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Erekson, Norman Toone, 1930-2014

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1930-2014

Biographical History

Norman Toone Erekson (1930-2014) was a Mormon veterinarian in Utah, the husband of Annie P. Erekson, and the Colonel of the reenaction group "The Mormon Batallion Association."

Norman Toone Erekson was born the eldest son of Irene Toone and Zelph Young Erekson in Salt Lake City on May 10, 1930. While he spent most of his childhood in Mantua, Utah, in 1942 the family moved to Holladay, where he attended high school. After graduation, he served a two-year mission in New England and, within two years from his return to Utah, he married his wife Annie Paul in the Salt Lake Temple on July 11, 1952.

After their marriage, Norman persued a career as a veterinarian--which took the couple to Iowa (where he attended university), Chicago, and eventually Richmond, Utah--where he opened the North Cache Veterinary Clinic which he worked for 26 years. During this time, the couple also raised six children and five foster children and served in various callings in the church from Senior Missionaries in places like Australia and Wisconsin and as a temple sealer. Bewteen 2004 and 2011, he served with his wife in the Mormon Batallion Association, where he served as Commander and Colonel of the group. On December 20, 2014, Norman passed away in his home in Richmond.

Citation

Logan herald journal, Dec. 25, 2014 (Norman Toone Erekson; d. Dec. 20, 2014; b. May 10, 1930 in Salt Lake City, Utah; parents: Irene Toone and Zelph Young Erekson; eldest of five sons; raised in Mantua, moved to Holladay in 1942; 1948, graduated from Granite High; served mission for Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to New England; m. July 11, 1952 to Annie Paul in Salt Lake Temple; 1959, graduated from Iowa State University, Veterinary Medicine; worked as vet at Chicago horse race tracks for one year; est. North Cache Veterinary Clinic in Richmond, Utah, worked 26 years; Assistant State Veterinarian in Utah, 11 years; served missions with Annie to Australia, Wisconsin, and Ogden Temple; served as bishop twice; National Commander of the Mormon Battalion; pilot, volunteer fireman, outdoorsman and avid genealogist)

The Valiant, Summer-Fall 2004 (Listed as Colonel and Commander of the Mormon Batallion Organization)

The Valiant, 2011 (Still listed as Colonel of the group when quoting something that Erekson stated in 2009)

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Norman Toone and Annie P. Erekson papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 8840
Scope and Contents Contains materials pertaining to the life of Norman Toone Erekson. Included are journals written by both Norman and his wife Annie detailing their everyday life, important church events (i.e. baptisms), etc; floppy and Zip disks containing files including Word documents on Church historical topics; and slides which include pictures on various trips the family has made including to Bangkok, Saigon, Greece, and Seattle. Materials dated 1938-2010.
Dates: 1938-2010

Norman Toone and Annie P. Erekson journals, 1977-2010

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8840 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains journals written by both Norman T. and Annie P. Erekson and floppy and Zip disks made by Norman T. Erekson. The journals include commentaries on Erekson family's everyday life as well as documentation pertaining to important topics in his life--such as his childrens' baptismal services. The floppy and Zip disks included in the collection contain files on Church historical topics as well as software Erekson used on his computer. Materials dated 1977-2010.
Dates: 1977-2010

Norman Toone Erekson slides, 1938-1974

 Series — Carton: 8
Identifier: MSS 8840 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains glass/film slides pertaining to important various vacations the Erekson family took. Included locations the family traveled to include Australia, Seattle, Saigon, Greece, and Paris. Materials dated 1938-1974.
Dates: 1938-1974