Norman Gale Sego, a veteran of the Vietnam War, passed away at the age of 87 on April 12, 2023, at his home in West Valley City.
Norm was born on May 12, 1935, in Cortez, Colorado, to Amos and Lorna Corin Sego. He spent his early years exploring the White Mountains of McNary, Arizona, on the Apache Indian Reservation, where he learned to fish with willow sticks and make his own squirrel traps. His family moved to Flagstaff, AZ, when his father was drafted into the Army towards the end of World War II.
Norm graduated from the school of hard knocks. He left home when he was in the 8th grade. He learned the importance of hard work and the value of a dollar, which he kept with him throughout his life. When he was 19, he joined the Air Force and completed his aviation aircraft training at Travis AFB in Fairfield, California.
Norm eloped and married Judy Andreason on May 23, 1960. Together, they raised five busy boys. They later divorced.
He used to say he was a jack of all trades and a master of none. There wasn't anything he couldn't fix or build, including one of his own homes while in his 70s. He was truly a perfectionist in all that he built. He lived by the sayings "do it right the first time" and "measure twice, cut once."
Norm loves the Lord and is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We will miss hearing him play the guitar and sing his favorite country and Christian songs.
He was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping, especially if it was with his boys.
Norm enjoyed spending time with his siblings and their spouses and looked forward to their frequent Sego family reunions.
He retired from Hill Air Force Base after 33 years of dedicated service as a foreman and sheet metal mechanic on F-16s and other military aircraft. He also retired from the United States Air Force, where he was able to serve in many countries throughout the world, such as South Korea, the Philippines, Japan, Germany, and the Pacific Island of Guam.
Norman is survived by two sons, Vernon L. Sego and Daniel P. Sego (Kristy), 13 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren, with another great grandson arriving soon. He is also survived by his sister Patricia L. Bruchman, and three brothers, Ronald Sego (Pamela), Keith Sego (Rita), and many beloved nephews, nieces, and cousins. He will be especially missed by his loving friend and sweetheart, Cathy Hobbs.
As a family, we want to thank you, Cathy, for being such a blessing to our dad and our family. We Love You!
Norm is preceded in death by his parents and infant brother, Jerry Loyd Sego; sister, Jeanette Laverne Murray; and three of his five sons: Victor Allen (Danna living), Delbert Quinn (Connie living), Lester Wayne, and grandson Tyson Holt. We wish we could catch a glimpse of the long-awaited reunion Norm is having with his boys and other loved ones on the other side.
Memorial services will be held in the chapel at the Utah Veterans Cemetery and Memorial Park (17111 So. Redwood Rd., Bluffdale, UT 84065) at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 21, 2023. A viewing will be held before the services from 10:00-10:45 a.m.
We wish to thank all of the wonderful doctors, nurses, and caregivers who have helped our dad over the past several years.
Special thanks to Norm's Bishop, Scott Bagshaw, and the compassionate service provided by the Memorial Ward Relief Society.
Friday, April 21, 2023
11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)
Friday, April 21, 2023
12:00 - 12:30 pm (Mountain time)