Norris Thomas Bingham; Obituary
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Norris Thomas Bingham (Bing)
"Reunited with his Sweetheart"
Norris Thomas Bingham, 89, of Provo, died January 29, 2011, at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo.
He was born June 30, 1921, the son of Thomas Sanford Bingham and Annie Adelphia Durrant, in Riverdale, Utah. He married Emma Irene Mitchell on February 14, 1942, in Malad, Idaho. Their marriage was solemnized in the Logan Temple on January 29, 1959.
Bing was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather and a beloved friend to many. During his long and productive life he wore out his body in service to others. Even in his final days on this earth he insisted "it is great to be alive". Life for Dad was "tremendous".
His heart belonged to his sweetheart and eternal companion, his sons and their extended families. He gloried in the realization of joy and rejoicing in his posterity. He was a mentor, teacher, counselor and confidant to his children, grandchildren and friends.
Bing was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, having served in the Elders Quorum, High Priest Group Leader, bishopric and several stake missions. He served fourteen years as a sealer in the Provo, Utah Temple, only recently having to retire for health reasons.
Bing studied engineering at Utah State University. Following military service in the U.S. Army during World War II in France, he spent his career in construction sales and as an engineer in heavy construction, building highways, bridges and industrial projects throughout the western states.
He is survived by brother, Marwood K. "Red" (Beverly) Bingham; sons: N. Lynn and Melody (Carter) Bingham; Clair C. and Rita (Dickey) Bingham; Thomas E. and Mary (Ryan) Bingham; Richard J. and Adele (Eyre) Bingham; 20 grandchildren and their spouses; 44 great grandchildren; Preceded in death by his sweetheart, Irene M. Bingham, his parents, brother, sister and a great granddaughter.
The family expresses special thanks to the staff at Trinity Mission Care Center and the nursing staff at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center for their loving care for our patriarch.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 5, 2011, at noon in the Edgemont North Stake Center, 345 E. 4525 N. (corner of Canyon Road and 4525 N.) Provo, Utah. A viewing will be held Friday evening from 6:00 8:00 p.m. at the Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary, 495 South State in Orem and from 11:00 to 11:45 prior to the services at noon at the Stake Center. Interment will be in the Eastlawn Memorial Hills Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sundbergolpinmortuary.com
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