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Obituary for Norman Jesse Secrist

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Norman Jesse Secrist

May 16, 1924 - January 16, 2011

Norman Jesse Secrist, 86 of Roy, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2011, surrounded by his family. He was born in Pocatello, Idaho, on May 16, 1924 to Jesse Avern Secrist and Cleo Kidman. He graduated from Ogden High School in 1942. He married Helen Goodale on July 6, 1949 in Casper, Wyoming and made Roy, Utah their home.Norman served honorably in World War II as a gunner in the Army during the Pacific Campaign. He earned the liberation service ribbon with a bronze star. Norman had many passions, most notably his beloved Yankees, his weekend fishing trips, watching his grandchildren play sports, listening to Dean Martin, and growing his beautiful roses. He loved baseball and once threw a no hitter during his youth. He was given the nickname, “Zeke,” after his father.He spent over 25 years working for Smith’s Food King as a meat manager and a meat cutter until his retirement. He also worked in the family businesses at Zeke’s Café and Crystal Market in Roy. Our dad had a great sense of humor and a vocabulary all his own. He filled our hearts with so much love, happiness, and laughter. We will cherish every moment we had with him and will love him forever and always. Norman is survived by his wife, Helen and four children; Cathy (Kevin) Tucker, Ritchie (Karrie) Secrist, Susan (Gordon) Frandsen, and Shelly (Dan) Parent. He is also survived by 23 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by one brother, Vernon Secrist and two sisters, Doris Gaston and Norene Pinkham.In Lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the American Heart Association, 1710 Gilbreth Road, Burlingame, CA. 94010-1795.We would like to thank Applegate Hospice and Crestwood Care Center and staff for their loving care and friendship during the past eight months.Funeral services will be held Friday, January 21, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, in Ogden. A viewing will be held Friday from 1:00-2:00 p.m. prior to services. Interment Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.leavittsmortuary.com

 

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, January 21, 2011

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Leavitts Mortuary

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836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Friday, January 21, 2011

Time: 2:00 pm -

Leavitts Mortuary

Address:

836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

 

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Born: May 16, 1924
Died: January 16, 2011

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Bill Ford posted on 1/21/11

Dear Family and Friends of Norman Secrist, On behalf of the Crestwood Care Center Branch, Burch Creek Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, we extend our condolences to you at this time of mourning at the passing of Brother Secrist. We appreciated meeting Norman and having the privilege of serving him during his stay at the Crestwood Care Center. May the Lord's blessings comfort all of you at this time. Very sincerely,Gary and Arliss Smith Carlyle and Terry ShawRich and Lynn MooreJeff GlumBill and Anita FordKelly and Nadine McGarryDorene LloydMargaret ColeCarol Shepherd

 

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