In Memory

Norene Graham (Paugh Doxey)

Norene Graham (Paugh Doxey)


Norene Graham Paugh Doxey

April 2, 1944 ~ December 17, 2010

OGDEN, Utah -

Norene Graham Paugh Doxey, Passed away Friday, December 17, 2010 at the Aspen Care Center in Ogden. Norene was born April 2, 1944 in Ogden at the old Dee Hospital, a daughter of Orville and Olga Smith Graham. She was a member of the LDS Church.

Norene attended school in Huntsville, Utah through 9th grade and graduated from Weber High School in 1962.

Norene's 8th Grade Yearbook Picture, Valley Jr. High School

(We have no post-Weber photos of Norene, but would appreciate any submissions)

She attended Weber State University and Utah State University where she got her BS and Master's degrees in Home Economics. She taught at Madison Elementary, Ben Lomond High, Weber High, Roy High, South Jr. High and Rocky Mountain Jr. high, retiring in 1996.

Norene married W.C. (Bill) Paugh December 17, 1965. They later divorced. She married Clinton Ray Doxey on November 21, 1974. They later divorced.

Norene enjoyed her catering business for weddings and open houses. She made friends easlily and loved doing for others. Her dogs were like family. She loved her Basenjis dearly.

Norene was survived by three sisters, Rena (Mack) Stallings of Eden; Nelda (Lee) Price, of North Ogden; and Annette Harris of Ogden. And by two brothers, Wayne (Lillian) Grahm of Livermore, CA; and Lee (Mary Ellen) Graham of St. George, Utah. She was preceded in death by both parents (Orville Robert Graham, 1902 - 1972, and Olga Smith Graham, 1904 - 1979) and by two nephews, Scott Graham and Kris Graham.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 21, at 11 a.m. at the Larkin & Sons Mortuary, 496 24th St., Ogden, where friends were invited to call Monday December 20 from 6 to 7 p.m. and Tuesday one hour prior to services.

Interment was in Eden Mountain View Cemetery, Eden, Utah.

The family would like to thank Kelly's staff at Aspen Care Center for the good care they took with Norene.

This is Norene's Entry from the 1982 20th Year Class Reunion Book:

Obituary taken from - originally published in the Ogden (Utah) Standard Examiner.  The Class Committee extends appreciation to Classmates Earl Henstra, Richard Crawford and James Keller for finding, furnishing and preparing these materials for posting. 


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03/28/12 11:54 PM #1    

Lois Ann Clawson (Ward)

Norene Graham Doxey was set free from the ravages of Alzheimer's Disease in December, 2010. She was buried on December 22, 2010. I was fortunate enough to attend her memorial service and share some of our memories.

She went to USU after graduating with the rest of us. She received her degree in Elementary Ed and Home Ec. She began teaching 5th grade at the old Madison Elementary School. She met and married Bill Paugh (he was a member of the Air Force stationed at Hill AFB). They later divorced. Sometime later she married Clark Doxey. She told me she knew she was in trouble the night they got married when he asked her if she minded if they took his folks with them on their honeymoon. They later divorced.

She enjoyed working in the Ogden School district teaching elementary grades for about 5 years. She spent approximately 15 years at Ben Lomond High School teaching Home Ec - Foods.

Norene enjoyed snow mobiling and always had at least one dog. She said dogs were easier to raise than kids. Besides, she had children all day long each school day.

She went to Weber State to get her Masters Degree in the early 80's. It's amazing what we put outselves through to earn more money. She had a catering business and truly enjoyed making food that not only tasted good but was beautifufl to look at.

Norene was a loyal friend and pround to be a Weber High School Alumnus. During her career, she traveled many places for conferences and seminars. She always tried to make these events close to one or more of her former classmates or a friend she made at work or in a social setting. She made many friends and associates feel so special because of her visits. We were both single for many years and we had a lot of fun together. I miss her.

Submitted by Lois Ann Clawson Ward

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