[Photo courtesy of Spanish Valley Mortuary]

Norma Somerville Day joined her eternal family on December 1, 2016. She was born on May 29, 1928, five miles south of Moab at her family home. Her parents were James Lloyd Somerville and Naomi Evelyn Fornoff Somerville. She was the second of three daughters: Dorothy, Norma and Ruth.

She went to the schools in Moab and graduated in 1946 from Grand County High School. She was in band and a cheerleader. Later, she attended cosmetology school in Salt Lake City.

Norma married Max Abe Day on April 18, 1949. They had five children: Ann (George) Day Carter; Merlene Day Newman; Jennie (Steve) Day Ross; David Alan (Cindy) Day; and Kelly Day.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her sister Ruth Oliver, daughter-in-law Toni Holdaway Day, grandson Eric Day, great-grandson Evan Max Day and niece Kathy Robb.

Surviving are her five children, her sister Dorothy Larrabbee, twenty-one grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and lots of nieces and nephews.

She was a great woman of service and love. She cleaned houses and cared for other people’s yards. Her garden was a great joy to her. Norma was a great bringer of smiles. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a member of the Relief Society, a member of the DUP and a Mother Supreme. Mother loved her Savior Jesus Christ and her eternal Father in Heaven.

A special thanks to Canyonlands Care Center for all their loving care.

Services will be held under the guidance of Spanish Valley Mortuary on Saturday, December 10, at the 4th North Chapel at 11 a.m. A viewing will be held on Friday, December 9, from 6 to 8 at the mortuary and one hour prior to services at the church.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SpanishValleyMortuary.com.