Norma Ruth Palmer Blankenagel
1930 - 2016
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1930 ~ 2016
Norma Ruth Palmer Blankenagel was born, 2 July 1930 in Raymond, Alberta to Arlo Verlin Palmer and Zina Pearl Heninger. She passed 20 October 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Norma received a B.A. degree from Brigham Young University in speech & drama. Then earned a M.S. in speech pathology and audiology from BYU. Norma married Harvey Charles Blankenagel in 1951. She raised five children at Rattlesnake ranch near LaSal, Utah: Robert, Becky (Craig Johnson), Jim (Loris Raisor), John (Natsuko Kashiama), and Bill (Donna Renfro). She also taught speech in the schools of Moab, Utah. Norma enjoyed playing community softball, participating in local drama shows, and sharing time with family, especially grandchildren. Norma served her church in multiple ways, including as a family history missionary 1999 - 2002 in Salt Lake City. Since serving as a missionary she resided in Salt Lake City.
Funeral services will be held 27 October 2016 at 10:30 am in the Ensign Stake building, 135 A Street, Salt Lake City, Utah. Viewing will be that same day before the funeral service 9:00 - 10:15 a.m. For online condolences join us at

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Published in Deseret News on Oct. 24, 2016.
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October 27, 2016
May she be at peace. She was a true gem and a blessing. My deepest condolences to all the family.
Jim Gallup
October 24, 2016
Robert and family, so sorry to hear about Norma's unexpected passing. You have truly lost the family matriarch. My sympathy to all of you.
Mary Allen
October 24, 2016
Love and best always.Was so glad to have known you and enjoy your company.Thank you .
Camillia Olson
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