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Norwood Julian Hyer, 78, died Tuesday, April 25, 1995, from complications of diabetes and kidney failure.

He was born March 15, 1917 in Lewiston, Utah, a son of Orson Urben and LaPriel Bennett Gardner Hyer. He married Mary Frances Hemmingsen, February 13, 1937 in Farmington, Utah. She died January 23, 1988. He was a member of the LDS Church and had held many positions. He has been active in community affairs and local politics. He graduated from Utah State University with a BA in industrial arts in 1941, and was awarded an "A" Industrial Arts certificate (one of two ever given in the state). This entitled him to teach in all of the vocational areas. He taught school at Gunnison and Box Elder High Schools, where he taught agricultural mechanics for 38 years. He was the recipient of many awards: The Utah Vocational Agricultural Teacher of Distinction, 1962; Bronze Teacher of Teachers in 1975, Utah Vocational Assoc. (including a gold inscribed watch); Silver Teacher of Teachers in 1976; Gold Teacher of Teachers 1977; 1976 Outstanding Teacher Award, presented by National Vocational Agricultural Teachers Assoc. at Weber College, June 7th.He is survived by three sons and one daughter, Roy Julian Hyer, Brigham, Utah (a friend, Nadine Brown, of Loa, Utah); Warren Norwood and Lynda Hyer, Salt Lake City, Utah; Christopher Lee and Teresa Hyer, Pocatello, Idaho; and Lynn and Frances Stauffer, Salt Lake City, Utah; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters, Maurine Anderson, Delta, Utah; Ruth Armstrong, Valley Center, Calif.; Agatha Jean Webb, Salt Lake City, Utah. He was preceded in death by a brother, Gardner Hyer, of Hawaii.

Funeral services Saturday, 11 a.m. in the Brigham 6/11 Ward Chapel, 506 South 200 East. Friends may call Friday, 6-8 p.m. at Petersen Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, and Saturday one hour prior to services at the ward chapel. Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the American Diabetes Association.

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