Marilyn Norton Haskell, 86, returned to her heavenly home on June 8, 2018, after a battle with cancer.
She was born along with her twin sister Marion on March 12, 1932, in Magrath, Alberta, Canada to the late Thomas and Flora Norton. The Norton family farmed outside of Magrath before moving to Vancouver, British Columbia, and then later settled in the United States in Provo, Utah.
Marilyn graduated high school from Brigham Young High, then continued her education at Brigham Young University. It was there that she met and married her best friend, Thales Albert Haskell, on May 13, 1954, in the Salt Lake LDS temple. After being married, Thales and Marilyn spent nine months living in Los Angeles, California while Thales attended mortuary school. The two then resided in Lovell, Wyoming for the remainder of her life, working hand in hand running Haskell Furniture Company. Marilyn’s decorating ideas and attention to detail can be seen through many homes in the Big Horn Basin.
Marilyn was community-minded and always looking for a way to make things better. She would see a need, share her vision and plans, coordinate efforts and see those plans come to action.
That was never more evident than her involvement in the many improvement projects seen throughout the town of Lovell.
Marilyn is survived by her husband Thales; daughter Valerie (Tracy) Beal; sons Brad (Tracey), Bart (Tawnya) and Mike (Stacy); brother Al Norton; sister Jayne Norton; 12 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Keith Norton; and sisters Marion MacLeod and Helen Thomas.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the Lovell LDS Stake Center, with interment to follow at the Lovell Cemetery.
Haskell Funeral Home in Lovell is in charge of arrangements.