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24-Dec-05 11:22 AM - Erik Muegge : Norman passed away very peacefully Friday surrounded by family and friends. He lived a wonderful life and always dreamed big and dared to fail. We thank you for your continued prayers, thoughts and support. We along with you deeply miss Norman. He has had such a big impact in many of our lives. This is a difficult time for all of us.

At this time there will not be a memorial service, but instead deferred until prior to the start of the Iditarod. In lieu of flowers, we are asking that you donate to a fund that will be used to help teach about nutrition to those with heart disease. The address is below. Please designate it in memory of Colonel Vaughan. Again, thank you for your support and prayers.

Gifts in memory of Colonel Vaughan
Providence Alaska Foundation
3200 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508

Message from Carolyn... This is of course a very sad time not only for me but for everyone who has been touched by Norman. Right now it is difficult for me to describe my feelings and stream of thoughts, but I do want you all to know that I feel the love and compassion. I am currently with my son and family in Texas and will go from here to a memorial for Norman in Hamilton, MA, this week. I’ll be returning on Saturday, our 18th wedding anniversary. What a life we had together over those 18 years. Who would have ever thought…. Norman was such a precious and extraordinary person in our lives. I will miss him desperately even though he will be in my every thought and action. Hopefully his motto will inspire us all to dream the big dreams and dare to achieve them. My other favorite motto of his was “You haven’t failed until you quit.” He never quit and neither should we.

In the News:

Videos: (download Quick Time)

  • Norman on the "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno
  • Training for Mount Vaughan
  • 2005 Iditarod Start
  • 2005 Serum Run