The son of Mona Lucille (Evans) and Louie Thorn Hickok, Norman was born February 18, 1936 in Kittitas, Wash. He graduated from high school in Moses Lake, Wash. and his love of music lead him to a music major in college. While a talented musician, Norman pursued a career in carpentry and construction management. He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Loyal Order of Moose, and the Ancient Order of the Mystic Shrine, Al Aska Shrine, Mt. Verstovia Lodge. He was also an avid trapper, hunter, and fisherman.
Norman married the catch of his life, Carolyn Roth, January 20, 1967. They made their home in rural Alaska, relocating with construction projects. In 1993 Norman and Carolyn moved to Thompson Falls, which is where he spent the remainder of his life.
Norman is survived by his wife, Carolyn Hickok of Thompson Falls; children, Yvette (William) Woodward of Gillette, Wyo., Lorraine Hickok of Eugene, Ore., Rodney Hickok of Kalispell, Tami MacKay of Portland, Ore., Kyle Hickok of Ocean View, Hawaii and Terri (David) Hunter of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; brothers, Alden Walrath of Pampano Beanch, Fla. and Terry (Patricia) Hickok of Juneau, Alaska; 20 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Norman was preceded in death by his brother, Dean Walrath; daughters, Darla Joy Sutton and Norma Jean Hickok and grandson, Taylor Woodward.
Norman’s ashes will be returned to the wilderness he so dearly loved.