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Norma Trease Roberts “The Salt Lady” | 1933 – 2017


Norma Trease Roberts “The Salt Lady”

Redmond, Utah – Norma Leah Kirk was born October 18, 1933 in a little two room house in Magna, Utah to Alfred and Leah Swenson Kirk. Norma passed on to greater callings at her daughter’s home in Idaho on June 3rd, 2017 from natural causes.
Raised in Magna, as she said, by “Truly Religious” parents. One of four girls and a brother who she adored. She was active in school and always looked for something to be involved with. At 14 she joined the Magna Drum and Bugle Corps and traveled all over Utah and other cities such as Miami, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and parts of Idaho. This sparked a love of traveling which continued throughout her life especially after being introduced to the world famous Redmond Salt.
Norma married Bud Trease on June 27, 1952 they had three boys and two girls. Throughout her marriage to Bud, her children where raised to love and care for horses. Norma was also active in the women’s riding club.
Shortly after her divorce from Bud, she earned a college degree in accounting and served a mission in Louisiana and Mississippi. Staying true to her faith she served many callings which included singing in the choir. Always stepping forward if ever there were a need, she never hesitated to help. Caring for others without needing recognition and always on the go, helping others and making sure new comers felt welcome to the ward and her community.
In 1984 Norma met and fell in love quickly with McKay Roberts, where the interaction with horses continued. They married March 5, 1984 and their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple March 4, 1989. The marriage to McKay brought together Norma’s five and McKay’s seven children, she immediately took them into her heart as her own. A large family that Norma loved.
After retiring from the accounting duties at Redmond Minerals, Norma took on her most loved job of traveling, sales and promoting everything about “The Real Salt”. Building her name as “The Salt Lady”. A title she adored and took very seriously and diligently fulfilled until retiring at age 80.
Preceded in death by parents, spouse McKay, step grandson and sister Emma Joy.
Survived by her children: Frank (Meliss) Trease, Scofield, UT, Rick (Judith) Trease , St. George; Leah Watt, Coalville; Terry Trease , West Jordan; Leslie (Allen) Wilder, Tetonia, Idaho. Stepchildren: Chuck (Carla) Roberts, Salina; Steve (Lana) Roberts, Redmond; Stacee (Brett) Blackburn, Aurora; Micki (Rob) Kinch, Heber; Tana (Jim) Besendorfer, Heber; Rhett (Stephanie) Roberts, Heber; Heidi (Robert) Byrd, Salina and many grand children and great grandchildren. Also, survived by brother K Kirk, Delta Junction , AK, Jean Johnson, Redmond and Carol Nicolodemus, South Jordan.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 10, 2017 in the Redmond 2nd LDS Ward Chapel, 310 West 100 North in Redmond. Friends may call for viewing at the ward chapel Friday Evening from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., or Saturday morning from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M prior to services.
Burial will be in the Salina East Side Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.
Online guestbook at www.springerturner.com
Special thanks to At Home Health Care & Hospice and everyone else who help in caring for Norma this last year.

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