Norma Rohde passed away January 17, 2022. She was born to loving parents, Ralph and Pearl Ella Jack Rohde, on October 30, 1928, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She grew up in Salt Lake with her sister, Jacqueline, and her brother, Ralph.

Norma received her B.A. Degree from the University of Utah, M.A. Degree from Columbia University, and her Doctorate from Brigham Young University. She taught English and Speech (including Debate) at South High School in Salt Lake; was a counselor at Box Elder High School in Brigham City; and for thirty years was employed as a counselor and Professor of Educational Psychology at Brigham Young University. She held administrative positions at the University as well as major positions in state and national professional organizations. She had considerable experience in curriculum development having developed several major curriculum programs for both the Utah public schools and Brigham Young University. She also provided significant training and consulting services to the public schools and the University. She was a licensed psychologist.

Norma was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she held many positions and was beloved by all who knew her. She served a full time Spanish-American Mission and since retirement, served in several Church Service Missions. She completed extensive genealogical and family history work.

Norma lived many years in Provo – loving her home, family, friends, and her many opportunities to serve others. She was well known for her beautiful garden and her artistic interests which included colored pencil drawings, stained glass, and home and garden design. For over forty years she worked with high school and college age students. Thousand of lives were influenced for good as a result of her talents and caring. She was loved and respected by many. She lived the last years of her life in Farmington, Utah.

Norma is survived by nine nieces and nephews and their posterity, friends, and colleagues.

A memorial gathering will be held Thursday, January 20th at 1:00 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah.


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Larkin Mortuary
260 E South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT

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Jan 18, 2022

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I worked for Norma, helping care for her mother. It was always evident the love she had for her mother and the tender way she treated her. She was truly a devoted daughter. We shared the last intimate moments together with Pearl before she passed away. I always admired the strong, independent woman Norma was.

Michele , Boise, ID, US Mar 21, 2022

We all loved Norma when she lived at Treeo-she always had a smile for us, and loved to trade little trinkets for candy (we always kept a supply ready for her!). Our condolences to her family and many friends.

Mary , Orem, UT, US Jan 20, 2022