TO VIEW FUNERAL SERVICE LIVE CLICK LINK BELOW\r\nView Funeral Webcast\r\n\r\nGayle Jensen Burton, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, completed her journey here on earth on July 15, 2020, at the age of 95. While we will miss her beautiful, sweet spirit, we are comforted in knowing what a glorious reunion awaited her as she was received by her loving husband of 73 years, Lynn, and her family members that have gone on before her.\r\n\r\nGayle was born into a hard-working pioneer family of the Star Valley region of Wyoming on April 13, 1925 in Grover, Wyoming to Harold Carpenter Jensen and Adeline Fluckiger Jensen. She was the oldest of 6 children and the only girl and learned the value of hard work and dedication while working alongside her dad in the creameries he managed. Being the only girl, she had her own bedroom while her brothers were crowded into a smaller room, a fact they did not let her forget, even as adults. But her brothers didn’t complain when her cute friends would visit, much to her dismay.\r\n\r\nShe married her sweetheart, fellow Star Valley native Lynn Rainey Burton, on February 6, 1945 in the Salt Lake Temple while he was home on a short leave from the Marines. Lynn was discharged after WWII, and they decided to leave the snow behind and move to Southern California. Nearing retirement, they moved to Northern California and built a ranch, raising horses, a few cattle and dairy goats. They eventually decided to sell the ranch and built a beautiful home in St. George where they resided for 23 years until moving closer to family in Northern California and then Utah, where she passed peacefully at home in her sleep.\r\n\r\nShe had boundless energy, earning herself the nickname of Energizer Bunny and always had a smile on her face. She was at her happiest when she was in the service of others, especially her family, and was often whistling while she worked. She would create the best goodie boxes for Christmas, or sometimes just because, full of homemade fudge, toffee and other candies, fruit leather, jams, and other baked goods. Those boxes were always treasured and much anticipated. She had a green thumb and cultivated wonderful gardens, fruit trees and roses. Her dichondra lawns were legendary. She was also a master at needlework, spending countless hours meticulously crafting beautiful pieces of art. She entered her candies, baked goods, garden harvest and needlework in county and state fairs, winning many blue ribbons and an overall best in show for an embroidery piece. Her work graces the walls of many homes and is cherished as it contains so many hours of her time and love. Hiking was a passion and she couldn’t look at a tall mountain without commenting how much fun it would be to climb it. She was always looking for a new adventure and loved being in nature, especially the beauty of the National Parks.\r\n\r\nHer love of the gospel was evident in her home and the way she lived her life. Her testimony was strong and she never hesitated to share that testimony. She served as a Relief Society, Primary and Young Women’s president, and many other callings over the years. She and Lynn served a stake mission and worked in the St. George Temple for many years. She was a perfect example of service, love and devotion.\r\n\r\nShe was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers Hal Jensen and Kent Jensen. She is survived by children Hal (Audrey) Burton of Northern California, Brad (Sheridan) Burton of Southern California and Tamra Burton of Taylorsville, Utah, 6 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. \r\n\r\nThe family would like to express our appreciation to Rocky Mountain Hospice for their compassionate, loving care of our sweet mother; they have been such a blessing. \r\n\r\nViewing will be held on Sunday, July 26th from 5:00-7:00pm at the Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary in Murray (4760 S State Street). Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 27th at 10:00am at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary in South Jordan (1007 W South Jordan Parkway) with a viewing one hour prior to the service. Due to gathering restrictions, the funeral services are for family only but the viewings are open to all and the funeral services can be viewed online- see the link above on the day of the service. Please wear a mask and practice appropriate distancing protocols. Immediately following the service, Gayle will be taken to Afton, Wyoming for burial beside her sweetheart in the Afton City Cemetery. A graveside service will immediately precede the interment.