Riverton, Utah Monday, January 3, 2022, Norman passed away from thyroid cancer at the age of 83. He fought the good fight to the end.
Norman was born in Lehi, Utah to Sterling P. and Ellen Butterfield. He was raised in Midvale and graduated from Jordan High in 1956. He loved the country life in Riverton and spent time with cousins milking cows and learning to swim in the Jordan river below the farm on Tithing Yard Hill. As a teen he spent time with his friends cruising State in their hot cars. He loved his 56 Chev.
Norman was an Eagle Scout and went to the World Scout Jamboree in California in 1953.
He was proud of his work ethic and worked at Kennecott (off and on), as a skilled carpenter for Jack Mckee and Jim Campbell. He was a salesman for Bona Allen Saddles, Eutectic Welding Rods, Tom Nunley’s Used Cars, LaPoint Ford, where he retired. Norman enjoyed working for Allied Dev. behind the gun counter in both Murray and Sandy Stores. After he retired, he went to work for Cal Ranch in West Jordan, again behind the gun counter, retiring again last spring.
Norman was a bull rider and loved rodeo. He loved hunting and fishing. He was instrumental with his cousin Rod of introducing his sons, nieces and nephews and many friends to the sport of trap shooting.
Norman is survived by LeAnne Pitcher, his wife of almost 60 years, two sons, S. Clint (Tricia), N. Kevin (Stephannie), a granddaughter Brandee Leigh Stouder (Jason) and two great granddaughters Bristol Hope and Emberly Autumn and two brothers Grant P (Liz) and Craig F.
He was preceded in death by a son (stillborn), his parents, brother Blaine O. (Pam), sister Lola and many cousins who were important in his life.
Norman was so proud of the fine men his sons have become and he reveled in their accomplishments and those of all his nieces and nephews.
There will be no services, as Norman’s wishes were that his body be donated to the U of U Body Donor program. He will be cremated. A Celebration Of Life will be held at a later date.
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My condolences to Norm’s family. I was first introduced to him by my father when we purchased my first car from him via Tom Nunley. It was easy to understand why my dad liked him so much as he was super cool and always very cordial to talk with. I’m so glad that I was able to speak with him and reminisce not too long ago. He’ll always have a special place in my heart. The World lost a great guy with Norm’s passing. May God bless you as you brother!!!
LeAnne, Clint, Kevin & family:
I was one of Norman's cousin swimming in the Jordan River & enjoyed many days that Noirman came to help on the family farm.
We used to hunt up & down the Jordan River for ducks, pheasants & whatever.
Jordan River was a giant playground for Norman, Rod & me.
We want to express our condolences during this time.
Wishing you comfort and peace to face the days ahead and loving memories to hold in your heart.
Dad thank you for everything You taught me and all the great hunting trips. I always looked up to you and wanted to be just like you, I am so proud of you for fighting the fight that you did and you will be very much missed I will always miss you on Hunting trips but I do know you will be watching over us as you always did. I love you Dad!!!
Dear LeAnne and family. Jack and I were sorrowed to hear of Norman’s passing- I’ve always thought him to be a humble and sweet man who loved his family dearly.. He was a fun person who loved the Western life and took good care of you in working hard and helping others . He was always kind and gracious when we visited. He certainly put up a great fight with cancer and kept on trying as he did what the doctors said to do.
He is fondly remembered and you are all so blessed as his fine family.. - sending our love at this time. Take care.