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Norman Ben Woodbury

December 19, 1935 — March 19, 2024

Monroe, Utah

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Norman Woodbury
Monroe, Utah

    Norman Ben Woodbury, passed away in Monroe on March 19, 2024, at the age of 88. Norman was born December 19, 1935, in St. George, to John T. Woodbury Jr. and Grace E. Mills. He married the love of his life, Efronia Ouzounian, on February 16, 1959, in the Salt Lake Temple. 
    His greatest joy in life was his sweetheart wife and family, including five children, 16 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he faithfully served in many church callings including bishop and stake president. Norman loved family history work. He and Efronia served one family history mission in Salt Lake City and another in London, England. 
    Norman had a deep love for God and country and served as a pilot in the United States Air Force. He was amongst the initial cadre of pilots chosen to fly the Lockheed C-141 with the 1741st ATS at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The C-141 made almost daily flights to Vietnam carrying equipment, supplies, and troops, and returning patients to hospitals in the United States. After serving his country for 20 years, Lieutenant Colonel Woodbury retired in 1976. 
    Norman is survived by his children: Sonya W. (Tooter) Ogden, John Taylor Woodbury, Roy Ben (Kathryn) Woodbury, Sharlene W. (Aaron) Bremer, and Paul David (Lynn) Woodbury; siblings: Reba Blahd, Iris Sparks, and Nadine (Mel) Mitchell. 
    He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Efronia; parents, John T. and Grace Emma Woodbury; siblings: Elrod Woodbury, Erinae (DeMont) Christiansen, Evan (Virginia) Woodbury, Rose (Gerald) Morley, Viola (Edwin) Kelsey, Aurec (Johnnie) White, Zarman (Charles) Chamberlain, Esther (Gail) Heaton, Ruth (Crit) Bailey, Carl Woodbury, Elizabeth (Eugene) Gregerson, Delsy (Andrew) Barnum, Lail (Kay) Wilkinson, and Laurel (Peter) Mickelson. 
    Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. in the Monroe Stake Center, where friends may call from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Monroe City Cemetery with military honors by the Central Valley American Legion Post #37 and Hill AFB Honor Guard. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Live streaming and online guestbook can be found at www.maglebymortuary.com below Norman’s obituary.

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