Norval Craig Jesperson

Norval Craig Jesperson, 86, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away peacefully in his home on September 27, 2016. Norval was born on September 30, 1929, and led an amazing and full life.

In 1952, he married the love of his life, Sybil Norma Lamoreaux, for time and eternity in the Mesa Arizona Temple. He traveled the world and spoke several languages. He was a successful Attorney and Judge, and was passionate about Missionary work. He was very active in the LDS church and held many positions throughout his life including serving as a Mission President in Peru from 1977 – 1980.

He is survived by: his three children, Jennifer Scott (Raymond), Jill Mowery (Jim) and Spencer Jesperson (LoraLee); fifteen grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren; and siblings, Beverly Porter, Lauralee Sorensen, LeLand Jesperson, David Jesperson and Pamela Rarick.

He was preceded in death by: his wife, Sybil Jesperson; parents, William Leroy Jesperson and Grace Mae Jesperson; and siblings, Bill Jesperson, Ronda Puckett, Grace Despain and Arlyn Jesperson.

Funeral services for Norval will be conducted Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., with a visitation prior to services at 9:00 a.m., at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Fraser Ward Chapel, 933 N. Brown Road, Mesa, Arizona.

Concluding graveside services will follow at 4:00 p.m., in the Central Cemetery, with military honors being conferred by the Gila Valley Veterans Honor Guard. Norval will be laid to rest next to his sweet wife, Sybil Norma Lamoreaux Jesperson, who passed in 2012.

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Arrangements are entrusted to Vining Funeral Home.