Norman is survived by his son, Bruce (Paula) of Rupert; his daughter, Leah Rae (Dennis) Smith of Rupert; and his son, Gerald (Michelle) of Scottsdale, Ariz. He is survived by his grandchildren: Jennifer (Justin) Webb of Rupert, Jeremy (Amber) Smith of Rupert, Preston (Kristen) Smith of Idaho Falls, Ashley (Justin) Cyr of Twin Falls, Elder Jordan Bagnall, currently serving in the Canada Montreal LDS Mission, and Brant, Madison and Trey Bagnall, all of Scottsdale, Ariz. He has 12 great-grandchildren: Kada, Stran, Brogan, Hazen, Payten, Austin, Weston, Slade, Ainzley, Whitney, Raelee and Coltin. Norman is also survived by his sisters: Faye (Chuck) Scavone of Chino Hills, Calif., and Catherine (Wayne) Livingston of Salt Lake City, Utah.
A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday,
Feb. 3, and one hour prior to the funeral Monday, Feb. 4, at the Rupert LDS Stake Center, 324 E. 18th St. in Rupert. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Rupert LDS Stake Center. Burial will follow in the Rupert Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends are encouraged to make a donation to the LDS Temple Patrons Fund or to a charity of your choice in Norman’s name.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of Larry Hansen and Arvin Hansen of SereniCare Funeral Home in Draper, Utah.