Norma Ann Halverson Mouritsen, 89, returned home to our Heavenly Father on 19 May 2023. She passed away peacefully of natural causes associated with age in North Ogden, Utah.
Norma was born September 3, 1933 to Lionel John Halverson and Anne Elizabeth Linton in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was the oldest of 5 siblings. She is survived by her younger brothers, John Halverson (Carol), Richard Halverson (Kathy), her sister, Carol Halverson Garner, and her seven children: John Warren Mouritsen (Cindee), Leo Shakespeare, Susan Mouritsen Whitaker, Lynette Mouritsen Johnson, Julie Mouritsen Forsgren (Harv), Mathew Robert Mouritsen (Mary), and James Luke Mouritsen. She was preceded in death by her sweet sister Marilyn Halverson Barney. She was a loving grandmother to 29 grandchildren, and 61 great-grandchildren.
She met her future husband Robert Elias Mouritsen while they were both students at the University of Utah. They were married on 12 Dec 1952 in the Salt Lake Temple by Elder Spencer W. Kimball. Norma has been a widow for nearly thirty years.
She had a passion for art in all forms. Norma excelled in photography, water color, and sculptures. She was especially accomplished and prolific in oil painting. She also had a great appreciation for beautiful music (especially Andrea Bocelli)! She loved reading, studying the scriptures, attending institute classes and serving in the temple. She adored traveling the world with her loved ones, making every trip one of delight in the beauties of nature, wonder at the collections of famous art and architecture, appreciating the world’s oceans and beautiful beaches, and enjoying the thrills of Lagoon and Disney theme parks. It brought her so much joy when shared with her beloved husband, siblings, children and grandchildren.
Norma had a wonderful sense of humor and a beautiful smile. She loved to gather her family together for food and fun! She was full of energy and eager to engage in whatever her children and friends were interested in – including going out to eat, to see movies and plays, and having intellectual discussions. When her two oldest boys started SCUBA diving, she went along with them and became a NAUI Certified Scuba Diver. She also earned her private pilot’s license when she had five young children at home, and enjoyed flying immensely. Norma really liked playing chess. She served the local community in various capacities including as a High School PTA President, and Relief Society President.
Her greatest joy was in serving her family and in the Church, and testifying boldly to any that would listen, of the truthfulness of the restoration of the fullness of the gospel of Jesus-Christ, and the reality of the love and goodness of our Savior, Jesus-Christ.
Her family wishes to express their deepest appreciation for the dedication, patience, love and kindness shown by the amazing caregivers at Quail Meadow Assisted Living and the wonderful service and devotion of the excellent caregivers from Active Hospice. You are all angels in disguise!
A Graveside service will be held Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at 2 pm at the Salt Lake City Cemetery. 200 North "N" Street E, Salt Lake City, Utah 84103