Michael R. Norman
At his request no services will be held for Michael R. Norman, who passed away May 8, 2006, at his residence in Mesquite, Nev.
Michael was born Oct. 12, 1943, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to William Robert and Marguerite Boudreaux Norman. He worked for the city of South Lake Tahoe as a firefighter/EMT for 27 years. He met his wife, Suzanne G. Thompson, in South Lake Tahoe and they were married in Shingle Springs, Calif., Dec. 16, 1989. They moved to Minden, Nev., in 1991, where they lived until retiring to Mesquite in January 2004.
Michael loved to ride motorcycles. While growing up in San Mateo, Calif., he started riding dirt bikes and then graduated to riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles. He loved to ride across the Golden Gate Bridge while hearing in his head “Headin’ Down The Highway” from the movie “Easy Rider.” He was a member of the Mesquite High Rollers Motorcycle Club where he was loved by everybody for his great sense of humor and his contagious laugh. Michael was very outgoing and loved to experience life. You could find Michael driving off cliffs, snow and water skiing, scuba diving, snorkeling, golfing and hunting (but not jumping out of perfectly good planes) and the next day he would be at the fire house saving lives. Michael was know by his famous saying, “Hi, pretty lady.”
He is survived by his wife, Suzanne, of Mesquite; daughter, Lynne Caginia of South Lake Tahoe; grandchildren, Nicole Caginia of San Luis Obispo, Calif., and Rachel Caginia of South Lake Tahoe; and brothers, Bill Norman and Bob Norman.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother,Terry Norman.
In lieu of flowers Michael would love for everyone to go and have a good time.
Arrangements are under the direction of Virgin Valley Mortuary in Mesquite. (702) 346-6060.
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