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Norman Coy Tanner
Apr 28, 1927 – Apr 27, 2016 (Age 88)
Norman C. Tanner died at the age of 89 in Mesa, Arizona. He is survived b y his wife of 71 years, Evelyn, one living daughter, Michele Medlyn (Ken), deceased daughters, Gae Helquist (John) and Vicki Kerstetter, 7 grandchildren: Shari Hansen (Paul), Brian Helquist, Christina Maxwell, Kimberly Ross (Jack), Debra Hicks, Stephanie Mason and Katherine Kerstetter, 17 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. Norman served a Stake Mission in Mesa and served a full-time mission with his wife in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana Mission in 1990-1991 for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He held many positions in the Church and was a life-long active member. Norman had many interests and hobbies. At one time he served as President of the Mesa Little Theater. Norman has had many articles and two books published – "Along the Old Calendar Road" and "Laughter Makes the Medicine Go Down," which was published in 2015, which shows his quick wit and humor. He was a wonderful craftsman, which was shown off by his many clocks, rocking horses, jewelry boxes and other things he loved to create. Services will be held 10:00 AM Wednesday, May 4, 2016, with a viewing an hour prior, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located at 1054 W. 2nd Pl. Mesa, AZ 85201, with burial at the Phoenix VA Cemetery.