Naoma Milner, 1942 ~ 2013
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Former Moab resident Naoma Sorensen Milner of Provo, passed away on Sunday, March 3, at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center surrounded by her family members. She was born in Provo on Jan. 18, 1942, to John Raymond Sorensen and Sallie Palmer Sorensen. She went to school in Provo at BY Academy and Provo High School.

She married her eternal sweetheart, Ernest Burdette Milner, on Dec. 28, 1959, also in Provo. They were later sealed in the Provo LDS temple on July 28, 2008.

In 1970, the family moved to Moab, where she was an avid supporter to each of her children’s activities including scouting activities and sporting events, where she was their biggest cheerleader. She was also involved in her church with the Relief Society as a visiting teacher.

Naoma is survived by Ernie, her husband of 53 years, and was the proud mother to four children, Mark, (Sheryl) of Provo, Tamie (TJ) and (Jason) Jeppson of South Jordan, Mike, (Rosemary) of Boise, Idaho, and Ernest Jr. of Moab. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and three step-grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren, all who were the light of her life. She is also survived by her brothers, Doug, (Janice) Sorensen of Sandy, John, (Jackie), Sorensen of American Fork, and Jerry (Julie) of Orem; and a sister, Merta Rae Andersen (Jack) Hansen.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her step-father, Andrew Larsen.

She found great joy in caring for many children throughout her life as a babysitter, day care provider, and a somewhat adopted grandma to many nieces and nephews.

There will be a viewing from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday March 7, at the Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary, 495 S. State Street in Orem, followed by a graveside service at the Provo City Cemetery.

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