Parowan High School
Norma Hodean Orton - 2/16/2010
Class of 1955Norma Hodean Orton was born on October 25, 1937 to Jared Johnson Orton and Bergetta Miller Orton. She passed away February 16, 2010 from kidney failure and a stroke.
Norma was raised in Parowan with her sister Lewen. She attended school in Parowan graduating from Parowan High in 1955. She went to CSU (SUU) for 1 1/2 years studying business.
She served an LDS Mission in the Northern States Mission in Chicago, Illinois.
She worked for 42 years in the banking industry in Salt Lake and Cedar City. She retired from State Bank of Southern Utah after 30 years of service.
Norma married Robert H. Williams on December 16, 1967 in the Manti Temple. They were later divorced.
Aunt Hodean served in many church callings; Primary, Ward and Stake Relief Society and MIA. She was the ward chorister for many years.
Her hobbies were music, reading, family and Jazz Basketball.
Aunt Hodean was loved by all her family and considered all of Lewen's children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren as her own. She never forgot a birthday. All of the family adored her and she will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her loving sister, Lewen. Her nephews Steven
(Lorna), Stewart (Becky), Connel (Bernice), Mark (Traci) and her niece Cindy as well as many great and great grand nieces and nephews. She wrote "Each of them have a special place in my heart and are loved very much". She also left behind a very faithful and special friend, Kathryn Berg.
Aunt Hodean was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Lavell who passed away before she was born.
We will forever love and miss you, Aunt Hodean!
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