Nortica Ella (Cluff) Barker

November 1, 1926 ~ December 20, 2018 (age 92)

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, and brother-in-law Dale Cazier.

She is survived by her children, and siblings, Richard Kirk (Joy), Nelda Cazier,

Jerry Cluff (Linda), Jack Cluff (Beverly), Seloma Porter (Lynn), Ron Cluff (Alicia),

Karla Sorensen (Lynn) 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 cloths 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


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.

Recording of Service

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