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Obituary: WORKMAN, NORMA

Norma Bryson Workman1930 ~ 2013On December 17, 2013 the heroic life of Norma Bryson Workman came to an end. She was born SLC on April 7, 1930 to Alden Charles Bryson and Audra Florence Turner. She was the youngest of 3 children with sisters, June Lehmberg and Dollores Shelledy. She married Ray Cook Workman in the Logan LDS Temple on August 9, 1948. Her children are John Charles Workman (Kandy), Jim Dean Workman (Gayle), Kathleen Workman Soffe, Bonnie Workman Davis, Christine Workman Thuet (Mark), Jeanne Workman, Byron Ray Workman (Cindy) and Bryson Alden Workman. She has 50 grandchildren and 70 great grandchildren. After just less than 20 years of marriage, she was left alone to raise eight children, ages four to seventeen. But she never wavered. With the help of generous and dear friends from her childhood in the old Park Stake, 1st Ward, she made a wonderful home for her children. She managed to prepare three square meals a day. Receiving only $75 per month in child support payments, she was worse than poor and worked for years cleaning homes. In 1969 she attended Stevens Henager College where she was voted by her classmates as "most likely to succeed". She served three LDS missions; a proselyting mission in the NY, NY North mission, the genealogy library in SLC and 3 calls as a member locator missionary in St George, Utah. She loved the Gospel of Jesus Christ and had an unshakable testimony of its truthfulness. Although she never attained any worldly fame or fortune she will stand shoulder to shoulder with the greatest spirits who have ever lived on this earth. She considered her role as mother more important than anything else in her life. Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren take this opportunity to rise up and call her blessed.Funeral services Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 11:00am at the American Fork 14th Ward, 1100 East 4th North, American Fork, UT. Visitations 9:30am to 10:45am on the day of the funeral, interment at Wasatch Lawn, 3401 South Highland Drive, SLC, UT. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Premier Funeral Services. Please visit www.premierfuneral.com for condolences and complete obituary. The family expresses sincere gratitude for all the love and support we have received. We would like to thank Hospice for Utah for the kind and gently care they gave our mother.