In loving memory of

Velva Lee Williams
January 27, 1945 - December 14, 2021

Velva Lee Norton Williams -January 27, 1945 - December 14, 2021 (76)

Our mom passed away unexpectedly in her home in Preston, Idaho.

She was the fourth child of J. Wesley and Thora B. Norton. She spent her childhood in Southern Utah and moved to Logan, Utah where she graduated from Logan High School.

She spent her life as a dedicated member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She had a strong testimony of the Gospel and was a true example of Jesus Christ. She had a great talent and love for music. She was most fulfilled by serving her children and grandchildren. She will be deeply missed.

She is survived by her sister, Audra Anderson, and sister-in-law, Malinda Norton. Her daughters, LaKell (Jason) Nance, Lorisa Bowles, Leslie (Curt) Hatch, Jaymi (Jeremy) Nance, Jewlynn (Robert) Riggles, and JoAnna (Nathan) Williams-Bernhard. Twenty-one grandchildren, 3 Great-grandchildren, lots of cousins, nieces, and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, sister, three brothers, and a sister-in-law.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at 11 am at the Preston 4th Ward Church, 310 N State Street. A viewing will be held on the same day prior to funeral services at the church from 9:00 am to 10:30 AM. Interment will follow in the Clifton Cemetery. Please share a favorite memory of Velva or offer condolences to the family by leaving a tribute on this page.


Rosaline Page wrote on Dec 23, 2021:

"Velva is our favorite preschool grandma! I love her smile, her wit, and her friendliness. I can\'t think of a better mother and grandmother than Velva. We will surely miss her cheerfulness, her wisdom, and her thoughtfulness! We Love You Grandma Velva! Mrs. Rosaline"

Carrie james wrote on Dec 21, 2021:

"Velva was such a beautiful lady. Inner and outer beauty both she radiated goodness. She was the first Ward member when I moved in to introduce herself and she asked me to sit by her in church. She also invited me to a church study group in which I found her to be so very strong and insightful about the gospel. It really meant a lot to me. And we were neighbors in the same four Plex. It was only the week before she passed she was telling me of her plans to visit family for the holidays. And talked about her recent cataract surgery and health, etc. I feel like I found out about her passing a week or so later. It was so sad. I wish I had been a better neighbor and friend. I did not know her family. Although she always spoke of them fondly. And her grandchildren sports etc activities. Please know my prayers are with you all. You have a beautiful guardian Angel. Love, Carrie James"

Sally J Hansen wrote on Dec 21, 2021:

"Velva was a special lady, she will be missed from our ward. She was very friendly and pleasant, and always had a smile on her face. Sad to hear of her passing. Sally Hansen"

Linds Thatcher wrote on Dec 18, 2021:

"Lots of fun times when we lived in the Logan First Ward. Especially working in Yellowstone one summer. "

Kathleen Voth wrote on Dec 17, 2021:

"I worked with Velva at Lincoln School when she was the music teacher there. She was always very kind and pleasant. I appreciate the friendship we had. May you all be comforted in her absence. Kathleen Voth"

Vera Williams wrote on Dec 17, 2021:

"All the times I saw Velva she had a smile & a great laugh though the \"mom face\" may have appeared also. I believe through Lori I have met all of her daughters some more than others, my Love & prayers go out to you all along with the grandchildren & loved ones. May you all find peace as she now has. XOXO "

Tonia Brown wrote on Dec 17, 2021:

"I Met Velva At Inovar Where We Worked Together For 2 Years. Then To My Surprise Met Her Again 3 Years Ago When I Moved Into The 4th Ward...See Will Be Surely Missed! Tonia Brown Preston"