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Dr. Norman E. Bussell, Jr.

Posted 2021-04-04 by mhenderson
Published in Today's News Herald on Apr. 4, 2021 -
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -

Norman spent his youth in Los Angeles. He often bragged that he saw
groups like Simon & Garfunkel before they were big. As he made his way
through school and his career, he developed a love for golf and
claimed to be pretty good. He was a pilot and loved to fly. He often
said there was nothing like being up among the clouds. In 2001, after
returning from Kuwait he made a trip to Bakersfield to spend
Thanksgiving with his relatives who introduced him to Elaine. Although
neither envisioned it the time, they would spend the next 20 years
together.

Norman received his Bachelors in Chemistry from Cal State Long Beach.
He received his PhD in Bio Chemistry from the University of Texas
Graduate School Of Bio Medical Sciences. He received his DDS from the
University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston. He entered active duty
in the US Army. Following multiple tours that included Korea and
Panama during operation Just Cause. LTC then returned to medical
school. He graduated with Honors from the College of Osteopathic
Medicine in Des Moines, IA.

LTC Bussell completed his training as a flight surgeon and was
assigned Command Surgeon, US Army Forces Central Command Kuwait. In
2001, he returned to Walter Reed Army Institute. In 2002, he assumed
command of the California Medical Detachment in Monterey California.
In 2005, he retired and moved to Bakersfield. In 2012, he opened
Mohave Infectious Disease went to worked for Lake Havasu Regional
Medical Center. His patients and staff loved him.

After a lengthy battle with cancer, Norman passed away at home
surrounded by family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held
April 10th from 4-6pm at the Rods & Relics Hall at the Aquatic Center
at 100 Park Ave Lake Havasu City. In lieu of flowers the family asks
that you make donations to your favorite charity.

Norman always said he "was just the pretty face at the office". But we
know he was an amazing physician who helped many, many people during
his long career.




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