Norman Vern Wearin was born on July 15, 1935 and passed on Oct. 9, 2018.
Norm was born and raised in Mariposa. He left town to raise his family and earn a living. He spent the last 35 years back in Mariposa, where he passed quietly on Tuesday evening in his home in Ponderosa Basin.
He was preceded in death by his oldest daughter Lori, his grandson Rex and his great-granddaughter Charlie. Norm is survived by his wife of 65 years, Marlene, and four children: David, Louanne, Susie and Sharee and their spouses. He has 13 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and two (one in the oven) great-great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Earl and his sister Joanne (the last two of the 14 children his mother, Annabelle Rosa, gave birth to).
Needless to say he was a family man. He was the strongest, most God-fearing man you would ever want to meet. Always working and always giving wholeheartedly without the expectation of anything in return.
He spent 55 years working as a lineman for the IBEW, building power lines across the country. But being a cowboy was his heart, and he spent as much time as he could afford running cows and breaking horses. He also loved the land. He could take the desert and make it grow the best alfalfa hay you would ever want to feed! He brought that talent home to the Basin, where he and his wife enjoyed their time together in an amazing garden.
Norm is greatly loved and will be tremendously missed by all that knew him. A celebration of his life will be held in the early summer. Details will be published when available.