Melba Stewart Lindsay Burton, age 91, passed away Thursday, February 7, 1991, peacefully in her sleep at her daughter's home in Sandy.
She was born July 19, 1899 in Montpelier, Idaho, the oldest child of Marion David and Luella Evelyn Stewart Lindsay. She married Fielding Carr Burton in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on June 6, 1923. He died June 3, 1964 while they were serving in the Southwest British Mission. Her life was one of service through music. She was a violin teacher for 66 years. As one of the Lindsay Sisters, she played for countless funerals, weddings, and farewells. She was an active member of the LDS Church, serving in almost every music capacity, and provided special musical programs for all occasions. In 1978, she was named Music Teacher of the Year, by the Utah String Teachers Association.She is survived by three sons and two daughters, Dr. F.G. Lindsay (Larene) Burton, Downey, Calif; Rulon T. (Josephine) Burton, Sandy; Mrs. Henry G. (Luella) Mathusek, Jr., Dumont, New Jersey; Warren L. (Alta) Burton, Providence; Elizabeth B. Hodson, Sandy; 31 grandchildren; 77 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Virginia L. Thomander, Elizabeth (Bessie) L. Davis, Evelyn P. Philips, and a brother, David S. Porter.
Funeral services will be on Saturday, February 9th, 12 noon, at the Holladay Stake Center, 4568 South Holladay Blvd. Friends may call Friday evening, from 6-8 p.m. at the MacKay Cottonwood Mortuary, 4670 South Highland Drive, and at the church on Saturday, from 10:30-11:45 a.m. Interment, Holladay Memorial Park.
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