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Norma June Johnson

January 3, 1939 — April 10, 2022

Norma June Johnson, 83, passed away in her home surrounded by family on April 10, 2022. Norma was welcomed to the other side by her parents George and Priscilla Seely, sister Maggie Harward, brother Cork Seely, sister Mona Taylor, daughter Leslie Ratliff, and granddaughter Brandy Whala. She is survived by daughters Cathie (Ed) Shepherd of St. George, Utah, and Keri (Mike) Elkington of West Jordan, Utah, brothers Bob (Thelma) Seely of Mt. Pleasant, Utah, Tuff (Zelrae) Seely of Taylorsville, Utah, and John (Evon) Seely of Winchester Hills, Utah, sisters Patsy Harrill of Carson City, Nevada and Sandra Hansen of Corinth, Texas, 8 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.

Norma was born on January 3, 1939, in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. She was the third of nine children of George and Priscilla Seely. She was close with her brothers, sisters, and cousins growing up and continued to have strong relationships with them throughout her life. She graduated from North Sanpete High School in 1957 where she was a baton twirler in the marching band.

Norma married Jay Christensen in 1957 and had her wonderful daughters. She later married Trent Johnson. She had many adventures moving around Nevada, Utah, and even to the Virgin Islands. Norma enjoyed working out of the home at various jobs including in the control room at the Salt Lake County Jail, as a seamstress at Utah Sportswear in Mt. Pleasant, and her favorite job was a waitress at The 50 Club in McGill, Nevada.

Norma cherished the many connections she made over the years and always stayed in touch via telephone and writing letters. She never forgot a birthday and was a very generous gift-giver. She spent time with family playing games, playing cards, planting flowers, drinking coffee, and visiting and laughing a lot! She even attended an Aerosmith concert with her grandkids and was a huge fan of Steven Tyler. She enjoyed being involved in her community and spent many great times line dancing and walking with friends. She was involved in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers organization, performed abundant temple work at the Manti Temple, and delivered Meals on Wheels. Her time at home was spent making gifts with embroidery and reading. Some of her favorite authors were John Grisham, Sidney Sheldon, David Baldacci, and Harlen Coben.

Norma maintained an exceptionally positive attitude despite many battles with cancer. Instead, she would tell you how much she enjoyed watching Karl Malone and John Stockton beat the Bulls, how amazing Doctor Tudor was for treating her cancer, or how much she enjoyed eating at JB’s with her family following treatments.

Norma spent the last four years of her life living with her daughter Cathie, and son-in-law Ed, in St. George, Utah. She loved St. George, always surrounded by family. She will be remembered as a tough lady, sweetheart, and will be missed and fondly remembered.

A celebration of Norma’s life will be held at the Spilsbury Mortuary at 110 South Bluff Street in St. George on Wednesday, May 4th from 2:00-4:00pm.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. 435-673-2454. Family and friends are invited to sign Norma’s online guest book at
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