Norma Orpha Adams, a beloved matriarch and devoted servant of her faith, peacefully departed this world at 92 (and a half, as she humorously insisted we acknowledge), on Sunday, August 6th, 2023. The love of her cherished children surrounded her as she transitioned to her eternal rest.\n\nBorn on January 11th, 1931, in Miami, Arizona, Norma was the precious daughter of Andrew Earl and Anna Hazel (Hancock) Adams. Her deep-seated pride in her pioneer heritage was evident throughout her life. Her unwavering faith in the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shaped her journey, and in 1952, she embarked on a transformative mission to serve the Lord in the Northwestern States Mission. During this mission, her path intersected with her future eternal companion, John Arling Morrison, who, while deployed in the last jet fighter squadron in the Korean War, remained steadfastly faithful as he awaited her return. His commitment to Norma was unwavering and deep. This was exemplified by him painting her name on the side of his fighter jet, sending her a check each month to support her financially and writing her literally every day of her mission. Norma kept all those letters her entire life and a few months ago, put them in the hands of her children. \n\nOn November 4th, 1955, Norma and John were united in holy matrimony for time and all eternity in the sacred halls of the Salt Lake City temple. Their love story became an inspiring testament to the power of faith and dedication in creating enduring bonds.\n\nThroughout her life, Norma faced both joys and sorrows with remarkable grace. Despite the heartache of losing her husband in 2020 and her daughter Gaye Lynn Czarnecki in 2003, along with infant twin sons Alma and Aaron shortly after their birth in 1958, Norma's strength was unwavering. Her surviving children carry on her legacy: Patricia Shannon Bates, Ruth Anna Wilde, Robert Welden Morrison, and Jay Arling Morrison. She also leaves behind a legacy of love that spans generations, with twenty-seven grandchildren, fifty-three great-grandchildren, and three more great-grandchildren on the way.\n\nAs her earthly journey came to a close, Norma will be laid to rest in her final resting place at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park and Mortuary, located at 3401 South Highland Dr., Millcreek, Utah 84106. The graveside services, a tribute to her enduring spirit and remarkable life, were held on Saturday, August 12th at 3 pm.\n\nNorma Orpha Adams will be remembered for her unyielding faith, enduring love for her family, and dedication to her principles. Her legacy will continue to inspire all those whose lives she touched, serving as a guiding light for future generations.\n\nCondolences may be sent to the family at olpinmortuary.com. If you wish to send flowers directly to the family rather than the graveside service, then please send to Ruth Anna Wilde at 640 Thomas J Egan Road, Denton, Texas 76201 using a florist in that area.