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Obituary for Gerald “Jerry” Wright Burton

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Gerald “Jerry” Wright Burton

January 2, 1941 - September 29, 2013

Gerald (Jerry) Wright Burton returned to his father in Heaven to join his loved ones waiting for him on September 29, 2013.
Jerry was born January 2, 1941 to Walton R. Burton and Melba Wright Burton.
He married his eternal love Annette Crabtree in the Salt Lake Temple on November 7, 1963.
They were blessed with two sons Scott G. Burton and Mickael W. Burton (deceased) and a daughter Lori Kim Burton (Drandakis). They had great pride in their grandchildren, Briana and Kosta Drandakis.
Their family was everything to them!
Jerry has a brother Steve W. Burton and a sister Maureen Burton Haag.
Jerry retired from DDO (Defense Depot Ogden) after 29 years of dedicated service.
During his life he was with the East Layton Police force and was a volunteer in the Riverdale Fire Department, serving as a training captain for many years.
He was truly ‘proud’ to be an American. He retired from the Utah Air National Guard, U.S.A.F., after 32 years of military service.
Family and friends may gather at Leavitt’s Mortuary at 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah on Friday, October 4, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Interment will be held at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park at a later date.
Thank you for your loving care and support!


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Date: Friday, October 4, 2013

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary & Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

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Born: January 2, 1941
Died: September 29, 2013

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Ronnie Petersen posted on 10/4/13

Ann, Scott and Kim. I don't know what to say. Please know you are all in my prayers and I hope to see you all tonight. Your Father was good man and I'm honored to have known him. See you soon.


Melissa (Flaig) Zampedri posted on 10/3/13

Kim....I am so sorry to hear about your dad! Seeing his picture reminded me of good times with all of you! My heart goes out to you. Love always...Melissa


Pat and Matt Dillon posted on 10/3/13

Annette, Scott and Kim and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Jerry was a good friend and neighbor, remember the times that his band would practice in the garage and we could enjoy the beautiful music. He will be greatly missed in the neighborhood. Also for the many times you and Jerry took care of our cats, thank you.


Evonna Chatelain posted on 10/1/13

Dearest Annette and family, With tears in my eyes, I send you my love and sympathy. We will so miss Jerry. What fun we had dancing at the Golden Hours. Whenever I hear "our" fifties music I think of you and Jerry. May God comfort you in your time of grief. Can't wait to give you a hug!!