Norma Wehrli

09/02/1924 - 10/28/2017
Service Date: 11/04/2017
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: Gilbert Stake Center, 777 E. Elliott Rd, Gilbert, AZ, 85234

Norma Griffiths Wehrli, 93, returned to her Heavenly Father Saturday, October 28, 2017. 

Norma was born in Malad, Idaho, daughter of Hugh Morgan Griffiths and Eunice Isabel John. She married Hans Rudolph (Rudy) Wehrli in 1944 in Malad, Idaho and were sealed in the Logan Temple. They lived in Lincoln NB, Astoria NY, Logan UT, Holladay UT, on the Avenues in Salt Lake, UT, Hartford CT, Woodland Hills, CA, and Gilbert AZ. 

She is survived by her husband of 73 years, H. Rudy Wehrli and children Donald R (Jeri), Larry G (Jeanne), Linda M (Lincoln) Gallacher, Susan K(David) Minson, and Lisa A (Scott) Clark, 34 grandchildren, 72 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Norma is preceded in death by brothers Darrell (Bernice) Griffiths, and Neil (Peggy) Griffiths and sister Ida (Ralph) Bolingbroke, brother-in-law Walter (Pat) Wehrli, and Grandchildren Wendy Ann (Wehrli) Haueter, John David Minson, Jefferson Eugene Hooper, Ronalee Sue Hooper, and Great Grandson Nate Wehrli.

Norma was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many auxiliaries of the church. Norma was active in community service, serving in the PTA at the local, state, and national level. She was instrumental in petitioning for a sidewalk as a safety measure for the newly built Cottonwood elementary school in Holladay, UT. Norma and Rudy served two missions for the LDS church in the Swiss Temple. Rudy and Norma were avid travelers and she loved seeing new sights, and returning to old favorite places.  She particularly loved the castles in Europe. She will be remembered for her ever present smile and love of life.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Gilbert Stake Center, 777 E. Elliot Rd, Gilbert, AZ, 85234.  Viewings will be on Friday November 3, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Bunker’s University Chapel, 3529 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ, and on Saturday November 4th, 9:00 – 9:45 AM, 777 E. Elliott Rd, Gilbert, AZ, 85234. Interment will be in the City of Mesa Cemetery.

Condolences

  • Rick & Sharilee Griffiths

    Sorry to hear of your loss. I have many good memories of reunions and visits that you made to Malad. Grateful for your examples. You will be in our prayers.

  • David ans Ursula Fleming

    A true gründen who will be dearly missed – and not only by all those handsome men she knew.
    Our thoughts are with you and your families during this difficult time of saying good bye. May you be comforted in your knowledge of one day returning together.
    Love,
    David and Ursula

  • Rorey and Cheryal Kuhn

    Linda we are so sorry for the loss of your mom. I feel fortunate to read her bio and see all of the outstanding service she gave here on earth. Her grandchildren have said that is what they most remember about her. You were a truly blessed daughter to have her as your mom. Love you.

  • Rorey and Cheryal Kuhn

    Linda we are so sorry for the loss of your mom. What an outstanding woman she was. I see that her grandchildren have all followed in her footsteps and made her proud. Love you.

  • LD & Angie Rumney

    She will be missed by many. She had such a kind soul. She was never without kind words and compliments galore. Always made me smile when she would say how pretty my hair is. Our prayers are with the family.
    Lots of Love from the Rumneys

  • Don I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your dear mother. May the Lord bless you with peace and comfort at this difficult time.

  • Tony and Penny Rivas

    ♥️💕♥️ We will all miss Norma. The Lord has a special place for her among His angels.. ❤️💕❤️

  • Sorry about the loss. Losing your mother is especially difficult

  • Max and Carol Knoble

    It is always hard to loose a parent. We will remember her sweet spirit and the fun times we had on cruises. Be safe in your travels.

  • Neal & Petrea Reading

    We are sorry to hear of Norma’s passing and the separation that her family feels .We enjoyed serving with her and Rudy in the Swiss Temple in 1998-99 and consider them liife long friends. Our love and condolences are with Rudy and his family . Norma is such a lovely sister in the Gospel and in our hearts. God bless you all.

  • Stephanie Mortensen

    I will miss Norma!!! Thank you so much for letting me be a part of her life for a few short years. I will treasure our mornings together. She was an amazing woman, I loved her stories. She loved her Rudy, kids, car rids, chocolate, ice cream and flowers. She had a compliment for everyone and ment it. She was a great example to me. I loved her very much and am going to miss her a lot!!

  • John and Kimberly Hall

    She was quite the woman!! Strong and determined! She leaves a legacy to many who will call her elect. Our love to Rudy for his loss and for his great example of a being a wonderful spouse. Linda, we love you and yours, and pray you know of a new guardian angel in each of your lives. Peace and healing to all. Love John and Kimberly

  • Roy & Leanna Griffiths

    We express our sincere condolences to all of the Wehrli families. We remember her fondly and especially Norma and Rudy’s hospitality when they lived in Salt Lake. Rudy, we pray for your continued health and comfort at this time. May the Lord bless you all!

  • Suzanne Shisley

    Lisa, I Believe Norma is having the best time seeing everyone she knows and catching up on everyone in heaven. I know your heart is heavy so I send lots of love and hugs for you and your family. Stay close to the Lord for comfort. Love you, Suzanne Shisley

  • I am sorry of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I remember having so much fun at your pool in Holladay. All of the party’s and wonderful food. Uncle Rudy’s strawberry cakes and birthday cakes he made and wrote are names on them. All of the fun that we had on the ranch in Malad. I have so many good memories of the family.
    Hugs to you all love
    Jackie (Neil & Peggy’s daughter)

  • Bob and Jan Logan

    A fabulous neighbor. Norma made you feel wonderful and happy to be alive. Her kind words and compliments lifted your spirit. All of our Love to Rudy and his family.

  • Joy Gatherum-Hanson

    Just looking at her picture brings back so many memories of great years gone by. She was blessed to see many parts of the world sharing that gift with her precious family. God bless you as you adjust to life without this wonderful woman.

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