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.