Norman Earl Stubbs

1931–2019
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Norman Earl Stubbs

Norman Earl Stubbs passed away on Oct. 11, 2019 in Mesa, Arizona.

Norm was born on July 23, 1931 in Roundup Montana, to Homer and Leona Stubbs. The oldest of five children, he grew up in Great Falls Montana, and graduated from Great Falls High in 1950. After graduation he joined the Navy and served four years during the Korean War. Using the GI Bill, he attended Western Montana College, playing football and making lifelong friends. Here he met his lifelong partner and love, Suzanne Dansie.

Norm received his Bachelor of Science in Education Degree in 1958 and later completed a Master’s degree. He taught and coached at the new Parkview Junior High in Dillon and worked summers as the City Recreation Director. He was active in the Dillon Jaycees and went on to become Young Man of the Year and Man of the Year. In 1967 he took a teaching and coaching position in Washington State. Then in 1968, Norm and Susie returned to Dillon and bought the Darigold Milk business. They traveled the state of Montana for many years supporting their five children in sports and music activities.

After selling the business Norm was hired to be the Activities Director for Beaverhead County High School. This job highlighted his organizing skills and love of sports. Norm loved Dillon and Western Montana College for his many opportunities.

Norm and Susie retired to Arizona in 1992. For many years he was able to golf, work on numerous projects and enjoy the Arizona sunshine. Later as he developed health issues, Susie was by his side.

Norm is survived by his wife of 63 years, Suzanne and five children, Lynne (Rick) Nield, Karen (John) Strickland, Patrick (Marvel) Stubbs, Teresa (Led Rhodes) Stubbs, Julie (Wayne) Hiett. He is also survived by his brothers Harold and Robert Stubbs, as well as 11 grandchildren and 11 great- grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by parents Homer and Leona Stubbs, brother Paul, sister Margie and great - grandson Troy Schneidenbach.

Norm told many wonderful stories. He was a great husband, father and grandfather. We loved him dearly.

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