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Norald Silas Emmett

Born: Mon., Feb. 10, 1930
Died: Wed., Aug. 31, 2016


6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, Mon., Sep. 05, 2016
Location: Haskell Funeral Home

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Tue., Sep. 06, 2016
Location: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Tue., Sep. 06, 2016
Location: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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Our beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, Norald Silas Emmett, 86, passed away August 31, 2016 in Lovell, WY.  Norald was born February 10, 1930, on the family farm near Lovell, the second son of Paul Silas and Julia Eva Despain Emmett.
Norald met the love of his life, May Fillerup of Lovell, in Rawlins, WY where he was working for Western Electric and she was teaching school in Sinclair.  They were married June 2, 1958, in the Logan, UT LDS Temple.  His main occupation during their years of raising a family was highway construction.  He worked for Brasel & Sims Construction Co., which was later changed to Sims Corp. and he retired in 1992.  Norald then spent his time helping others and tinkering around the farm.
He attended Lovell Schools and graduated from Lovell High School in 1948. During and after high school, Norald worked hauling hay for J. Doyle Moncur.  He served with Service Battery, 300th Armored Field Artillery Battalion in the Korean War from 1951-1952.  
Norald was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  He served a full time mission in the Central States Mission from 1954-1956.  He touched the lives of many people and served in several callings, including High Priest Group Secretary, Sunday School teacher, Home teacher, Ward Executive Secretary and LDS Stake Missionary at the Lovell Wyoming Stake Family History Center with his wife May.  
He loved spending time with his family, especially when it involved mountains and fishing or shooting fireworks in the backyard.
Norald was preceded in death by his parents, Paul Silas and Julia Eva Despain Emmett; by his two infant sisters, Myrna Roween and Berniece; his older brother Elwood Despain Emmett; and his sister Nina J Emmett Godfrey.
Norald is survived by his wife of 58 years, May Fillerup Emmett of Lovell, WY; his children Max Paul Emmett (Linda) of Harvey, ND; David Lane Emmett (Tracy) of Medical Lake, WA; Douglas Silas Emmett (Rosimar) of San Antonio, TX; Susan Emmett Banks (Steve) of Alliance, NE; and Sandra Emmett Hendershot (Erik) of Lovell, WY.  He is also survived by his sister Leta Emmett Gifford of American Fork, UT.  Norald is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the LDS Stake Center in Lovell.  A viewing will be held Monday September 5, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Haskell Funeral Home.  There will also be a viewing Tuesday morning from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. at the LDS Stake Center.
The family wishes to express their thanks to the friends and family for all of their kindness during this difficult time.

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Donnell Linthacum
   Posted Fri September 02, 2016
I send my deepest sympathy my Sister-in-law May and to the Emmett Family.
I am sorry I am unable to make it to the funeral.

Daniel Gifford
   Posted Sat September 03, 2016

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Dan and Dana Gifford.

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Norald Emmett, he was one of my favorite uncles and will always be remembered fondly for his compassion and family values. We send these with all of our love since we cannot attend services. Love Dan and Dana Gifford

Bryan Baird
   Posted Tue September 06, 2016
So sorry for the departure of this beloved man. He leaves a void in the world that can't be fully filled. I am certain he's proud of his family and that he is busily at work beyond the veil.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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