Nortica Ella Cluff Barker
1926 — 2018
Nortica Ella Cluff Barker of Mapleton, Utah, passed away on December 20, 2018 at the age of 92.
Nortica was born on November 1, 1926 in Heber Utah to Spencer Marion and Opal Mae Wilson Cluff. After her mother gave birth to a second child, Richard, Opal passed away due to complication of child birth. Spencer remarried Nina Porter who raised Nortica along with 7 additional children in Provo, Utah.
Nortica married her eternal companion, Norman Barker on July 13, 1946. They had four children, Carie (Dan) Morgan, Mary Katherine (Gordon) Bills, Michael (Bonnie), and Gary (Melanie). They have 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 2 great, great-grandchildren.
Nortica was preceded in death by her husband Norman, a brother, Marion, her parents, Spencer, Opal and stepmother, Nina, brother-in-law Dale Cazier. She is survived by her children, and siblings, Richard Kirk(Joy), Jerry Cluff (Linda), Nelda Cazier, Seloma Porter (Lynn), Jack Cluff (Beverly) and one sister-in-law, Marie West.
Nortica was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints until health issues made it difficult to serve. She was a primary teacher, served on the Stake Primary Board, a Relief Society President, and Young Women’s President along with many other callings. She was an excellent seamstress and made a variety of clothes for her children. Both she and her husband, Norman, had an amazing work ethic. They always worked hard, keeping a neat and clean home, yard and garden.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 27, at the Mapleton LDS meeting house 31 West Maple Street at 11:00 am. There will be a viewing Wednesday, December 26, at the Wheeler Mortuary in Mapleton, 82 West 400 North from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and one hour prior to services on Thursday. Interment will be at the Springville Evergreen Cemetery. Condolences may be sent at www.wheelermortuaries.com.
We wish to give a special thanks to the wonderful staff at Canyon Home Care & Hospice for the sweet, loving, tender care they gave to our mother, especially Jessica and Karley. You were our angels.