Connie Fae Fordham Ormond, 70, was a happy, determined, tough and hardworking woman. In 2019 she was diagnosed with liver cancer and that battle ended with her death on February 9, 2021 at her home in Pleasant Grove, Utah.
In life, she was our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend and even parted by death, those relationships continue. Connie was born December 16, 1950 in American Fork, Utah to Blake and Fay Fordham. She grew up in the Little Denmark neighborhood of Pleasant Grove in the Timpanogos 4th & 5th Wards of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Connie had five older siblings when she was born and was followed by another brother and sister. She grew up in Pleasant Grove and attended school at Grovecrest Elementary, Pleasant Junior High and Pleasant Grove High School.
She married her childhood sweetheart, Raymond Scott Ormond, in the Salt Lake Temple on September 12, 1969. For several years before their marriage and through the many years since, they have been inseparable.
Connie and Ray made their first home in Kentucky, near Fort Knox, where Ray was stationed and it was there that they welcomed their first son. Over the years, they welcomed three more children into their family.
Connie was always Ray's greatest support throughout all his endeavors. She experienced all the uncertainties that come with having a husband in the Army and Air Force. One of those was travelling to and from Germany, a round trip of more than 10,000 miles, alone with their baby to keep the family together while Ray was stationed there. She also spent many late nights typing Ray's papers while he earned his degree.
Her adventures weren't always quite so challenging, of course, considering that many of them included 4 rambunctious kids, these adventures may have been more challenging than she let on! She enjoyed their spontaneous camping, fishing and sightseeing adventures driving around the country. These spontaneous adventures began before they married and continued until just weeks ago.
Over the years Connie worked for Bailey's sewing toys and clothes until she started working for Alpine School District as a part-time assistant. She continued working for Alpine as the school librarian at Greenwood Elementary and finally as the financial secretary at Mountain Ridge and Timberline Junior Highs.
Connie loved working with school faculty and students but even more, she loved serving others in the Primary, Young Womens and Relief Society of the church. Whether through church service or just through being a friend, Connie was always generous with her love and over the years, there would be many who thought of her as a bonus mom and grandma and a treasured friend.
As much as she loved her friends and family, her greatest loves were her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She celebrated all their victories and ached for their challenges.
Connie is preceded in death by her parents, Blake and Fay Fordham, and Ray's parents, Raymond and Hannah Ormond. She is also preceded by four brothers and sisters: Larry Fordham, Don & Beverly Fordham and Wendy Mills.
She is survived by her loving husband, Raymond Scott Ormond, four children—Ramdas Tyran (Shanna) Ormond, Wayne Scott (Michelle) Ormond, Madoc Michael Ormond and Raymond Blake (Heather) Ormond and by her 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters—LuAnn (Larry) Fordham, Gerry & Angie Fordham, Bev & Bill Jarvis, Steve & Nila Fordham, Howard (Wendy) Mills and Todd & Lori Fordham. As well as Ray's sisters—Lucy Ormond, Charlotte & Brent Ormond-Hines and too many cousins, nieces and nephews to name.
Funeral services for family will be held Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. in the Timpanogos Stake Center Chapel, 800 N 100 W, Pleasant Grove, UT. Family and friends may attend a viewing from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. prior to the services. Due to Covid 19 restrictions, masks and social distancing are required. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com. For those who would like to watch the services from home, please click on the link provided above.
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