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Jacquelyn Carruth Butler Burton

09/08/1943 - 09/21/2018
Service Date: 09/29/2018
Service Time: 10am
Service Location: Citrus Heights Stake Center, 2549 N. 32nd St., Mesa, AZ, 85213
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery

Jacquelyn Carruth Butler Burton passed away at home surrounded by her family following a short illness on Friday, the 21st of September, 2018. She was born on the 8th of September, 1943 in Payson, Utah to Lawrence F. Butler and Marguerite Carruth Butler and graduated from Payson, High School in 1961. Jacque married Ronald C. Burton, her high school sweetheart, in the Salt Lake Temple for time and all eternity. Jacque is the mother of 4 children Eric (Kelly) Burton, Andrew Burton, Stephanie (Gary) Allen, Stacy (Chris) Hoerchler. She has 10 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren.

As a young mother, Jacque worked tirelessly to help her husband complete undergraduate school at the University of Utah and the Medical School at The George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. She was highly regarded as a secretary in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Medical School.

Jacque was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and dedicated her life to her family and to service within the church as well as in her community. She was very politically active and served a major role in several political campaigns, both national and local. Jacque served faithfully in many callings in the church including Primary President, Young Women’s President, Ward and Stake Relief Society President, and Temple Ordinance Worker. She served two missions alongside her husband Ronald C. Burton. She was very supportive of the missionaries and earned their undying love and respect through her compassion, insightful counsel, and love of service to them as they endeavored to complete an honorable mission.

Jacque loved the Lord with all her heart and reflected that love in all the interactions she had with others throughout her life. She was blessed with the special ability to inspire and encourage everyone, especially the downtrodden and weary. Her family feels so very blessed by her tireless love and service to them. All members of her family knew that she was endowed with wisdom, through the promptings of the Holy Spirit, and would always give them just the right advice. There will never be another Jacque. She was preceded in death by her son, Andrew Scott Burton.

A viewing will be held from 6-8 pm on Friday, the 28th of September, 2018 at the Citrus Heights Stake Center 2549 N 32nd St. Mesa, AZ, 85213. At the same location on Saturday, the 29th of September, 2018 there will be an additional viewing at 9am followed by funeral services at 10am.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Missionary Fund and/or the Aira #DoMore JAB Fund which empowers people who are blind/low vision with assistive technology to enhance their independence and success.

The family would like to thank Banner Hospital, Dr. Andrew Grade, the entire Banner Nursing Staff as well as Reflections Hospice. With special thanks to Dr. Khalid Shirif and Alex Lyons, R.N. a special angel on earth, for their tender loving care of our sweet Wife and Mother.


  • Randy and Nanette Eberhardt

    Please accept our deepest sympathies and condolences. Praying you find comfort during this difficult time.

  • Brigette Willuams

    I am so sad and surprised to hear this. I will remember the love she always gave to me and my family. Thank you for the great example you always been. You are with Andrew, what a great reunion. I will miss you

  • Grant and Bicki Massey

    We are heartbtoken for the Burton family and extend heartfelt condolences. We will keep you in our prayers.

  • Mark & Alonna Randall

    We are so sorry to hear of Jacque’s passing. She was a beautiful woman and friend. We feel honored to have known her and Ron in the Young Adult Stake. We felt an immediate kinship. May Ron and the family feel the peace of the Comforter at this difficult time, and know that we love you! Mark & Alonna Randall

  • Greg and Myrtle Scott

    Ron, So sorry to hear of Jacques passing. When I talked to you a few weeks ago, I had no idea she was so ill. Our thoughts and love go out to you and your family. She was a beautiful and elite lady and will certainly be missed.

  • Ron and Brenda Heilig

    I was in total shock when I saw this news online this morning. We had no idea Jacque was sick. We lost track when Jacque left FB and I missed her terribly. We are so thankful our paths crossed when we served in the Oakland/San Francisco Mission with them and were blessed with a trip to Israel with them after our mission. Wish we lived closer so we could attend the funeral. Our prayers for comfort go out to Ron and family. Love, Ron and Brenda Heilig

  • Kataina Taukeiaho

    I am speechless when i heard about this tragic news. I am truly honored to meet her in person while serving my mission. She is & was a loving and caring sister ! What i loved about here is her beautiful smile and her powerful testimony that she shared about her Savior. Heaven is in great joy to receive such a lovely angel. My prayers goes out to you and your family ! Love you Sister Burton. RIL . . My Condolences.

  • Ron, my heart is saddened to hear that our beautiful Jacque has passed away. Please know my love and prayers are with you and your family.❤

  • Stacy,
    I am so very sorry to hear this. Losing your mother is very hard and this appears so quick. I know our Savior will wrap His arms around you at this most difficult time.
    Praying for you and family.
    Families are forever ❤❤❤❤

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences and prayers for comfort during this time of mourning. God bless your family and all who knew this beautiful woman. May she rest in peace.

