Norma Lee Reynolds Burke, 82, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at Homestead Assisted Living Center in St. Anthony.
Norma was born June 25, 1930, in Ashton, the daughter of William Harold Mower and Lillie Jane House Mower. She grew up in the upper Snake River valley, where she attended school.
She married Ross Earl Reynolds on Feb. 1, 1950, in Las Vegas. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Ogden, Utah, LDS Temple in l973. They lived most of their life in the Wilford area. Mr. Reynolds passed away July 5, 1998.
Norma continued to live in Wilford until she married Byron Burke on June 30, 1999. They spent the summers in Island Park as camp attendants and the winters in St. George, Utah, finally living in Idaho Falls until Mr. Burke passed away March 28, 2009.
She lived for a few years with her son, Layne, in Ephrata, Wash., and the last little while in the Homestead Living Center in St. Anthony.
Norma enjoyed sewing, crocheting, fishing and the outdoors. For a short time, she taught special education in the elementary school and worked at the family's St. Anthony Short Stop.
She is survived by children, Layne (Elaine) Reynolds of Ephrata, Wash., Johnny (Cyndie) Reynolds of Fallen, Nev., Diane Reynolds of Idaho Falls and Lisa (Dean) Klingler of Sugar City, Idaho; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Viola Tew and Harold Mower, both of Ashton, Andy Mower of Idaho Falls and Lynden Mower of Jerome, Idaho.
Besides her two husbands, she was preceded in death by two sons, Brad and Morgan; and a brother, David.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, in the Wilford LDS Church, with Bishop Todd Brower officiating. Friends may call from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Bidwell Funeral Home, and Saturday for one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be in Wilford Cemetery under the direction of Bidwell Funeral Home.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.bidwellfuneralhome.com.