Monday , November 05, 2012 - 9:34 AM
Diane Norman Parker of Roy celebrated her 80th birthday at a family party hosted by her children.
The oldest child of Mildred Olsen Norman and Vernal Obray Norman, she was born Nov. 2, 1932, in Paradise. She graduated from South Cache High School. She married her high school sweetheart Alton DeLoy Parker of Wellsville on Dec. 4, 1950. Five months after their marriage, he was inducted into the Army. She was able to remain with him until he was sent to Korea. Later the family lived in Wellsville.
She was a stay-at-home mom and later worked at Pontius-Rollins Veterinary Hospital for 11 years.
She has served in many church callings in the Young Women’s Mutual Improvement Association and Relief Society. She enjoys music and began as assistant Sunday School organist at age 16. Since that time, she had been a ward organist almost continually until her release in 2011. She served as an organist at the Ogden LDS Temple for 25 years.
She has been a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers since 1966 and served in many positions in her camp and company. She served as president of Weber West Co. She also served as curator, board president and board member on the Weber County Museum Board. She has researched and compiled biographies on many of her ancestors and those of her husband.
Her children and spouses are Marsha and Dennis Ard, Nolan and Marie Parker, Dale and Maleia Parker, David and Christi Parker, and Kenneth Parker. She has 19 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren.