Norma Nielson Boren, age 87, passed away peacefully on March 18, 2108, surrounded by family. Born January 27, 1931 in Preston, Idaho to Frihoff Andrew and Jessie Chadwick Nielson.
Norma attended East High School and the University of Utah. She met JD Boren on a blind date at the urging of his roommate and her friend. The couple married in 1952 in the Salt Lake Temple. Norma and JD enjoyed sixty-five years as partners and friends. They served in the Jefferson City Missouri Mission and the Mesa Arizona Temple. She remained devoted to her faith and family history work.
As the wife of a USAF officer, Norma created a loving, inviting home for family and neighbors at each station. Norma was a good listener and made lifelong friends. She truly cared and served others all her life. She enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, music and had quite a sweet tooth. Norma supported her children and grandchildren in church, school, scouting, music and other activities.
Preceded in death by her parents and sister, Beverlee Williams. Survived by her husband, J Donald Boren; sisters, Lucille Jensen and Noreen Nielson; daughter, Ann (Steve) Doncaster; sons, Logan (Luisa), Jay (Donnelle), Jon (Amber), Brad (Staci) and Steve (Shelley); 17 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Funeral: Friday, March 23, 2018, 10 AM, Kimball Stake Center, 1266 S. 32nd St., Mesa. Viewing: Thursday, March 22, 2018, 6-8 PM, Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, and Friday, 9-9:45 AM prior to the service. Interment at National Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, AZ. The family thanks Julia and the Citrus Manor Staff for their loving care of Norma (Mom). In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to your favorite charity.