|Birth: ||Sep. 23, 1899|
|Death: ||Aug. 2, 1988|
Born the only son of Daniel James O'Donnell and his wife Agnes Augusta. Norm had two sisters, Marion Augusta and Helen Gertrude. His father was a logger and the family traveled back and forth across the Canadian/United States border following the work. In the 1910's the family settled in Vancouver, British Columbia. Norm joined the 11th Battalion of Canadian Expeditionary Forces and served in the first World War. On 24 May 1924, he married Lillian Dickes in Portland, Oregon. They had three sons, Richard Douglas, James Murray and Gregory Stephen. Lillian died unexpectedly in 1974 and Norm remarried Ruth Jean "Ruthie" Murray. They were very happy. Traveling in the winter to California for the season. Playing pinocle, or bridge with friends or golfing.
Everett Herald, August 2, 1988
Norman O'Donnell dies at 88 in Everett Everett - Norman L. O'Donnell,88, an area native, career telephone company executive, civic leader and co-founder of the Everett Senior Citizens Center, died Tuesday."He was always a civic-minded person, " said Everett Mayor Bill Moore. "He was active in the country club for many years. civic- minded involved in our senior programs. A very fine leader, a very pleasant personality. The city of Everett will miss Norm." A resolution in his honor was read into the Everett City Council minutes this morning, remembering him "with love, and appreciation for his service." After retiring from a 45 -year telephone company career in 1966, O'Donnell was asked to become the first executive director for the South County Chamber of Commerce. He kept that job for seven years. He was the first chairman of the Everett Senior Center executive Advisory Board, in 1974, and served as its chairman for six years. O'Donnell was born in Snohomishon September 23, 1899 and has been a lifetime resident of the area.He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Everett Golf and Country Club (of which he was reportedly the oldest member), the Everett Elks Lodge No. 479 and the Evergreen Area Arboretum of County. Retired Monsignor John Mattie of the Immaculate Conception Church, said. "He laid foundation for things in the community that will live long after he is gone." He leaves his wife Ruth at home, two sons Richard O'Donnell of Vancouver, Washington and Gregory S. O'Donnell of Arlington, two sisters, Marion Woodcock of Vancouver, B.C. and Gertrude Jacques of Delta, B.C.; a stepson Thomas Clement of Everett and seven grandchildren and four.
Daniel James O'Donnell (1871 - 1937)
Agnes Augusta Fritz-Meyer O'Donnell (1878 - 1964)
James Murray O'Donnell (1929 - 1980)*
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
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Record added: Nov 23, 2008
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