Norbert H. Nash

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We lost Norbert Harry Nash at 90 years of age on November 25, 2019 in Aurora, Colorado. He was a loving, funny and kind father, grandfather and uncle who will be sorely missed by all. 

Norb was born on December 20, 1928 in Kansas City, Missouri (to Fern Parks and Luther Cavaness), and lovingly adopted by his wonderful parents, Harry B. Nash and Clara A. (Meyer) Nash. He grew up in West Allis, Wisconsin and always said he was incredibly lucky to have had the perfect childhood, full of adventures and totally spoiled by his mother and Aunt Annie Nash. 

After graduating from West Allis Central High School in 1946, Norb joined the U.S. Army Airborne Paratroopers and served in occupied Japan during WWII. Upon returning home, he met the love of his life, Phyllis Catherine Haag, whom he married on November 8, 1952. Throughout his life he worked as a talented, hard-working carpenter, builder, handyman and truck-driver.

In 1969, Norb and Phyllis packed up their brood of five and moved from Hales Corners, Wisconsin to Colorado Springs, Colorado, which they had fallen in love with on earlier visits. After retiring, they moved to warm-weather Peoria, Arizona in 1993, where Norb could indulge his lifelong passion for golf year-round. In 2006, Norb and Phyllis moved back to Colorado to be closer to their children. Sadly, in 2012, Norb lost his beloved Phyllis after 59 years of marriage. 

Norb always had a story to tell and loved meeting people and finding out about their lives. Besides golf, he enjoyed beaches, building furniture/woodworking, making clocks, watching old television shows, drinking Starbucks coffee, spending time with his dog Mickey, and going to Black Hawk Ameristar Casino (not to gamble, but to have a glass of wine, people-watch and visit). He was proud to have traveled to Mexico, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. 

Norb is survived by his children, Craig (Teresa) Nash, Mary Kay (Rick) Allen, Brian (Khristy) Nash and Bonnie (Scott) Schutz; his grandchildren Derek (Jurema), Jason (Katie), Brandon (Jenn) and Ryan, Travis (Victoria), Jeff, Brianna, Josh (Marie) and Danielle; his step-grandchildren Nichole, Sarah and Steve; his great-grandchildren Bryce, Lexi, Konrad, Brandt, Hudson, Morgan, Alex and Maggie Jo; and his step great-grandchildren Claire, Brooke and Violet; plus numerous nieces and nephews. 

Norb was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis, his daughter Joanne, his infant son John, his sister and brother-in-law Ruth Eleanor and Earl Munger, and his parents Harry B. and Clara A. Nash. 

A graveside service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, December 20, 2019, at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, 12801 W. 44th Avenue, Wheatridge, CO.

Following this, a Celebration of Life Open House will be held at the home of Craig & Teresa Nash from approximately 3:30pm – 8:00pm. 


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: 
The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation (100% rating by Charity Navigator):
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The Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation
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  1. You were the most hard working, loving, friendly and skilled craftsman, just to name a few things. I am comforted by the fact that you are now with Mommy. You missed her so very much.  I love you so much Daddy and I'm so very thankful for you and all you did for me in my 51 years of life!  You were always my biggest fan!  XOXO – Rest in Sweet Peace

  2. Norb was an integral part of my life for the past 46 years, and especially the past 7 years when he lived with us, and I got to be a part of his daily life. I will really miss our daily chats, collecting sayings, laughing about the grandkids, enjoying our dogs together, contributing to his mug collection, making him a family calendar every year, and just sharing our lives. He has left an empty spot in our home, but will always reside in our hearts!! 
    Lots of Love, 
    Teresa, your daughter-in-law

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