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Norma Gray Hall

October 7, 1931 — March 15, 2024

A woman beloved by many, Norma Gray Hall was called home to her Heavenly Father on March 15, 2024, at the age of 92.  Norma was Born October 7, 1931, to goodly parents, Jesse Sylus Gray and Della Lee Gray in Rigby, Jefferson County, Idaho.  She was the youngest of six children (three daughters and three sons) and lived in Eastern Idaho. Throughout her childhood during the 1930s and 1940s, her family moved to several communities as her father worked in farming, in a sugar factory, for the US Department of Agriculture, and on a school board.  Norma was a loving, kind baby sister, who was cherished by her parents, siblings, and all their posterities throughout her life.

Norma graduated from Butte High School in Arco Idaho in 1949, then later attended Brigham Young University in 1949-1950.  After her father died, Norma and her mother moved to San Francisco, CA. During the summer of 1949, Norma met the love of her life, Roland James Hall (Jim) of Portage, Utah, while attending a "fireside" at the Sunset Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  After falling in love, and dating, Norma was married and sealed to Jim on June 22, 1950, in the Idaho Falls Temple.

Norma is the mother of four children (two daughters and two sons), grandmother to 24, great grandmother to 80, and great great grandmother to 11.  Together, Jim and Norma Hall, including spouses, have a posterity of 154, with whom Norma had a special, loving, and caring one-on-one relationship. Norma is also a beloved aunt, friend, teacher, neighbor and sister in the gospel. She has touched the lives of all who knew her and was always known as a kind, gentle lady and a "peacemaker." She was also known by many as a "classy lady."

Jim and Norma began their married lives together in San Francisco in 1950, where their first child was born.  After a short move to Idaho Falls, Jim and Norma moved to Canoga Park, California in the San Fernando Valley in 1954, where Norma gave birth to her other three children. All their children were blessed to be born in the covenant of their parent's eternal marriage. Norma dedicated her life to her children starting at a young age by loving, nurturing, and teaching them principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Norma taught her children through example to love the scriptures, particularly the Book of Mormon. She taught them about the Restoration of the Gospel and the Plan of Salvation, frequently at night while sitting on their beds.

After the Hall family moved to Utah in 1962, Norma's music and creative talents expanded as she commenced teaching piano to numerous students for over 20 years.  Many of her students achieved excellence in piano composition, public performance, and education.  Norma also utilized her performing and creative talents in her church callings. She excelled in many callings, serving on her Stake's Activities Committee, where she wrote and directed stake-wide plays, ward road shows and a variety show enjoyed by hundreds.   Norma served in the stake young women's presidency, as young women's advisor, relief society presidency, primary worker, visiting teacher and ministering sister.  Norma was also a stake missionary with her husband, where together they helped several individuals enter the waters of baptism. Norma served as a temple ordinance worker with Jim and continued that service for many years. Later in life Norma became a full-time missionary in the Jamaica Kingston Mission following her husband's death. Her work as a senior missionary touched the lives of many. Besides being the mission secretary, she taught piano to the beautiful Jamaican youth. The influence of her testimony and example have led to a multigenerational missionary spirit passed to her posterity.
 
One of Norma's greatest loves of service was found in family history work.  She was called as a family history service missionary working in the Family History Library of the Church for many years.  She dedicated countless hours in research, and self-education to provide a way for her deceased ancestors to receive temple ordinances.  She helped Jim in writing several family histories. Norma worked as a ward family history consultant for years where she engaged in classroom and one-on-one training to enable others to find a love of family history.

After Norma reared her children, she entered the workforce in several professional settings, including, administrative assistant at BYU Extension, in the Public Relations Department for the Church and as Executive Secretary in the Engineering and Architectural Department of the Church, where she saw an enormous increase in temple building.  Norma was always known to possess, patience, kindness, and professionalism with all whom she engaged.

Norma enjoyed traveling to many locations in the United States and Internationally with Jim and following his death with her children. In her younger years Norma shared a love for the Idaho outdoors including mountain climbing with Jim and camping with family, and she enjoyed quiet respites in the family home in Portage, Utah.

On many occasions, Norma and Jim provided one-on-one care, support and comfort to her children, as they experienced significant tragedies in their lives that necessitated a loving and caring mother. Norma's children were not the only recipients of her good will, open door, open arms, and smiles, but all who knew her, were recipients of this same love and concern.

Near the end of her life, she was cared for by her children (with special thanks to Karen Larson and Diane and Rob Prince) and her grandchildren and by a wonderful staff in her assisted living home.

Norma is preceded in death by her husband Roland James Hall, her son in law, Bruce Delyn Larson, her parents, Jesse Sylus Gray and Della Lee Gray Barnes, her siblings and their spouses, Wanda and Bennet O'Donnell, Eugene Gray, Deldon and Marie Gray, Lee and Mary Gray, and Geraldine and Ron Anderson, by her husband's parents Harold Ephraim Hall and Vera LaVon Gibbs Hall, by her husband's siblings and their spouses, Byron and Hazel Hall, Evan and Jean Stevenson, Bob Woodhead, and Irene Garn.  Norma is survived by her Children, Karen Larson, Diane (Robert) Prince, Richard (Michelle) Hall, Robert (Suzanne) Hall, 46 grandchildren and spouses, 89 great grandchildren and spouses, and 11 great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 8 at 11:00 AM at the Holladay North Stake Center located at 4395 S Albright Dr, Holladay, UT 84124, where a viewing will be held Sunday, April 7, 2024, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Monday, April 8, 2024, from 9:30 am to 10:30 am prior to the funeral service. The interment will be held in Portage, Utah following a family luncheon.

Flowers and Greeting may be sent to:
Russon Brothers Mortuary
295 N Main St, Bountiful, UT 84010
Phone: (801) 295-5505

Services will be streamed live on Russon Mortuary Live Facebook page and this obituary page.


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