Archive for Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Norman E. Wiley Jr.

1923 - 2007

September 12, 2007

Services for Norman E. Wiley Jr., 83, Monterey, Calif., were Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Santa Rosalia Chapel, Monterey. Burial was at San Carlos Cemetery, Monterey.

Mr. Wiley died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007, at Community Hospital, Monterey Peninsula.

He was born Nov. 2, 1923, in Half Mound, Kan. He was raised in Tonganoxie and joined the U.S. Marine Corps at the beginning of World War II. Mr. Wiley was discharged in 1946 after being wounded in the Pacific. He then moved to San Diego, where he became a truck driver. In the 1950s, Mr. Wiley moved to Monterey Peninsula and started his first moving and storage company, Wiley Transfer and Storage. In 1965 he opened the Nationwide Van Lines of Continental Van Lines and CVL Continental Van Lines until his retirement in 1998. He was a former owner of Monarch Aviation.

He was a 50-year member of Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, 1285 Elks Lodge. He also involved with the Paisano Country Club, Pacheco Club and the Monterey Peninsula Country Club.

Mr. Wiley was preceded in death by his wife of 31 years, Dora, and two daughters, Sandy and Donna.

Survivors include two daughters, Sue Young of New Mexico, and Linda Becker of Florida; a son, Kenneth Jillson, Marina, Calif.; four sisters, Betty Nelson of Missouri, Joan Sanders, Lawrence, Geraldine Salmon and Carol Slawson, both of Tonganoxie; his stepchildren, Louis Hanson, Seaside, Calif., Richard Casas, Prunedale, Calif., and Christine Byrum, Pebble Beach, Calif.; 15 grandchildren and several grandchildren.

Mission Mortuary, Monterey, handled arrangements.

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