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Official Obituary of

Colleen Mildred Norris

November 8, 1957 ~ March 14, 2024 (age 66) 66 Years Old

Colleen Norris Obituary

Colleen Mildred Norris, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.  Colleen lost her three year battle with ovarian cancer and passed away on March 14, 2024, at the age of 66. Born on November 8, 1957, in Salt Lake City, Utah, Colleen was the daughter of James Newton and Verna Bernice Dean.

Colleen was a devoted family matriarch, survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Preston W. Norris, and their two children, daughter Caroline (Corben), son Phillip (Kate) and four grandchildren, Justine, Alise, Jameson, and Ari.

Colleen’s thirst for knowledge and dedication to academic excellence. After she graduated from Olympus High School, she attended Ricks College for a time and went on to graduate from Salt Lake Community College. Throughout her academic endeavors, Colleen demonstrated exceptional intelligence and creativity.

Colleen exhibited a profound commitment to her religious beliefs and a deep desire to share her faith with others. She felt a calling to embark on a faithful mission in the Oklahoma/Tulsa Mission, to spread the teachings of her faith and to share her love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

A true creator, Colleen enjoyed a successful career as an author of the book series, “The Fairy War.” And created the board game “In Search of the Ogres.” Her passion for her work was evident as she continuously pursued new passions and hobbies.

Colleen will be remembered for her kind heart and unwavering love for her family and Savior. She touched the lives of all who knew her, leaving behind a legacy of love and compassion.

She is preceded in death by her father James Newton, her brother Larry, her niece Angela, and two grandchildren Emerie and Gibby.

A Viewing will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, from 12-2:00 PM at Holbrook Mortuary at 3251 S. 2300 E., Millcreek Utah. Followed by a service from 3-4:00 PM at the Taylorsville Ward on 4932 S. 3200 W. Taylorsville, Utah. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Bikers Against Child Abuse at

Colleen will be deeply missed but never forgotten. May she rest in peace, knowing she was cherished by many and leaves behind a legacy of love that will endure for time and eternity.

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March 20, 2024

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Holbrook Mortuary
3251 South 2300 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84109

Funeral Service
March 20, 2024

3:00 PM
Taylorsville 23rd Ward
4932 South 3200 West
Taylorsville, UT 84129


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