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Valley View Memorial Park and Funeral Home

4335 West 4100 South, West Valley City, UT

OBITUARY

Gary Doyle Norman

August 10, 1950November 23, 2019

Gary Doyle Norman was born in Spanish Fork, Utah on August 10, 1950 to Clarence Gordon Norman and Norma Oleatha Spencer Norman. He was the youngest of four children. He graduated from Spanish Fork High School and was a standout athlete in basketball, football, baseball and track. After graduation, he chose to attend Ricks College with his sweetheart Linda Harmer from Springville. They both attended college on scholarships. While in college, Gary pitched and played 1st base in baseball; in basketball, he played both forward and guard and was named to the All-American team in 1970. He was later inducted into the Ricks College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1987. Gary and Linda were married August 15th, 1969 in the Salt Lake Temple. After graduating from Ricks College, he was highly recruited by several Universities. Gary chose to accept a full-ride scholarship to the University of Utah so his family and friends could attend games. Gary accepted an offer to play on an All-Star basketball team in Australia during the summer of 1974.

For most of his working career, Gary worked in the transportation industry. He worked at CR England for the last twenty years of his career. Each of his four children also worked with him for a period of time at CR England.

He, his children, and grandchildren loved the outdoors and being active. Gary particularly loved Fairview Canyon. He loved attending all of his children's and grandchildren’s sporting events and playing racquetball and golf with his friends for many years.

Gary is preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Norma and sister Linda. He is survived by his wife Linda Harmer Norman, his sons Gary Brett (Stephenia), Erik Jon (Heidi), Ryan Anthony (Emily) and Heather Lynn (Ryan) along with thirteen grandchildren: Marcus, Scott, Ty, Baylee, Zack, Madison, Duncan, Maycen, Payton, Avery, Isaac, Chelsea, & Luke.

A viewing will be held on Friday, November 29 from 6-8:00 p.m. at Valley View Funeral Home located on 4335 W 4100 S in West Valley City, Utah and on Saturday, November 30 from 9:30-10:45 a.m. at the LDS Ward House located on 5156 W Clay Hollow Avenue in West Jordan, Utah. A funeral service will follow at the same location at 11:00 a.m.

Services

  • Viewing Friday, November 29, 2019
  • Viewing Saturday, November 30, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 30, 2019

Memories

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Sterling Spencer

November 26, 2019

I and Gary spent many hours together. We really had fun running around when we were kids. I will never forget he showed me how to make sugar candy. Melting sugar on the kitchen stove. He was a great cousin. Will miss him very much.

Pamela Croker Cavanaugh

November 26, 2019

Oh, Daddy Norman, we love you so. A man of few words, but a presence that moved mountains. My mom and I both are so grateful for all you and Mama Norman did for us. You touched our lives in one of the most significant ways. You accepted us into your family, putting your loving arms around us, giving us warmth and a real home. We're ever in your debt. We're saddened by your passing, but we know we will see you again someday. You'll always be missed. Please save us a seat.
To the entire Norman family, we have y'all in our prayers. May y'all have peace and comfort during this difficult time. Blessings and positive thoughts always. We love y'all.
Pamela Croker Cavanaugh & Linda Carter.

Susan Walkingshaw

November 26, 2019

Hi sweet, sweet, Heather "Feather"...So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I'm sure you will miss him very much. I'm sending you & your family lots of love & light. Even though we have grown apart I will always Love you.

Susan Walkingshaw

Ryan Norman

November 25, 2019

My Dad was amazing. He loves us kids so much. He taught me how to work hard. He was so much an example in so many other ways.
He was a gentle giant.
Enjoy your reunion pops! You’ll be missed, but we will see you again.

Ryan

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY