Helen Maria Kuhre Burton passed away after a short illness on June 18, 2017 in Santa Rosa, CA. Born on September 10, 1926 to Newell John Kuhre and Ruth Marie Jeremy in Salt Lake City, UT. She married Lyman Self Burton on September 20, 1946 in the Salt Lake Temple. She was a loving mother to five children: Michael, Susan, Kristin, Mark and Scott. She worked for many years as a librarian/media center coordinator at Riverview Junior High School in Murray, UT. She passed on her life-long love of books and reading to her children and grandchildren. She had a love of learning and a curiosity about the world around her. She held many positions throughout her lifetime in the LDS Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lyman; her daughter, Susan Burton Ossana; and her granddaughter, Autumn Ossana Mitchell. She is survived by four children, ten grandchildren, and twenty-one great grandchildren.
The family wants to thank the Hospice and Palliative Care Unit at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital for their extraordinary care and the kindness shown to her in her last days. Private interment in Salt Lake City, UT.