Norman Penn Spittler, 84, died at St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz., on Oct. 1, 2007. He was born Aug. 28, 1923 in San Francisco, Calif. He was the youngest of six siblings, John, Sarah, Jim, Garnet and Eila.
Norman resided in Payson for 29 years. His wife, Beverly, preceded him in death in 1988.
Mr. Spittler served in the U.S. Navy and was discharged in 1948. In his younger years, he worked in the oil fields, going as far as Costa Rica to drill for oil. In later years, he owned and managed motels, apartments and trailer parks in Apache Junction, Ariz. Here in Payson, he lived at the Kachina Doll Trailer Park that he owned and managed for 20 years and where he enjoyed growing his roses.
He is survived by his daughter, Diana Baker and her husband, James Baker of Payson. He will be missed by his grandchildren, Nora Morgan of Fountain Hills and Amy Baker of Payson, also his great-grandchildren, Shelby Baker, Emily Hanson and Jack Hanson. He is also survived by his longtime companion, Pamela Lynch.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Mazatzal Casino on the west side of the facility.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Shriner Children's Hospital: El Zaribah Travel Clinic, 552 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008.