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Obituary for Norma Dale Draughn

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Norma Dale Draughn

November 2, 1938 - June 12, 2016

Norma Dale Draughn, 77, passed away June 12, 2016 in Layton, Utah due to complications from surgery.  She was born November 2, 1938 to Sidney Allen Draughn and Katherine Maybel Kingsbury in Mt. Airy, Surry County, North Carolina.  She graduated from Mt. Airy High School and then attended Brigham Young University.


Norma was a beloved teacher for 40 years in the Surry County Schools.  She taught for 39 years at East Surry High School.  She taught English, French, Creative Writing and Journalism to 100’s of students over multiple generations of Surry County youth.  By the time she retired she was teaching the grandchildren of some of her original students.  She received many awards and recognitions on both county and state levels for her dedication to teaching.


Norma was active in the LDS faith and spent many years leading youth groups and religious camps.  She loved music and led her church choir.


Though she never married, she was a 2nd mom to her sister’s seven children, 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  She was a positive and motivating influence in the lives of many.  She will be greatly missed.


Norma is survived by her sister, Nancy Louise Jennings; Helen Self, Karl Jennings, Leif and Kate Summerhays, David and Brittany Jennings, Donald and Bergetta Jennings, Valerie and Robert Edwards and Daniel and Angelita Jennings – who all consider her “mom”; 16 great nieces and nephews; nine great-great nieces and nephews.


Norma is preceded in death by her parents.


Funeral Services will be held on Friday, June 17, 2016 at 12:00 noon at the Clearfield 22nd Ward Chapel, 1425 West 700 South, Syracuse, Utah.  A Viewing will be on Thursday, June 16, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Ward Chapel.  Friends may also visit with the family prior to services from 11:00 to 11:45 am.


Interment at Clearfield City Cemetery, 1050 South State Street, Clearfield, Utah.




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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Clearfield 22nd Ward Chapel


1425 W. 700 S., , Syracuse, Utah,

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There will be a visitation from 11:00 to 11:45 am prior to the service.

Service Information

Date: Friday, June 17, 2016

Time: 12:00 pm -

Clearfield 22nd Ward Chapel


1425 W. 700 S., , Syracuse, Utah,

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Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, June 17, 2016

Clearfield City Cemetery


, , Clearfield, UT, ,

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Born: November 2, 1938
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Condolences for Norma Dale Draughn

Harry Downs posted on 6/20/16

Miss Draughn was a very dedicated teacher and a wonderful person.


Angie Marion posted on 6/17/16

So sorry to hear of Ms. Draughn's passing. She was my 9th grade English teacher at ESHS. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


JoyceTowe RN posted on 6/17/16

Nancy I'm sorry to hear of the passing of your sister! Prayers for your family!jtrn


Jerrold & Conchita Bowman posted on 6/16/16

We are very sorry to hear of Norma's passing. Excellent teachers and a good person. Bless all her loved one wonderful memories.


Barbara Luffman posted on 6/16/16

We are so sorry to hear of Norma's passing. She was a wonderful sister to us in the Alpha Theta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International in Surry County, North Carolina, for many years. Our thoughts and prayers will be with the family.


Marsha Dunn posted on 6/16/16

Miss Draughn was such an amazing teacher. I had her for HOMEROOM and senior English. She demanded the best from her students and we were going to give it to her. She is definitely remembered with love from the former students of East Surry High.


Val John Jennings posted on 6/16/16

Norma's influence in the Jennings family will be felt through ongoing generations. Her love and unselfish giving has an everlasting influence. Sne will be greatly missed.


Cindy Howell posted on 6/16/16

I had her for Creative Writing and she was a great teacher. What a dedicated lady to her profession! My condolences to the family.


Val John Jennings posted on 6/16/16

Norma's influence in the Jennings family will be felt through ongoing generations. Her love and unselfish giving has an everlasting influence. She will be greatly missed.


Paulette Logan posted on 6/16/16

Norma was my Young Women's leader and friend in Mount Airy, NC. I lost track of her when we moved west to Az, but I thought of her often. She is a great lady! She was a great example of "being good." Our condolences are sent to all who knew her in Clearfield, UT and in Mount Airy, Pilot Mountain and North Carolina. I'm so glad someone had her obituary posted in the Mount Airy News!


Randy & Renee Davis posted on 6/16/16

RIP Miss Draughn.


Kathy posted on 6/16/16

She will be greatly missed. Prayers to the family


Lydia Mills posted on 6/16/16

Great Teacher! My spelling is much better because of her vocabulary words and test every week in English class! With much love and prayers for God's comfort!


Angela Horton Flippin posted on 6/16/16

Miss Draughn was a fantastic teacher. She will be missed by many. May you rest in peace Miss Draughn.


Debbie Draughn Poore posted on 6/16/16

A wonderful teacher and person. My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Miss Draughn.


Dana Manuel Linville posted on 6/15/16

There are special people in our lives who never leave us.... Even after they are gone.


Daryl Bryant posted on 6/15/16

The greatest teacher I've ever had. Thank you for your time and effort, God bless


Susan Overby posted on 6/15/16

My deepest sympathy to the family. I treasured the time I could talk and visit with Norma at school. She was a very dedicated educator and taught both of my children. She was truly a great friend and will be missed by many who were her students. I have heard many students remark about what they learned from Ms. Draughn. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. Love to all.


Bill Hall posted on 6/15/16

A wonderful friend, educator and person to so many throughout so many years. One of God's true children who will be missed by many. Thank you for your time on earth and for sharing your many talents to us all. Our lives are enriched and were certainly made better because you allowed us to be a part of you. Thoughts and prayers to Norma's family and her many friends.


Linda L. Sheets posted on 6/15/16

To Nancy, Cathy and all the family! So sorry to hear about Norma, she was one of my favorite condolence


Shajuanda Braden posted on 6/15/16

I send my condolences to your family. She will be truly missed.I enjoyed having the pleasure of meeting her.I knew she had a heart of gold.I wish that I could've been there with the children..Now our Father has callen on you to join him, how I wish you could've stayed, he needed you more than are Holy and complete..You have done a job of wonderous things , the outcome still remain..Rest your head on the clouds of Heavens ,sleep my dear til you hear your name 2 be with The Heavenly Father; for an Angel he has truly gained..


Greg Seivers posted on 6/15/16

Norma was a great primary teacher at church and Sunday School teacher.


Jamie Abernathy posted on 6/15/16

Sadden to hear of her passing, my prayers are with the Draughn and Jennings family. She will surely be missed, the profound impact she has left on so many.


Ellen larson posted on 6/15/16

Norma helped in my classroom for several years. She was always willing to help each and every student. She was loved by all the students who were lucky enough to work with her. She could teach them anything and was always willing to learn and try new things. I was very blessed to know her these last few years, she taught me many things, also. The students will miss her this year, as will I.


Anna Davis posted on 6/15/16

I was saddened today to hear of your passing. I have appreciated the help you provided so faithfully in my classroom. I was looking forward to telling you how well the little group you worked with progressed this year. Let's just say-out of this world! Thank you for helping me with classroom procedures. Some of your words will stay with me. My favorite statement is "Your patents sent you to school to learn..." I do not fully know how intervention time will run without you. I will surely miss you.


Samantha Griffin posted on 6/14/16

Rest in peace, Norma Draughn. You will be missed by everyone who knew and loved you!!:-(