Norma Evlyn Mosley Burkhardt, 95, passed away Aug. 28, 2018, in Layton, Utah. Norma was born Nov. 4, 1922, in North Zulch, to Walter Oliver and Midget Eula Black Mosley. She had lived in Utah for 10 years and had been a resident of Fairfield Village in Layton for the past eight years.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from TSCW (now Texas Women’s University) in 1942. Norma was a reporter and editor for the Sweetwater Reporter, the El Paso Times, and the Galveston Daily News, and worked at WFAA radio in Dallas. Traveling to New York City, she worked in advertising for two companies, including Silver-Burdett.
In 1950, she married Mount B. Hillert and had one child. In 1955 she married George A. Stout who later adopted her daughter. She did secretarial work for Rice University, the University of Houston and the University of Texas Health Science Center and was a valued employee. George passed away in 1973, and she married F. William Burkhardt Jr. in 1975 in the Washington D.C. Latter-Day Saints temple.
Norma is survived by her daughter, Kendell (Larry) Lewis; four grandchildren, Selena (Shaun) Sunderland, Jacquelyn (Christopher) Rawson, Daniel (Kara) Lewis, and Benjamin Lewis. She has nine great-grandchildren: Elise, Alec, Talon and Audrey Sunderland, and Eliana, Malachi, Christopher, Elanor and Samuel Rawson. She has one niece and six nephews.
She loved to travel and to learn new things. She loved both reading and writing, and family history research. She had been an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 1963 and held numerous positions including teacher, secretary, transcriber, newsletter editor, family history consultant and Relief Society counselor. She and William served two missions, one at the Dallas Texas Temple and one in the Melbourne Texas Ward.
Norma was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, and her five siblings, Sylva G. Mosley, Walter O. Mosley, Jr, Midget E. Sorrells, Aaron A. Mosley and Thomas J. Mosley.
Special thanks to Fairfield Village of Layton and Aspire Home Healthcare and Hospice.
Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, at the Wasatch LDS Chapel, 789 Wasatch Drive, Layton, Utah. President Stephen Cazier of the Fairfield Branch officiating. Family and friends may gather Friday prior to services from 9:40 – 10:40. Graveside dedication will be held at Willowhole Cemetery near Highway 39, off FM 1372 in Madison County, Texas on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com.