Our beautiful, beloved NORMA JEAN NUTTALL BOREN, 92, passed away peacefully on January 9, 2022, in the comfort of home, surrounded by family. She joined departed loved ones, including her parents Josephine Winchell and Herbert Ericksen Nuttall, sister Lois Anderson, son William Eric Boren, and grandson Austin Owen Hall.
She is survived by her husband William Rex Boren, brother Eric Nuttall, and children including: Becky (David Burbidge), Clark (Denise Harper), Mark (Shelley Holding), David (Cynthia Chapman), Todd (Leslie Moore), Betsy (Stephen Willerth), Jeanne (Aaron Hall), and Jason (Angie Madsen). She is also survived by 37 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren.
Norma was born September 16, 1929 in Battle Mountain, Nevada and spent her early years in Elko. At age 13, she moved with her family to Salt Lake City, Utah where she graduated from East High School. She attended the University of Utah graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.
Norma was a saxophone player with the University of Utah Marching Band and played in formation at all home football games.
At age 21, influenced by close friends and the Holy Spirit, she became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Following her graduation from the University of Utah, Norma taught second graders for two years before she married her sweetheart William Rex Boren. Together, they reared a family of nine children.
Although she diligently served in many capacities, both in her church and community, Norma considered her family to be her life’s mission and greatest accomplishment. Norma once said, “My lifetime job was raising my nine children. This has brought me great joy and still does.”
All Norma’s children are college graduates. She nurtured three daughters to become honorable women, cheerful homemakers, faithful wives, and devoted mothers. She also guided six sons to become eagle scouts, stalwart missionaries, dedicated husbands, and noble fathers.
Norma and William served a Church Education System mission in the Washington, D.C. South Mission and later as ordinance workers in the Salt Lake Temple.
Norma opened her home and heart to many beyond her own family who needed her nurturing comfort and a place to come where they felt sheltered from life’s storms. Norma was the ultimate mother, homemaker, teacher, counselor, musician, competitor and friend. She remained delightfully sassy to the end.
Her strength, endurance, and influence cannot be measured and will be felt for generations.
VIEWING: Friday, January 14, 2022 6:00-7:30 pm and Saturday, January 15, 2022 10:00-10:45 am. Federal Heights Ward, 1300 Fairfax Road.
FUNERAL SERVICE: Saturday, January 15, 2022 11:00 am. Federal Heights Ward, 1300 Fairfax Road.
LIVE STREAM: https://zoom.us/j/92733194654?pwd=OG9KMHFBSXhRVzJpS0hNRk9uWi91UT09
Life Story Info
I have many memories of Norma Jean through my high school years traipsing around with Jeanne, all fun & sassy, indeed. I still treasure an ice cream cake roll recipe from Norma and use it 40 years later. This family was a second family to me, taught my to waterski (thanks, David!) and gave me some fantastic experiences that I wouldn’t have had otherwise due to my own family situation. Thanks to big Bill for the carpool rides and to Jeanne for her friendship and to Norma for her honesty and sass. (Love that word used in her life sketch). It meant so much. Love to you all!
Norma was such a lovely person and friend. Her children reflected her goodness and our children spent many happy hours with Jean and Jason. Camille, her granddaughter, also became a sweet part of our extended family.. Bill’s devotion to Norma demonstrated what a jewel she was. May your family be blessed as you celebrate her beautiful life at this sacred time .
Much love, Jim and Kay Richards