Julian Wilson Norville, 96
December 7, 2022
Julian was born on April 5, 1926, to Hugh Weston and Helen May Norville in Grand Rapids, North Dakota. They lived in Larimore, North Dakota and then in Lodgegrass, Montana, for a number of years before moving to Waterloo, Montana.
Julian attended high school in Whitehall, Montana. After graduation, he studied mechanical engineering for two years at MSU before moving to Cardwell, Montana, in 1949, to pursue what he really wanted to do – ranching.
To pay for the ranch and improvements, Julian took on several side jobs. He constructed fencing for the forest service, did concrete work, worked highway construction, taught as a substitute teacher, and drove the bus for sporting events.
On November 27, 1959, Julian married Nancy Sue Curry. Together, they raised four children. He taught his children many of his skills including fencing, concrete work, equipment operation, and machine repair. He also imparted his knowledge of math, farming, and ranching.
In his older years, Julian enjoyed some traveling. He and Sue traveled to the East Coast to visit their daughter and granddaughter. They also made three trips to Fairbanks, Alaska, to visit their middle son and family.
For fun, Julian liked a good game of pinochle or cribbage. He enjoyed playing cribbage with his grandkids. He also enjoyed reading western novels and watching western movies. Reloading and shooting were relaxing hobbies as well.
After the passing of his beloved wife in January 2020, Julian looked forward to joining Sue in Heaven. He rejoined her in the presence of their Lord, passing peacefully in his sleep one day before their 63rd wedding anniversary.
Julian was preceded in death by his parents Hugh and Helen Norville and his daughter-in-law, Nancy Jo Norville.
He is survived by his brother Hugh Weston (Millie) Norville, his children Tim (Tammie) Norville, Wes (Cherylynn) Norville, Mike Norville, and Sally (Jason) Ehret, his grandchildren Matt (Carmen) Norville, Mark (Courtney) Norville, Randy (Ashley) Norville, Angie (Paul) Sather, Melinda Norville, Kaylie Wynn (Justin Sylvester), Lisa Ehret, and eleven great-grandchildren.
All memorials may be sent to Cardwell Community Church at 795 Hwy 359, Cardwell, MT 59721.
A funeral service will be held for Julian and Sue on Thursday, December 22, 2022, at 2 PM at the Cardwell Community Church.