Our gracious mother, grandmother, and great grandmother Virginia Grace Bryan Burton returned to her heavenly home May 3, 2016. She was born December 18, 1924 to Winfrey and Eva Claire Bryan in Bryceland, Louisiana.
She married Willis Ransom Burton September 15, 1944 in Shreveport, Louisiana and they were later sealed in the Logan Temple. She is survived by her husband of 71 plus years, her children, Elizabeth Anne Popa, Mary Margaret Vidmar, Carol Sue Horn, Barbara Jean Hinckley, Eva Joyce Burton, Robert Willis Bryan Burton, (first boy, long name). Paul Douglas Burton and over 150 descendants! She was preceded in death by her daughters Virginia Lynne Almond and Glenna Prior. She was so pleased eight of her nine children graduated from B.Y.U.
Virginia lived a life of service including an LDS public affairs mission with her husband to Nashville, Tennessee and three church service missions. She was an accomplished speaker and gave memorized book reviews as long as forty five minutes. She kept a beautiful garden and canned her own fruits and vegetables. She sewed many outfits for her nine children. Her grandchildren treasure the quilts she made for them.
She loved people, not possessions and freely shared all she had, including her home. Over forty individuals or families resided in her home over the years. This was a fulfillment of a blessing that stated her home would be a place of rendezvous where people would find the strength to carry on their life's missions. She never suffered from loneliness!
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 7th at 11:00 a.m. in the Nibley LDS church, 360 West 3200 South, Nibley, Utah. A viewing will be from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at the church. She will be buried in the Cleveland, Idaho Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com
The family would like to thank her caretakers and the hospice staff at the Cache Valley Assisted Living in Providence, Utah. The family sends a heartfelt thank you to the Louisiana Bryan relatives. Oh how we needed the sweet southern Grace you sent our way!