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Obituary: Norman Ray Woodfield

1926 ~ 2004

Surrounded by his family, a devoted husband and father passed away peacefully on Sept 30, 2004 at LDS hospital in Salt Lake City.

Norman was born on April 5, 1926 to Ray Weldon and Vera Jane Campbell Woodfield in Ogden, Utah. As the eldest child, he and his two brothers and sister grew up on a farm established by his great grandfather, a pioneer. He married Clementina Croom on April 4, 1951 in the Salt Lake Temple. They raised four sons and one daughter: Scott Norman (Linda), Jerry Allen (Christine), David Croom (Julie), Susan Gunnell (Mark) and Brian Fred (Julie).

After graduating from high school, Norman enlisted in the US Army Air Force. He served his mission in New England, and then studied Education, Physics and Math at BYU. His career took him to California, Texas and Utah to work on early computer projects that included the Gemini and Apollo space programs. As a High Priest, Norman eagerly served in whatever capacities called for by the LDS church. For eight years, he served as an ordinance worker at the Jordan River Temple.

Norman is survived by his wife, five children, 22 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; brother Leon and sister Mary Lou Baker. He was preceded in death by brothers Keith and Arlo; daughter, Janis, and his parents.

Norman had great insight to many things in this world. His sense of humor and good-natured teasing will live on through his family who so deeply loved him. We will miss him dearly.

Funeral services will be held Monday, October 4th at 11 am at the Eastridge 3rd Ward, 12270 S 1190 E. Viewings will be held Sunday evening from 6 - 8 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Rd, SLC and Monday from 10-10:45 a.m. prior to funeral services.