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Norene Delight Coleman

November 25, 1942 — February 25, 2022

Passed away on February 25th 2022 at the age of 79 in Sandpoint, ID. She was born November 25th 1942 in Sandpoint, ID to Ben and Nina Hull. She is the youngest of 9 children.

She attended school in Sandpoint until grade 6 and she also attended and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sandpoint. When the family moved to Libby MT, she attended high school and had many friends, but an auto accident kept her from graduating, she later got her GED. While in high school, she met the love of her life Jack C. Coleman and they married on March 25, 1960 and would have celebrated their 62nd anniversary this year.

The couple lived in Libby, and then they followed the Survey Crew that employed Jack and lived in several places along the WA and OR coastline. By 1967 they had moved back to Sandpoint, then to Sagle where they raised their 4 children. In Libby, Norene did very well selling and modeling Beeline Fashions, doing in home sales. In Sandpoint she worked for Jack’s Lockers (meat packing), Encoder Products (photography), and Bonner County School District (custodial).

Norene’s passions were knitting, sewing, photography, flower gardening, family history and genealogy. She loved watching the deer, birds and other wildlife roam in her yard; she kept feeders out for all the animals she loved so much. She always had a small dog or cat by her side. She also enjoyed bowling, pinochle, games and puzzles. Norene was often happy, laughing and joking with friends and family. She had a warm smile and an ear to lend, to anyone who needed to talk. When she ran errands she would make time to stop in for a visit with family and friends, often taking flowers from her garden.

She spent many hours volunteering at the Panhandle Racing Association, Vietnam Moving Wall, and Sagle thrift store to name a few. For Several years Norene was a member of the Bonner County Genealogical Society. She worked/volunteered at the Family History Genealogy Center at the Church of Latter Day Saints in Sandpoint.

Norene is survived by her husband Jack of Sagle, son Chet (Virginia) of AZ, Son Ken (Elizabeth) of MT, Daughter Janna (Chris) of AK, 15 Grandchildren, 29 Great Grandchildren, her sister Della and her brother Clifford.

Norene was preceded in death by her daughter Jenni, her parents Ben and Nina Hull, her siblings Jack, Vivian, Irene, Alma, Milo and David.

Family and friends will gather at Jack Coleman’s residence for a remembrance and celebration of Norene’s life on June 18th 2022. It will be one of Norene’s favorite types of gatherings, pot luck. Friends and family are invited to bring a favorite dish and come share your memories of Norene.

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