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Norman L. Harris

February 7, 1939 May 30, 2019
Norman L. Harris
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Obituary for Norman L. Harris

St. George/Richfield, Utah - Norman L. Harris, beloved son, brother, father, grandfather, uncle and friend left this earth May 30, 2019 at the age of 80. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by that which was most precious in his life, his family.

Norman was born in Orem, Utah February 7, 1939, a son of Elroy and Zilpha Louder Harris. He grew up in American Fork, Utah and graduated from American Fork High School, class of 1957. He married Janell Allred in December, 1958. They later divorced. He then married Marlene Deaton in Richfield, Utah in 1992.

He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, where he held various positions. Norman also served our nation as a member of the Utah National Guard for 7 years.

He loved people and he loved to work. No one was a stranger to Norm. He loved meeting people and made friends everywhere he went. He left a lasting impression on anyone he came in contact with through his kindness, service, and sense of humor. In his youth, he worked several jobs but finally chose a career with the USDA as a federal meat inspector until his retirement. He also worked as a guard at SUFCO mine in Salina, Utah on weekends. Norman’s work ethic would not allow him to rest. After retiring from the federal government, he began his career as a businessman. He owned and managed Norm’s Dollar Discount stores in Nephi and Mt. Pleasant, and Delta, Utah.

Norman loved gardening and yard work. His passion manifested itself with a beautiful yard and bountiful crop. He loved sharing with others. He only kept what he needed for himself and his family. He was a friend to every stranger, always helping anyone he found in need, making sure to take the time to teach and mentor them along the way.

He is survived by his wife, Marlene, his children from his previous marriage; Don (Dixie), Mark (deceased)(Ann Roberson), Layne (Shanna), Bryan (Valene), Melanie (Chris) Matthews, Shaun (Wendy); Step children; Libby (Allen) Mason, Kirby Deaton, Gayle (Kelly) Crofts, David (Marla) Deaton, Teresa (Gary) Mason, and Kenneth Deaton; along with 48 grandchildren and 74 great-grandchildren and one on the way. Also, brothers Robert and Michael Harris, sisters Beth Pessetto, Eveline Miner.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Zilpha; Father Elroy and his wife, Dorothy; brother, Elroy; Sisters Cleo and Kathryn, and son, Mark.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 12:00 Noon in the Richfield East LDS Stake Center, 805 North 500 East in Richfield. Friends may call for viewing at the Springer Turner Funeral Home in Richfield, Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. or at the Stake Center, Wednesday morning from 10:00 to 11:30 prior to the services.

Burial with military honors accorded by the Sevier Valley American Legion Post #37 and the Utah Honor Guard will be in the Monroe City Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.


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Viewing

Tuesday

4

Jun

6:00 PM 6/4/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 6/4/2019 8:00:00 PM
Springer Turner Funeral Home - Richfield

260 North 400 West
Richfield, UT 84701

Springer Turner Funeral Home - Richfield
260 North 400 West Richfield 84701 UT
United States

Viewing

Wednesday

5

Jun

10:00 AM 6/5/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:30 AM 6/5/2019 11:30:00 AM
Richfield East LDS Stake Center

805 North 500 East
Richfield, UT 84701

Richfield East LDS Stake Center
805 North 500 East Richfield 84701 UT
United States

Service

Wednesday

5

Jun

12:00 PM 6/5/2019 12:00:00 PM
Richfield East LDS Stake Center

805 North 500 East
Richfield, UT 84701

Richfield East LDS Stake Center
805 North 500 East Richfield 84701 UT
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Monroe Cemetery Final Resting Place

650 N Washburnville Rd
Monroe , UT 84754

650 N Washburnville Rd Monroe 84754 UT
United States
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