Norvil Oie Aigner
Norvil Oie Aigner passed into heaven on Dec. 28, 2013. He was 98 years old. Norvil “Pete” was born at home on March 12, 1915 to Norvil Mills Aigner and Victoria Castro in Lone Pine.
Pete and his brother, Albert, (ages 7 and 9) left Lone Pine to live in Los Angeles with their mother. Both boys returned to Lone Pine at age 16 and Norvil attended Lone Pine High School. He met the love of his life, Pauline Ruiz, and they married on June 10, 1938. Pete went to work for Pacific Motor Trucking in Lone Pine, and together he and Pauline raised three children – Nancy, Kenny and Susie – and had many good times playing golf and taking family vacations to Lake Tahoe and at their cabin in Mammoth.
They enjoyed hunting and fishing and Pete was a basketball referee for Lone Pine High School and was a chauffeur for the movies when they came to town. He enjoyed laughing with the stars as he drove them around.
After Pete retired at age 72, he and Pauline purchased a home in Palm Desert on a golf course and enjoyed 20 years of playing golf and entertaining many friends and family. They spent their summers in Lone Pine and Bend, Ore. Pete was known for his natural ability to be an outstanding golfer and quit playing at age 90. He was also known for his funny and quick wit, always making people laugh.
Every year he would work as a golf marshal for the Bob Hope Classic in Palm Springs. He really enjoyed seeing the famous golfers and participating in this event.
Pete is survived by his two daughters, Nancylee Aigner, and Suzanne Lowe, and his daughter-in-law, Vickie Aigner. He is also survived by his grandchildren, James Loundagin, Chelsea Smith, Christina Lowe, Colby Aigner, Macy Aigner, Sophie Aigner, Lilly Aigner and Jesse Aigner; and great-grandchildren, Justin Loundagin, Joey Palacios, Alissa Palacios, Aryn Loundagin, Kaitlin Lowe, Gabe Lowe, Kaylee Lowe, Ever Smith, Easton Aigner and Hayden Kenai Smith.
Pete was preceded in death by his son, Kenneth Norvil Aigner (December, 2001); his wife, Pauline Aigner (November, 2010); and his brother, Albert Aigner (May, 2013).
Pete left behind a legacy of he and Pauline working hard all of their lives so their children and grandchildren could receive an education.
Norvil’s ashes were laid to rest alongside of Pauline at Mt. Whitney Cemetery in Lone Pine.
We love you, Dad-D-O.