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Obituary for Sally Ann Burson

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Sally Ann Burson

January 4, 1948 - July 15, 2014

Sally Ann Burson
January 4, 1948 ~ July 15, 2014

Sally Ann Burson, 66, walked through Heaven’s Gate on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, after being surrounded by her family.

Sally was a beloved wife, mother, sister, and grandma. She will be missed by everyone who traveled through life with her. Sally had an infectious personality and once you became her friend, you were always her friend.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Michiel (Mikey) Burson, and children, Chris Burson, Natalie Goodwin (Brian), Sabrina Moulding (Travis), honorary daughter Amy Ann Spiers (Doug), sisters Diane Stringer (Dave), Eileen Nicholas (John), and her most precious babies, her grandkids, Isaac, Abigail, Troy, Matthew, and McKenna.

Sally is preceded in death by her parents.

Special thanks from the family goes out to the angels dressed in scrubs at Rocky Mountain Care Facility in Clearfield, Utah and the amazing team of doctors at Huntsman Cancer Institute.

A Memorial Service in her honor will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at 11:00 am, at Alpine Church – Riverdale Campus, located at 5050 S 1275 W, Riverdale, Utah.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to to help fund research to find a cure for ALS, which is near and dear to our family.

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Arrangements under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary.



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Date: Saturday, July 19, 2014

Time: 11:00 am -

Alpine Church-Riverdale Campus


5050 S 1275 W, , Riverdale, UT,

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Born: January 4, 1948
Died: July 15, 2014

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Robert E. Corlett posted on 7/22/14

Dear Mike & Family: Sally was my cousin, 4 years younger than me. Her mother, Margaret, was my mother's sister. My earliest memories of her date back to a time when they lived in Renton, Washington, in what I recall to be the "Renton Housing Project." When her family moved to Utah we lost touch. I recall her as being kind and friendly. She seemed to always be in such good spirits and was fun to be around. My thoughts and prayers are with Mike and the family. With Love and Sympathy, Cousin Bob, and Pam


Betty uhrig posted on 7/20/14

Sally Burson was my niece and I spent a lot of time with her when she was a baby and a little girl. She always had a smile and a sweet personality and I baby sat her and her sisters . Once I took her with me to my high school when we needed a child for my Home Ec class. I remember her little hand in mine and how excited she was to be going to school. I miss that little girl and the lovely woman she became. My deepest sympathy to Mike And the family. Love,Aunt Betty


Carrol Dandoy posted on 7/20/14

So sorry for your loss. My you and your family be comforted during this difficult time. Bob and Carrol Dandoy


Robert Shaffer posted on 7/19/14

Mikey and Family we were honored to meet Sally, when we went to lunch with Mikey and Sally in Riverdale. She is in a better place free from pain, and worrys. May she RIP. Robert & Shirley Shaffer


Diane and David Stringer posted on 7/19/14

Dearest Mike, Christopher, Natalie and Sabrina, I am so proud of you all for the love and gentle care you gave to Sally. She was the sweetest Spirit and the most loving big sister. I treasure the memories of her love and laughter. I don't know of many big sisters that would watch Saturday morning cartoons with the baby sister, teach me to color "in the lines and shade properly", allow me to hang out with her and the boyfriends-in her teen years. She let me love each of her babies as they were born and trusted me to take them on adventures. She consented to go to Disneyland with me, for the first time, so we could connect as adults while celebrating the inner child in each of us. I am proud to have been there to watch her wonder at her first airplane ride and her happy tears at hearing Jiminy Cricket singing "When You Wish Upon a Star". She has been an example of courage as she fought this courageous battle with grace and beauty. I am so blessed to have been her sister and will love her forever. DIane and family


Heidi (Medina) Taylor posted on 7/19/14

My thoughts and prayers are with all of your family. I pray that you are comforted by God's grace and know that he will walk with you during your struggles. Sally always brought a smile to me with her free spirit and fun laughter. I am sure she is now in God's hands looking down on all of you with a smile of joy and pride. Her spirit will be missed by all that crossed her path. I know that she will be missed by mine.


Michele & John Medina posted on 7/19/14

We'll always remember what a colorful person Sally was and never forget that infectious laugh. Our prayers and best wishes for all the family. John & Michele


Ray & Aleta Cassell posted on 7/19/14

Mikey and family. So sorry for your loss. We are sure that she is in a better place and knowing that will provide you with comfort and peace at this time.


Charity DeSpain posted on 7/19/14

Mikey and family, I have only just met you such a short time ago and my heart goes out to you. I watched the tribute video. BEAUTIFUL!!!. It let me see a part of your family I would have loved to known. I think about your family everyday ever since we met at our ALS benefit. Such a strong family. Please keep in touch and stay strong one day at a time. I love you all, Charity


Jim & Shauna Hodges posted on 7/18/14

Mikey & family, So sorry for you all. But happy that Sally is in a better place. If you need anything, please call. We loved Sally so much! Gonna miss her laughs. Love you too Mikey! Hugs, Jim & Shauna Hodges


Judy Tubbs Marvin posted on 7/18/14

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet wife and mother. Everytime I met and talked with her she always had a smile on her face and her zest and love of life and family was evident. My prayers are with your family at this time.


Betty Lou Visser posted on 7/18/14

Dear Mike and Family, You have all been in our prayers and we pray that God gives you peace, comfort, and the knowledge that Sally is resting in the Lord's arms, at peace and no longer in pain. She was a beautiful person. The memories I have of her are vivid and the times we shared together as children will never be forgotten. We stayed together and played together as children, and although we lost touch with each other for a period of time, and distance separated us, she was, and never will be, far from my heart. God's peace and blessings to each and every one of you. Love, Cousin, Betty Lou and Les


Charlotte Argyle posted on 7/18/14

Sally was a wonderful person - she was fun, caring, and always so strong. I had the privilege of working with her in the mid 80's on the PTA Board at North Park Elementary. She loved her own children, as well as the others she worked with and for. It was so easy to become her friend as she was so caring and kind. In the late 90's she worked with me at a publishing company, and she brightened the office and my days. For thirty years I have appreciated, respected and loved this woman! I will miss running into her and catching up. My thoughts and love to her family for the gap she has left in their lives.


linda jones-lewis posted on 7/18/14

I went to school with Sally. Have very nice memories of her. So sorry for the family and their grief. My husband's first wife of 40 years was also lost to als. Hopefully our contributions will help find the cure so much needed. Good memories -hold them tight.


Pesek Family posted on 7/18/14

Our deepest condolences go out to your family at this sad time. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.


Kathi (Egbert) Peterson posted on 7/17/14

So sorry for your loss, Mikey and family. May The Lord provide you with strength and comfort through this difficult time.


Peggy Adams posted on 7/17/14

So sorry to hear this. She was a very nice lady.


John & Adrienne Moore posted on 7/17/14

Our hearts go out to you, dear Mikey, and family. May God bless, and keep you, and give you fond memories of Sally.


Frankie and Manuel Martinez posted on 7/17/14

Mikey we are so sorry to have heard about Sally. You and her will always be in our hearts forever. Love Frankie and Manuel