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Norma Jean Elquist

Sep. 19, 1932 - May 13, 2020

Date of Service: May 18, 2020

OAKLEY – Norma Jean McFarland Elquist, an 87-year-old resident of Oakley, was called back to her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at Countryside Care & Rehabilitation in Rupert.

Norma was born September 19, 1932, in Twin Falls, Idaho, to Charles Clyde and Catherine Emily (Smith) McFarland. She married her sweetheart, Dallan Elquist, on April 28, 1962.

Norma was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ and Latter-day Saints. Here she was able to give a lifetime of service to her family and church family. She served a mission with her late husband, Dallan, for the Church in Columbia, South Carolina.

She is survived by eight children, Connie (Roger) Holbrook, Carol (Craig) Hansen, Lorri (Lloyd) Watson, Jody DeLand, Tari (Jeff) Keetch, Joel (Alyson Lynn) Elquist, Sander (Sandra) Elquist, and Cole (Judy) Elquist; 28 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and her three siblings, Georgia Okelberry, Myrna Goodman, and Ray (Lynette) McFarland. She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no formal funeral service. A private family burial will take place at Oakley Cemetery under the direction of Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home of Burley.

Condolences for Norma Jean Elquist

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From Steve Lundgren, Sandy, UT:
I am sorry to hear of the passing of your mother and grandmother. She and Dallan were very influential in my life. They inspired me to get my Eagle Scout award and go on a mission. They came to Montana and participated in my mission farewell. I lived in your family’s basement in the summer of 1971. I knew your parents well having worked for them on the farm for 3 years while in HS. May Sister Elquist Rest In Peace. God bless your family.
From Vicki & Joe Leach:
Connie & Roger,
We will have a prayer in our hearts for you and your family.
From Suzanne Matthews Buchanan :
Your family holds a very special place in my heart ??. Your beautiful parents as well as you, as their children, were always so good to me. The kindness and love that was shown at a very difficult time in my life will never be forgotten!
From Diane Haines Remingon:
My heart goes out to all of you. Who didn’t grow up in Oakley without loving and appreciating your parents and family? She helped me become the mother I am, by patiently teaching and explaining as I worked along side her. I loved her but I know how wonderful it is to think of her and her sweetheart together again.
From David Egbert, Johnson City, TN:
To the family: Your Dad and Mom were great examples to me! You are so blessed and I know they are rejoicing together again. It was a blessing for me to have associated with both. Bless you all!
From Jean Freymiller:
Our condolences and love to your whole family.. Your Mom was such a special Lady!!!!! Garth and Jean Freymiller
From Roy Holloway:
She was such a sweet soul, I can only guess how much Dallan has misted her.
From Jeffrey Fackrell:
So sorry for your loss!
From Jan Barnes:
Zander, so sorry to hear about your dear mom, It is so hard to lose your mama, Prayers coming your way, we will all be together again, but it is still hard now. so sorry
From L D & Jennifer Sager:
Sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences at this time.
From Dallan & Brenda Schenk:
Could not have asked for a better neighbor and Friend. I will miss knowing that you were just across the way and our discussions and laughs on what should be grown in the field between us even tho the guys never listened! I will miss your kitchen table discussions where we solved the worlds problems! Always with a good laugh and a sweet smile...
From Denny and Jan Davis:
Our love and condolences go to each of Norma and Dallan Elquist's children, family, neighbors and friends, in their temporary loss. Together, they influenced so many for good. We loved them as friends and church leaders. Norma was always so good, so faithful, so kind and so supportive. Now she has finally gone to be with her beloved husband again. I can just hear Dallan say, "Well, it's about time you got here!" We love your family so very much!
From Gwen Beck:
Enjoyed visiting with Norma, we shared experiences we had in common. Bless her sweet and kind heart. Say hi to Dallan. I miss you both.
From Lonnie and Gay Diwns:
Such great memories of your sweet mom! She was a faithful customer of ours at Farmer’s Corner for years. Always a lady and kind to us all. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you.
From Clair and Judy Teeter:
Thinking of Your Family. She was a Sweet Lady. May her Sweet Memories get you through the days ahead. Sending Our Love and Sympathy.
From Clydine Fonnesbeck:
She was such a sweet lady! Sure did love her! She will be missed!
From Lauren:
I remember she used to always do puzzles with me, no matter how much she wanted to take a nap. She would always make time to play with me.

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