Leonard George Norman, passed quickly after a short illness on June 29, 2015, at the age of 84 years. He was born August 14, 1930, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to George Herbert and Iris Ranck Norman.
He was married for 52 years to the love of his life and soul mate Allene “Ann” Cahoon on July 5, 1958, which was later solemnized in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple on May 12, 1965.
Leonard is preceded in death by his parents, wife Ann, and his brother Glenn and sisters Marjorie and Patricia. Leonard is survived by his daughter Heidi (Rhett) Larsen, son David (Cynthia), son Michael, grandchildren Chalane Collett, Luke Behunin, Cassi Norman and many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Leonard (called little deer slayer) loved hunting with his dad, brother (big deer slayer) and later in his life with his two sons, and continued to do this until he was 83 years old. He very proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War from 1950-1954. He attended the University of Utah for 3.5 years, but later became an avid BYU fan.
Leonard served in many positions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, including a stake mission, high council and an extended time of three terms as bishop of the Milcreek 5th ward.
Leonard’s first employment was at the Metropolitan Laundry at the young age of 16 as an errand boy and advanced to office manager. It was here that he met his wife Ann. After almost 20 years at the laundry, he changed his employment and went to work at Western Mortgage Co., and after 30 years retired as the construction loan officer.
Upon retirement, Leonard and his wife split their time between their two residences at Manilla, Utah, and St. George, Utah. Leonard enjoyed taking his family and friends fishing and boating when they visited them at Flaming Gorge. When their time was in St. George, they enjoyed Friday night dinner dates and playing cards with friends.
After the passing of his wife, he moved back to the Salt Lake area to be closer to his family. He enjoyed going to school functions, recitals, family dinners and anything his children and grandchildren would be involved in.
- A funeral will be Saturday, July 11, 1 p.m. at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 South Highland Drive, Salt Lake City.
- A viewing will be Friday, July 10, 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, from 12-1 p.m. also at the memorial park.
- Internment will be at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.
Friends and family are encouraged to sign Leonard’s guest book at the Spilsbury Mortuary website. Arrangements have been made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, St. George, 435-673-2454.