Norma (Squire) Owen obituary



In sweet memory

Norma Squire Owen, 84, of Layton, UT, died surrounded by her family on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at approximately 3 a.m. Norma was born on June 16, 1938 in the small town of Gunnison, UT. Mother, Bertice Larson and father, Ivan Squire. Brothers, Nolan, Roland, Everd, Garlyn and sisters, LoDel, Helen and Jane.

She has had many occupations in her life including nanny, church office clerk, Zions Bank, in home daycare and for most of her career she worked 17 YEARS for the IRS. She joins our father Ira Lorenzen Owen who she missed very much. They were married on December 21, 1962 at the Manti Temple where they were sealed for time and eternity. They had five children together Ira Steven Owen, Kelly Todd Owen, Kenneth (Ken) Patrick Owen, Jenean Clarissa (Waite) and Melanie Cynthia (Gavura).

Norma loved gardening and excelled at it. She loved camping, sewing, music and especially family. Family was so important to her. His favorite color was blue, the tiger was his favorite animal. She loved birds and always had a bird feeder. She loved movies like Cinderella, The Sound of Music and musicals with Gene Kelly, Gene Wilder, Ginger Rogers and others from that era. She loved sweets like cherry chocolates, snickers, and cherry chocolate cremeux. She was a very private person and yet she managed to touch the lives of so many people.

She is predeceased by her father, Ivan Squire; mother, Bertice Larson; stepmother, Amy; sister, LoDel (Squire) Beal; and his brothers-in-law, Alvin Beal, Larry Bradley and Fred Bohman.

Survived by children, Ira Owen, Kelly (spouse) Owen, Ken (Erin) Owen, Jenean (Trevor) Waite, Melanie (Adam) Gavura; and grandchildren, Xavier Waite, Gavin Waite, Kaija Waite, Taron Waite, Austin, Keaton, Kaden Owen, Trinity Owen, Shaw Owen, Fox Gavura and Ivan Gavura. Siblings, Helen Bradley, Nolan (Carolyn) Squire, Everd (Lorna) Squire, Jane Bohman, Roland (Jeanie) Squire, Garlyn (Debra) Squire.

Services will be held Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at Myers Mortuary 250 North Fairfield Road in Layton, UT 84041. A visitation from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., funeral service from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; interment 2 p.m. at Utah Veterans Cemetery & Memorial Park 17111 1700 W, Bluffdale, UT 84065

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