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Jimmie C. Norton December 31, 1953 - June 23, 2023

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Jimmie C. Norton Funeral Service

Jim C. Norton, a remarkable individual who set the bar high in every aspect of his life, passed away on June 23, 2023, in Santaquin, Utah. As a son, husband, father, grandpa, friend, and artist he exemplified unwavering passion and an unyielding desire to be the best.

He was born on December 31, 1953, in Price, Utah to Gaye Fausett and James LeRoy Norton. Growing up as the eldest of six siblings, Jim’s childhood was marked by adventure as he moved with his family to various towns including Sunnyside, Utah, Carlsbad, New Mexico, Moab, Utah, Rock Springs, Wyoming, and Lyman, Wyoming.

After graduating from high school, Jim embarked on a two-year journey as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in the Great Australian West Mission. Upon his return, Jim married the love of his life, Pamela Sue Majeska on December 30, 1975. They have four children: Nathaniel Norton (Alyson), Jonathan Norton, Braden Norton (Toinnett), and Amanda Boshard (Adam).

Jim gained worldwide recognition for his exceptional talent as a western artist. His unique and captivating depictions of the West, both in historical and contemporary contexts, established him as a true master of his craft. Through his use of painterly colors, Jim breathed life into the stunning vistas and landscapes that adorned his canvas. His art was a reflection of his personal experiences, capturing the essence of living and traveling in the West while collaborating with cowboys and Native Americans.

Beyond his artistic pursuits, Jim’s greatest joy and fulfillment were found in the embrace of his family and friends. He cherished every moment spent at Lake Powell with loved ones creating memories. Passionate about playing and watching sports, he devoted countless hours coaching his children. He found solace at his cabin near Robertson, Wyoming, where he found inspiration and a deep connection to the land he loved.

Jim’s fun and vibrant spirit touched the lives of all who knew him, leaving an indelible mark on his family, friends, and the artistic community he wholeheartedly embraced. His unwavering dedication to his wife, children, and seven adored grandchildren: Nataly, Tayvin, Kash, Lucy, Jordié, Afton, and Georgia was a testament to his boundless love and devotion.

The legacy of Jim C. Norton will endure through his lasting impact on the art world, his dedication to his family, and his unwavering zest for life. He leaves behind a wealth of inspiration for others.

Jim was preceded in death by his father Jim Norton, his brother Dennie Norton, and his father-in-law and mother-in-law William W. Majeska and Georgia Majeska.

In loving memory of Jim C. Norton, he will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, at Walker Funeral Home, 587 South 100 West, in Payson, Utah. Visitation will be on Monday, June 26, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Santaquin City Cemetery, 100 East 300 South, Santaquin, Utah.

In lieu of flowers please donate in Jim’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association.


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Monday, June 26, 2023
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Walker Funeral Home
587 South 100 West
Payson, Utah



Tuesday, June 27, 2023
10:00 a.m.
Walker Funeral Home
587 South 100 West
Payson, Utah



Tuesday, June 27, 2023
Santaquin City Cemetery
100 East 300 South
Santaquin, Utah



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    Rebecca Peery says

    I’m so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a great man with many talents! I will forever cherish the times he let me watch him paint in his studio, and the critique he’d give me on my art. I valued and respected his opinion and am saddened deeply for his loss.
    I also enjoyed the times he came over to talk ‘Pigeon’ with Hal. He was who Hal looked up to and revered when it came to pigeons. Jim had the BEST and he was extremely generous with Hal and anyone else who shared his passion for the pigeon racing sport.
    My thoughts and prayers are for his family, and those who loved and will miss him. 🙏🏻❤️

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    McKay Robbins says

    Jim was an amazing man who has an amazing legacy. He was so fun to be around and always brought energy for any event. I remember sledding down the tube hill he made by his house, painting our faces for football games and his lenses changing into sunglasses coming inside from sneaking out at church 😂. Jim you will be missed. Thank you for always being you!

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    Kim Scott says

    I had no idea . My condolences.

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    Gerald J Fritzler says

    We are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing! He was an old NWR friend and fellow artist that we always enjoy! He will be missed! We are proud to have a couple of his paintings in our collection! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time!

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    Bill Rey says

    Our hearts are heavy with the news of Jim’s passing. We spent many great times together on the Diamond Tail Ranch in Colorado , the CAA shows and annual trail rides….. He certainly left a mark as a great husband and father and of which his deep love was so evident…. I will forever beat his drum in the art world to make sure he is revered and remembered for the great artist he was…. I feel so very fortunate to have known Jim and Pam and to have shared time over the years.

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    H and EdnaMae Holden says

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Jim was a great artist with so much talent and humor. He will be missed.

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    Troy Peterson says

    Pam and family, I was so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I have many memories of working for Jim as a young man. My most recent experience with Jim was being in your home with him discussing a painting of an elk he was working on. I always considered him a friend and enjoyed his calm demeanor anytime we ran into each other. Jim knew how to work, and how to have fun.

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