Norman D Wooley, a beloved soul, left a profound impact on all who had the privilege of knowing him on July 27, 2023, at the age of 87. He passed away peacefully, embraced by the warmth of his loved ones. His memory will forever be cherished, and his legacy will continue to inspire and bring comfort to those he touched throughout his remarkable life.
Norman was united in a bond of love and companionship with Georgia Lee (Hicks) Wooley, Vernal, who passed away at the age of 75 on June 21, 2018. Together, they shared a life filled with love and precious memories. Now, in eternal rest, they will be laid to rest side by side at the Maeser Fairview Cemetery, forever joined in love and fond remembrance.
On a beautiful summer day, July 17, 1936, Norman came into this world as a precious gift to his parents, Della Moosman and Milton E. Wooley, in the serene town of Lapoint. His birth marked the beginning of a life that would leave a lasting impression on countless hearts, and his journey would be filled with love, laughter, and cherished memories.
He is survived by a brother, Weldon Wooley, Vernal; and three sisters, Berta Young, Salt Lake City; Nila Jean Eldredge, Lehi; and Eileen Yano, Salt Lake City, his beloved children, who were a source of pride and joy in his life, Becky Solomon, Carolyn (Eric) Rambo, Craig Wooley, Kris (Kristen) Wooley, and Michael (Mesha) Wooley. Norman is survived by his loving grandchildren, who will forever carry his memory in their hearts, Christopher, Matthew, Joshua, Jeffrey, Alecia, Sean, Dereck, Paige, Devon, David, Nathan, Athena, Aries, Allandra, and Aleccia. Among his cherished legacy are his great-grandchildren, who brought immense joy to his life, Christian, Peyton, Kyson, Ryder, Tytan, Dakota, Mason, JT, Starr, Luke, and Cleo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Milton and Della Wooley, as well as three sisters, Lone Wooley, Velda Corralz, and Cleo Proctor. Additionally, sister-in-law Mabel Wooley is fondly remembered as having been a part of his life, and his beloved granddaughter, Paige.
In the annals of history, there are certain individuals who embody the true spirit of bravery, selflessness, and unwavering dedication to their country. Norman, a Marine Corps veteran, stands tall among these extraordinary souls. With indomitable courage, he faced countless trials and emerged victorious in numerous battles, bravely defending the ideals he held dear. A strong and unyielding pillar, Norman's unwavering commitment to his country knew no bounds. He fearlessly led the charge, always at the forefront, never hesitating to jump into action to protect and serve. His spirit of service was an inspiration to all, as he exemplified what it truly means to be a hero. Beyond the battlefield, Norman was a beacon of solidarity, extending a helping hand to all in need. His compassion knew no limits, and his willingness to lend aid to others was a testament to his boundless kindness. As we bid farewell to this exceptional individual, let us remember the legacy he leaves behind a legacy of valor, sacrifice, and unwavering patriotism.
Norman's memory shall forever inspire us to stand tall in the face of adversity, to be selfless in our actions, and to be ever ready to answer the call to serve. In honor of Norman's memory, let us come together to celebrate a life lived with extraordinary courage and commitment. May his spirit continue to guide and protect us, and may we carry his example in our hearts as we face the challenges of tomorrow.
Norman, a true American hero, shall forever be revered for his profound impact on our nation and our lives. As we come together to honor the life of our beloved Norman, we are deeply moved by the outpouring of love and support from all who knew and cherished him.
In this time of grief, let us unite to celebrate his legacy and find solace in the beautiful memories that will forever reside in our hearts. Together, we shall bid farewell to a remarkable soul whose presence will resonate eternally in our lives.
Graveside services for Norman will be held August 19, 2023 at 10:00am at the Maeser Fairview Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the American Legion Post 11. Visitation for family and friends will be Friday August 18 from 6:00pm ~ 8:00pm at the Phillips Ashley Valley Funeral Home.