Norma was born Feb. 28, 1932, in Tooele, Utah, to Annie Margaret Miller and Alfred Valentine Weare. She had two brothers, Ross and Val, and two sisters, Grace and Barbara. She also had two step-sisters, Joann and Barbara.
During her childhood she lived with various aunts, finally ending up living with her grandmother in Honeyville, Utah. In her teenage years she lived in Tooele, Utah, with her father, stepmother and two step-sisters who became her best friends. It was during this time she met and married her forever sweetheart, Harold Lowery Kelley. They were married June 9, 1949, in Tooele, Utah. Her main vocation was being a homemaker for her family. She spent many happy hours fishing, hunting, and exploring with her family. She loved to play Yahtzee and dominoes. She was an excellent seamstress and made beautiful clothes for her children and beautiful quilts. She spent several years serving her community as a volunteer in the 4-H program. She was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She became very active in her later years serving as a Relief Society President at age 70. She had a cat named Joe who became her companion everywhere she went. He was a good friend. She spent time traveling with her friend Eva and with her oldest daughter Frankie. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Norma is survived by her daughters Frankie (Jon) Shields of Tooele, Utah, and Colleen (Peter) Anderson of Fillmore, Utah; five granddaughters, three grandsons, and 12 great-grandchildren; and her brother Ross Weare of Washington State. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Harold Lowery Kelley, her son Delbert Kelley, two sisters, one brother and her two step-sisters.
A viewing will be held Thursday, Aug. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Tate Mortuary, 110 S. Main St., Tooele, Utah. Funeral service will be held Saturday, Aug. 15, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ibapah, Utah. A prior viewing will be from 9:30 until 10:45 a.m., followed by funeral service at 11 a.m. with the interment at the Ibapah Cemetery. There will be a Luncheon following the interment at the pavilion.
The family would like to thank Diamond Jane’s in Grantsville, Utah, for their loving and tender care of our mother and grandmother during the short time she was with them. Also, for their consideration of our feelings as her family. We would also like to thank Tate Mortuary for the services provided during this time of mourning. Also, a special thanks to all the residents of Ibapah, Utah, for their love and care of our sweet mother when she lived there and now with her passing.