Norma Jean Pearce was born on June 15, 1931 in Beaver City, Beaver County, Utah. She was the third in a family of 9 children.
Earn married Letty Marie Jensen on September 7, 1937 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They had 9 children: Anne Marie, born February 23, 1928;
Earnest Ray, born December 4, 1929; Norma Jean,born June 15, 1931; Helen Joan, born January 15, 1933; (Twins) Zelma and Zora, born
April 15, 1935; David Niels, born September 29, 1937; Edward Garth, born December 20, 1940 and Douglas Dale, born August 15, 1943.
All of the children were born in Beaver City, Beaver County, Utah except Edward Garth who was born in Moab, Grand County, Utah
Norma Jean married Wendell Rex Packard on July 25, 1950 in Springville, Utah County, Utah. They had 3 children, Wendell Chid, Katy,
and Kevin Packard. Wendell contracted cancer at an early age and after a violent battle, passed away on November 9, 1962 in Salt Lake City,
Salt Lake County, Utah. He was only 30 years old
Wendell Rex Packard and their son Wendell Chid.
Wendell, Norma Jean, Chid and Norma Jean's Grandmother Katie Bell Levi Jensen
Norma Jean then married William A Murphy on August 15, 1966, in Elko, Elko County, Nevada.
Norma Jean moved to Grand Junction, Colorado to live with her daughter Katy. She died on March 24, 2018.