Davalene Norton Houston passed away on December 12, 2022, surrounded by family and friends at her home in Sandy, Utah. She was born March 16, 1946, in Price, Utah to Howard C. Norton and Fay Russell.
While growing up Davalene was a great help to her brothers and sisters as she tended to many of her nieces and nephews. She could often be found surrounded by children; whether her own, those she tended, or grand and great grandchildren. She enjoyed baking with and teaching them new things.
She met the love of her life while dragging State St in S.L.C. They married on March 3, 1970, and were later sealed in the LDS temple on August 25, 1985, they celebrated 54yrs of marriage.
Davalene created many beautiful pieces of ceramics that friends and family have enjoyed and cherished. She had a quick wit and infectious laugh.
Davalene is survived by her loving husband Thomas H Houston Jr.; her children, Terri Chavez, Lynette Hardman (Randy), Brenda Young (Jeff), Thomas H. Houston lll (Keri), Timothy Houston (Jen); 13 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers; and 3 sisters.
Funeral services will be held Saturday December 17, 2022, at 11:00am at the church building located at 10885 S. Pampas Drive in Sandy Utah. Guests may call upon the family two hours prior to the service. Interment and dedication of the grave will follow the service at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South).
Love you Mom, you were a great mother and teacher. Thank you for all of the birthdays, Easters, Thanksgivings, Christmas' and any special occasions. You always made sure to try and include everyone and never forget anyone. I love you
Tom and family we are deeply sadden by the loss of Davalene. We both have fond memories of spending time with her and I have so many wonderful memories of our childhood together that I will always cherish. May you find comfort and peace during this time of sorrow.
Thomas and family, I'm so sorry for the loss of your beautiful wife and mother and grandmother, Davalene was such a loving and generous person, I know she loved her family dearly. Over the past couple of years she has delt with many health issues but stay so strong. I've been her Avon lady I think for the past 15 years or more and always a delight to visit with her. Our friendship has lasted many years, she will be truly missed but I hope you as a family will be able to hold all her memories close to your hearts.
Aunt Davelene, I will always remember your infectious laugh, your beautiful smile and your love for life. I treasure my Nativity Scene that you painted for Mom to give to me. I have kept it safe for more than four decades. And the ceramic angels you and Uncle Tom put on our baby Sisters headstone every year. It always made me smile.
Time for you to fly high and rest dear Auntie. You have fought for a long time. Say "Hi" to my Dad and Mom and all of our family that has gone before us, which is many. Love, Evie
Tom and family
I want to give you my sympathy on the passing of Davaline. The years of my visiting with her will not be forgotten . Marilyn Maurer and I truly enjoyed our visits with her..
Your friend and former neighbor
I’m definitely lucky to have had you be apart of my life- I’m glad I got to visit with you last week, you still had me cracking up with your sense of humor. You will definitely be missed, you’ll never be forgotten. Grateful for you!
Davalene is so very loved and will be missed tremendously. So sorry we can't be there - you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace, dearest Davalene. ♥️
Davalene and family,
I am forever grateful to you for raising me and my brother like we were one of your own. We made wonderful friendships being at your home and many, many memories I will never forget and continue to tell often. It was so nice to be able to visit you before you passed - you were still just as witty and funny as I remember. I still have some of the ceramics you gave my mom and I put them out every Christmas! It was a wonderful service today and was so nice to see so many familiar faces again. You will forever live in my heart.
Love you all,