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Norman Daniel Coulter.
Norman Daniel Coulter.

Norman Daniel Coulter


Norman Daniel Coulter celebrated his 100th birthday on April 20. He was born April 20, 1911, in Menominee, Mich. He is a resident at Sans Souci West Mobile Home Park in Spokane. He has lived in Spokane for more than 95 years.

Coulter met his wife Mary Jean (Poage) Coulter at Washington State College in Pullman. They were married in 1940. She died in July 2007.

Coulter worked with Washington Water Power Co. for 36 years, including 14 years as a district manager in Othello, Wash.

His most rewarding life achievement is being the co-founder of Audubon Park United Methodist Church in Spokane.

Coulter credits his long and healthy life to the grace of God. He quoted the Bible, 1 Corinthians 15:10, which says, “But by the grace of God I am what I am.”

Coulter has two children: Norman J. Coulter, Spokane, and Norma Crawford, Bellevue. He has four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.