Norman Dean Duckworth of Moab, Utah, passed in his sleep early Thursday morning, Nov. 10, 2011, at his father’s house in Corvallis, Ore. after battling liver disease. He was 50.
Born Dec. 13, 1960, in Corvallis to Gordon and Carol Duckworth, Norman was involved in Boy Scouts as a youth and was a member of Troop 3. Highlights included two trips to Philmont National Scout Ranch in New Mexico. He graduated from Corvallis High School in 1979.
As a young man he made his home in Moab. It seemed a perfect fit for him, and from then on he referred to himself as a “desert rat.” His crazy, carefree life was filled with river rafting, camping, excursions to Burning Man, spinning fire, and his greatest passion, art. His artistic talent took many forms: painting, photography, metal work, and etched glass.
Through the years he worked mainly in the restaurant industry, and most recently at the Lazy Lizard Hostel in Moab. Norm was a caring and loyal friend, a man of principle.
Norman was preceded in death by his mother, Carol. Survivors include his father, Gordon; sisters (and spouses), Laura Karleen Lashley (Dan) and Deanna Yoba (Jeremy); niece, Brandi Nolan; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is also survived by his dearly loved Moab family.
No formal services will be held. Memorial contributions can be made to Benton Hospice Service.
Arrangements were made with DeMoss-Durdan Funeral Home and Crematory.