Paulette H. Burt "Just Peachy"

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Paulette Humphries Burt passed away February 19, 2011 from complications of cancer. She died peacefully at her home in East Mill Creek.Paulette was born September 28, 1946 to Ray Bleak and Charlotte Blake Humphries. She has eight wonderful sisters and enjoyed their friendship and sister parties throughout her life. She graduated from Granger High School and attended Utah State University. Served a mission for the LDS Church in the Pacific Northwest Mission. In 1968 she married her sweetheart, Paul Curtis Burt, in the Salt Lake Temple and later raised their five children. She was active in the LDS Church and she and Paul were serving a service mission to the Utah State Prison. Paulette was a natural people person who always looked for the best in others and readily accepted them free from judgment. She had a sincere desire to see others succeed and rooted for the under-dog. Those that knew her best have lost their best life-cheerleader. She made friends wherever she went and took interest in people others often overlooked, such as housekeeping staff at the hospital and cashiers at the grocery store. Paulette maintained a positive outlook throughout her battles with cancer and was a source of love and light to all those around her. She made us laugh when we wanted to cry and reminded us daily of the love of our Savior, Jesus Christ. She loved being with her family, reading and listening to loud music. She was a hoot to be around and kept young by constantly talking on her cell phone and texting. It brought a smile to our face every time we heard Lady Gaga as her ring tone. She is preceded in death by her beloved parents and granddaughter. She is survived by her husband, Paul; five children: Pam, Todd (Dawn), Rachel (Christopher), Nathan (Sarah), Jessica (Tim); 14 grandchildren; eight sisters. She will be greatly missed by all who were within her influence. We look forward to when we will see her again. Funeral services will be held Friday, February 25, 2011, 12:00 noon at the East Millcreek 2nd Ward, 3750 South Hillside Lane (2600 E.) where viewings will be held Thursday, 6-8 p.m. and Friday, 11-11:45 a.m. Interment, Murray City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.