DENVER – Long-term partner in the Colorado Auto Auction, Norman F. Early passed away January 25. He was 88.

A 1978 inductee into the National Auto Auction Association (NAAA) Hall of Fame in 1978, “Norman played an important role in the development of the NAAA,” said Frank Hackett, NAAA executive director. “He will be missed by all his friends in the auto auction industry.”

Early is survived by his wife, Yvonne; daughter, Paula (Thomas) Lawley; sons, Byron (Marilyn), Vance Sadler and Todd (Ulrika); five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association in Colorado, 5600 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Ste. 100, Greenwood Village, CO 80111-2316.