  • Eric and Kelly – keeping you and your entire family in our thoughts and prayers. I hope in time you will find great comfort in your amazing memories.

  • Mark & Jean Whitney

    Ron — our support and condolences to you and your family at this difficult time in your lives. From Arlington Virginia to SLC Utah, then to finally meet and get to know you and Jacque in Mesa Arizona — we love and appreciate your good example and friendship. Mark and Jean Whitney, Highland Utah

  • Jacque you are an amazing person and I will miss you dearly. You had a special way of making us feel special and making us feel like we could accomplish anything. I will miss all the wonderful memories we made with you over the years. It’s still hard for me to realize you are not physical here with us but I know you are still watching and looking out for us. I love you and will miss not having Nana around anymore.

  • Gary and Charleen Felt

    Ron and family – We are so sorry to hear of Jacque’s passing. We cherish the time we had serving with you both in the CA Oakland-San Francisco Mission. Wish we were closer to AZ so we could at least give you a hug. All our love, Gary and Charleen.

  • Caroline Krylborn

    I send my sincere condolence to your family! I’m so sad to hear about these news but I pray that your family will be filled with peace in this time of grief. Looking at the picture reminds me of how Sister Burton always had the biggest smile on her face and twinkles in her eyes. She was always so willing to help us with missionary work and to be there for. She is truly a wonderful and remarkable person that I admire that I know have been a huge influence in peoples lives.
    Caroline Krylborn

  • I was saddened by the news of Jacque being called home. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. It was such a blessing to serve with you and Jacque in the California Oakland/San Francisco mission. You were so kind to me and your dear wife had a special way of making you think you were special. She was a blessing to me in ways that only the Lord and I will know but I shall be eternally grateful that my life was touched by hers. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you Ron and your family. She loved you all dearly. May you feel the sweet peace that only the Gospel can bring at a difficult time like this.

  • Dr.Burton, I am so sorry to receive the news about Jacque. My prayers are with you, your children, grandchildren, and great grandkids. She has left a heritage.

  • Janet and Tom Edrington

    Tom and I were sorry to hear of the passing of the lovely and very, very kind Jacque Burton. Our prayers, condolences, and love to you and your family.

  • My condolences to the family. Sister Burton left an indelible impression of grace and love. We were lucky to have her serve with us.

  • Tom and Cheryl Kirby

    There are some people who come into our lives that, no matter how many years pass that you don’t see them, leave an indelible mark that comes to mind at the very thought of them. Jacque was one of those people. She was genuine, caring, compassionate and positive with always a word of encouragement. Her smile could brighten the room and her sincerity make you feel like you were her best friend. What a loss to those she loved and who loved her. Our hearts are so saddened by this news , Ron. May the love and memories you shared through all those years give you and your family comfort and peace and help you get through this very difficult time. So sorry we are out of the country for the service. Our thoughts will be with you. Our deepest sympathy, Tom and Cheryl

  • So many pleasant memories of serving in the Mesa temple with Sister Burton and she was a Wonderful Lady. I am so sorry for your loss, May God bless your family this difficult time.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Jacque’s passing. At this time of sorrow, may you find peace and comfort in the beautiful memories that you and your family have of Jacque. And may you find the comfort that comes from knowing that life is eternal and that families are forever. Kathy Craig and family

  • I always loved Jacque and appreciated her leadership in our stake and her sense of style. She was a classy lady and I’m so sorry to hear of her passing. My love to you and your family.

  • Ron and family,
    We are devastated to hear this sad news. Our memories of Jacque are dear and sweet – and many. Many political discussions. Many tender and spiritual ones. So many memories. Our love and prayers are with you all at this very tender time. We love the Burton family. May God hold you close and tenderly and assure you of the love of many, many friends. This earth has lost an angel. A beautiful, sweet and feisty one!

  • The Grover Family

    Our family’s hearts are heavy with the sadness of your family’s loss of such a wonderful and warm woman. While this is a hard time and healing will be long and slow…try to find comfort in the fact that as long as everyone she touched keeps her memory in their hearts and minds…she will never be gone.

  • I met Sister Burton while working for Dr Burton. Her beautiful smile and warmest hugs brought sunshine to our office. She was a truly beautiful soul inside and out. Dr B my prayers are for you and your beautiful family. I don’t have words except I love you both.

  • I met Sister Burton a couple years back while working for Dr Burton. Her smile and warmest hugs would light up our office. She made everyone feel like family. She was a beautiful soul inside and out! Dr B, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers ❤️. I don’t really have the right words so just know I love you both.

  • The Veals Family

    Bishop Burton,
    There is a special place in our hearts for Sister Burton. She loved us all with an unconditional love. Troy, Tia, Monica, Jeff, Jon, MaryAnne and I all are saddened by the news. We are at the same time at peace with the knowledge of where she is right now–She is continuing the mission and labor of love she started here. We love you very much, wish you the best and hope our paths will cross again soon.

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