Nature photography

He was born on November 27, 1940, to Clarence and Dorothy Sage in Quemado, New Mexico. Norman was a member of the church of Christ and over the years served as deacon and minister. He enjoyed flying, hiking, and nature photography. Norman is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Jane Sage, and stepson Anthony Ashlock. While in high school in Northern California he was chosen to carry the Olympic torch for one mile. After he graduated, Norman joined the United States Air Force. He served as a nuclear weapons specialist at Lowry Air Force Base in Colorado. Norman was later transferred to the Blytheville Air Force Base where he married Nancy Jane Petty. They were married for 27 years, until her death from cancer in 1991. Five years later he met and married Johnnie Ellen Ashlock of Marked Tree.

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The Dragonfly Boomerang On a warm summer day as we sat outside in the sun a large periwinkle dragonfly landed near me. This dragonfly flew away helpful ideas on solutions in and then arced back and landed in the exact spot he was just a moment before. I just had to take a picture of him! Every time I tried to get a photograph of this enchanting creature it repeated those exact same actions. Fly away, arc, land where he was.

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