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Ruth Thompson Burton

December 10, 1926 - June 19, 2015

Ruth Thompson Burton, 88, passed away Friday, June 19, 2015 at Ogden Regional Hospital.

She was born December 10, 1926,  a daughter of Dwight James and Lyda Garner Thompson in Ogden, Ut.

Ruth attended Ogden City Schools and graduated from Ogden High School.

She married F. Earl Burton On October 14, 1943 in Ogden, Utah.  Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

Ruth attended Ogden Business College and worked as a bookkeeper for the State Liquor Commission which her kids referred to as the “Licorice Store”.

As a member of the LDS Church she served in various callings throughout her life.  Mom had a great love for music and even passed up her chance to attend Julliard to fulfill her greatest calling of wife, mother, and grandmother.   Her children were the recipients of this great sacrifice for them.

She is survived by six daughters; Barbara Burnett, Cheryl Seamons, Karen (John) Buist, Valerie (Joe) Barrett, Lyda (Larry)  Rose, Susan (Tim) Cook; one son,Tim (Yuka) Burton; daughter in law, Sandy Burton; and sister, Annie (Gary) Slot.  Also surviving are 32 grandchildren, 59 great grandchildren, and six great great grandchildren.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two sons, Robert Earl and Thomas Earl; two sons in law, Mike Seamons and Bill Burnett; granddaughter, Andrea Yorgason; Brothers, James and Robert Thompson; and sister, Dorothy Anderson.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Rockcliff 7th  Ward, 300 Gramercy, Ogden, Ut.

Family will greet friends at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, on Monday, June 22, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and at the ward prior to services from 9:45-10:45 a.m.

Interment in the Aultorest Memorial Park


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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, June 22, 2015

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Leavitt’s Mortuary

836 – 36th St.

Ogden, UT

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Time: 06/29/2017 11:00 am -

Rockcliff 7th Ward


300 Gramercy, , Ogden, UT,

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Rockcliff 7th Ward

300 Gramercy

Ogden, UT

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park

836 – 36th St.

Ogden, UT

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Born: December 10, 1926
Died: June 19, 2015

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Ben Lomond High Class of 1965 posted on6/29/15

Ben Lomond High Class of 1965 sends theair Love and Condolences on the loss of your Beautiful Mother.. God Bless BLHS"65


Pat Malan Smith posted on6/29/15

Dear Cheryl, So sorry to see of your moms passing. Seeing her pretty face and reading about her life brought back many memories of our growing up years. We have been out of town for the last week----would have been to her viewing otherwise. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours at this time. Love, Pat (Malan) and Steve Smith.


Russell Johnson posted on6/25/15

Cheryl, I am sorry to hear of your mothers passing. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time. May Heavenly Father continue to bless and comfort you. Russ


Russell Johnson posted on6/25/15

Cheryl. I am so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. Please know my thoughts are with you and your family at this time. May Heavenly Father continue to bless and comfort you. Russ


Beth Anderson posted on6/23/15

We are so sad to hear of Aunt Ruth's passing. She was always so spirited and fun. She really loved her family and was a true friend. Her happy spirit will be missed. Deepest sympathies from Karl and Beth Anderson.


Janet Burton Matthews posted on6/22/15

I have fond memories of all of you. Before we left on our Mission we had a fun visit with Aunt Ruth. F


Eleanor Smith-Coy posted on6/21/15

I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts.


Eleanor Smith-Coy posted on6/21/15

I am so sorry for your loss, You will be in my thoughts.


Brent Hill posted on6/21/15

Cheryl, I am very sorry for your loss. My family will keep you in our prayers. Brent Hill


Donna Gordon posted on6/21/15

Cheryl, I remember meeting your mother at your house, and I remember she had a nice smile. I wish condolences to you and yours. Donna Ann