Funeral for Melba Stewart Lindsay Burton, 91, well-known Utah musician, will be Saturday noon. She died Thursday, Feb. 7, 1991, at her daughter's home in Sandy.
The services for Mrs. Burton, a violin teacher and who in 1978 was named Music Teacher of the Year by the Utah String Teachers Association, will be held in the Holladay LDS Stake Center, 4568 S. Holladay Blvd.Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Mackay Cottonwood Mortuary, 4670 Highland Drive, and from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Holladay Memorial Park.
Mrs. Burton was born July 19, 1899, in Montpelier, Idaho, to Marion David and Luella Evelyn Stewart Lindsay. She served an LDS Southwest British Mission with her husband, Fielding Garr Burton. He died June 3, 1964, while they were missionaries in England.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in nearly every music capacity in the church. She was chorister of the Burton Ward Sunday School for nearly 30 years and was South Salt Lake Stake Sunday School chorister for many years.
Mrs. Burton had taught violin for 66 years and, as as a member of the Lindsay Sisters, had played for many funerals, weddings and missionary farewells. For more than 50 years she had entered students in music festivals. Mrs. Burton was well-known nationally as a teacher. She and her students had been featured prominently at national music conventions.