Norman James Lydiard was born January 1st, 1953 in Chicago, IL to Harry and Lorraine Lydiard. "Norm" was the youngest of 3 children (eldest brother Doug and older sister Pat). The family moved from IL to Phoenix, AZ in 1955, where Norm attended Scottsdale High and ultimately Monmouth College in IL. Norm passed peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones on March 28th, 2020. Norm is survived by James, Renee, Elise, and Lucia Lydiard (Son, Daughter-in-law, grandchildren), along with Kristin & Dylan Anderson (daughter and son-in-law), and long-time girlfriend Lanny Contreras. Norm loved the outdoors. This included camping, fishing, golfing, hiking, and various other sports. Most of all, Norm loved his family. He never missed one of his children’s sporting events; they knew they could count on seeing him on the sidelines with his dog(s) by his side. Norm loved social events, would always make an appearance, and typically left events with new friends. His positive attitude and friendly smile made him everyone’s favorite person in the room. His presence in this world will always be greatly missed by all who knew him.