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“I was very saddened to learn of Sister Lamson's passing. I was a piano student of hers in Woodland Hills in 1980 when I was a teen. She was an...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Larry Clark - Mapleton, UT

“Norma was a blessing to our family when we were in the Southwind 2nd Ward together. She shared her musical talents so willingly. She accompanied...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Alan and Lorraine Warby - UT

“Please accept our sincere heartfelt sympathy for your family's loss. We didn't know Norma well, but wish we did. We're glad to have had her for a...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Barb &Sam Salmonson - UT

“We enjoyed Norma as a Millcreek neighbor & friend. Her musical talents were an asset to our ward. She will be missed ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Sandy & Mel Munk

“We send our love and prayers for your loss. God Bless. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Kelly & Corie Shaw - Portland, OR


Norma Roberts Lamson
1923 ~ 2013

Norma Roberts Lamson was born September 12, 1923, to Clarence Jackson and Afton Winegar Roberts, in Woods Cross, Utah. At the age of three she contracted poliomyelitis (polio) which left her with a paralyzed left leg and hip. The doctors projected that she would never walk again. They immobilized her leg in a 'wooden box.' Her grandmother differed with the doctors and the treatment she was receiving, so she would remove her leg from the box and massage it daily.

In time Norma did, indeed, learn to walk and as she became older did much more than walk. This was the time when children made their own fun by playing outside games, usually games that required running. She lived in a neighborhood of boys, and she kept up with the best of them in all the games. She roller skated, rode a bicycle and eventually learned to bowl.

When she was young she began taking piano lessons and this became her life-long love. During all grades of school she played for singers, plays and operettas. She accompanied prominent choral groups and individuals during college days and throughout her life.

Norma graduated from Davis High School, Brigham Young University and Julliard School of Music in New York City. She spent several years in New York City working as a secretary for General Electric. She also taught at the LDS Business College in Salt Lake City. Many children have learned to play the piano through the teaching of Norma Lamson. She also taught music lessons at Utah State University.

Some of the choicest experiences of her life were two LDS missions served in San Jose, California. She was not called to proselyte but with her determination she insisted that she serve in that way. With the help of the Lord she was able to serve as she desired.

Norma married Merle Lamson. They were later divorced. She has been blessed with two children, Steven and Merlene, and two grandchildren, Kelly and Nicole. Her family was the love of her life.

Throughout Norma's life she has relied on the Lord to bless her with the ability to live a full life despite her limitations. The Gospel of Jesus Christ has given her the stability, the happiness and the peace of mind that worldly things could not offer. For this, she has been forever grateful. She always appreciated family and friends who cared for her and loved her, especially a son who lovingly cared for her diligently through the last years of her life.

She was preceded in death by grandparents, parents, two sisters, and a brother-in-law. She is survived by her children, Merlene McDaniel (Jim) and Steven Lamson, her grandchildren, Kelly and Nicole, a sister, Shirley Riley, a brother-in-law, T. L. Curtis, and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 14, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the Salem 4th Ward Apple Blossom Chapel, 25 West Apple Blossom Way, Salem, Utah. Family and friends may call from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the services at the church. Burial will be held at the Bountiful City Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.tributecenterutah.com