Dr. Norman H. Fawson

Fine & Performing Arts

Dr. Norman H. Fawson

A New Year’s baby born January 1, 1939, Fawson is a St. George native who while during his two years at Dixie College, was more than the average academic student as he became well rounded and balanced through service to others. He was a member of the Dixie College String Quartet and Dixie College Orchestra under the baton of Dr. Ronald Garner. He played in the pit orchestra for musicals directed by Dr. Marion Bentley, and served as stage manager for Delta Psi Omega. In addition, Fawson served as the X-Club President, sports editor for the Dixie Sun newspaper and business manager for the yearbook. He was also a member of the Dixie College tennis team and was the Valedictorian for his 1958 graduating class.

Following military service and a church mission to Canada, Norman graduated from the University of Utah in Genetics and was a member of the University Symphony Orchestra. In 1966 he graduated from the University of Utah College of Medicine. After his internship and general practice residency in Ogden, Utah, he returned to St. George where he enjoyed a 40-year family medical practice and served as a hospital chief of staff and board member, president of the Southern Utah Medical Society, medical director of the Rocky Mountain Hospice and the St. George Metro Treatment Center, and as a Deputy Utah State Medical Examiner. Fawson has always had a passion for music and orchestra in his life. In 1980, he co-founded the Southwest Symphony Orchestra, and has been a violist with them ever since. He also plays with the Southwest Symphony Strings, and is the director of the annual Bach and Mozart festivals. He is a violin and viola instructor for Washington County School District. Fawson is the father of seven children.