Norma Jo Duncan Jackman passed away, from causes incident to age, on October 8, 2023, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on February 3, 1926, in Salt Lake City to Clifford Stanley Duncan and Jeannette Brodie Parlow. The sec
She met her future husband, John Donald Jackman, at Hill Field, now Hill Air Force Base, where they both worked prior to Don's enlisting in the Navy during WWII. They were married in the Logan Temple after Don's discharge in 1945. She and Don spent many happy years together living in the home they built for their growing family in the Cottonwood area.
Norma Jo was a simple, honest and joyful person who took exceptional joy in her family and faith. She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, serving in many callings over her lifetime, including 7 years as ward Relief Society President. Being musically inclined, she especially enjoyed singing in choirs and choruses. She was a proud member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. Family history and genealogy were important to her and she spent many volunteer hours pre-computerization, extracting names, dates, and information from historic Scandinavian documents to be included in the Family Search system.
She and her husband Don served a full-time mission as a senior couple in the Minneapolis Minnesota Mission.
She had an active mind and was an avid reader. She especially loved a well written mystery. She enjoyed completing word search, sudoku, and crossword puzzles with the morning newspaper.
The mother of eleven children, she was busy with the job of mothering right up until the end.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, four children: James, Evelyn (Ellett) and stillborn baby twins Martha and Beth, also four grandchildren: Tom, Andy, Jake and Sarah, and son-in-law David Seeley. She was undoubtedly delighted to be greeted by her siblings, Doug Duncan, Darlene Costanzo, Margaret Price and Bonnie Wangberg. What a glorious reunion it must have been.
She is survived by her children, John (Lesley) Jackman, Mary (Michael) Sanders, Deanne (Howard) Bruner, Sam (Vicki) Jackman, Paul Jackman, Mark C. Jackman, and Bill (Kari) Jackman and by those she loved and considered her children, Denise Seeley, Mark and Cris Ellett, and Christy Jackman. She is also survived by 24 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Special thanks to Kanani, Alondra, Maria, Camile and the team from Valeo Hospice for helping to make her final days brighter and more comfortable with their kind and caring ways.
Viewing will be held Sunday, October 15, from 6:30 to 8:30, at Cottonwood 11th Ward, 1830 East 6400 South. Funeral service will be Monday, October 16, 11:30 a.m. at the Cottonwood 11th Ward, 1830 East 6400 South preceded by a viewing from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Burial will be at the Murray City Cemetery following the service. Arrangements are by Cannon Mortuary https://www.cannonmortuary.com.
The service will be live streamed at the following link beginning at 11:20 a.m. the day of the service: https://www.facebook.com/CannonMortuary