Norma Shumway Burton Wengreen, age 85 of Orem, UT, passed away December 14, 2010 in Provo, UT.
Norma was born in Moab, UT to Harris and Esther Price Shumway, on November 14, 1925. She grew up in Blanding, UT. She participated in baseball and had a keen mind, memorizing many monologues and readings during her life. She graduated from San Juan High School in 1943. She then worked at the Navy Defense Plant in Clearfield, UT until she left to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the North California Mission. She then served another mission in the Navajo Zuni Mission for six months. Norma and Dean served as guides on Temple Square and later served a Church Education Mission at the University of Arkansas and surrounding areas. They also served many years in the Provo and Mount Timpanogos temples as ordinance workers. She later accompanied Dean to the temple, where he was a sealer.
She loved the gospel, had a great love for her family and a deep concern for others and their welfare.
She had an adventurous spirit throughout her life and had the opportunity to travel across America, visit Central America, Europe, and the Middle East. She particularly loved church history tours and visiting the Holy Land.
She married Evan Hewitt Barton in the Mesa, AZ Temple November 7, 1950. After the death of her husband in 1965, Norma and the children moved to Hyrum, UT where she met A. Dean Wengreen. They married in 1969.
She is survived by her sisters, Mary Black and Claudia Orr of Blanding and brother Dale Shumway also of Blanding; children Bodell (Mark) Esplin, Callie (Blair, deceased) Wilcox, Kymm (Dave) Story, Becky (Dave) Iler, Jed (Jill) Barton, Audra (Keith) Topham, Jann (Paul) Hamson, Leonard (Shannon) Barton, Bartona (John) Davenport; stepchildren Stuart (Brenda) Wengreen, Debra (Jay) Johnson, Cory (Devin) Wengreen, Shelly (Eric) Jackson, Krissy (Kim) Wilson, Leslie (Scott) Ferguson, Jeff (Kathy) Wengreen, Syd (Kim)Wengreen, Angie Churchill, Spencer (Kristine) Wengreen, David (Molly deceased) Wengreen and Mark (Beth) Wengreen, 87 grandchildren and more great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, December 20 in Orem. Another service will be held on Wednesday, December 22 at the Eastland chapel at 1 p.m. A final viewing will be at 11:30-12:45 at the church. Interment at the Eastland cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.walkerfamilymortuary.com