\nBeloved daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend, Leah Yates Burrows Poulsen (ninety) passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on December 6, 2022, at her home in Murray, Utah.\n\nBorn June 7, 1932, to Jesse Kimball and Lydia Yates Burrows, Leah was the second oldest in a family of nine children. After graduating from Granite High School, she attended nursing school at the University of Utah, where she met her future husband, Jesse Raymond Poulsen, in an LDS Institute class. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on September 25, 1952.\n\nAfter the birth of their first child, Leah graduated with a degree in nursing from the University of Utah. She made lifelong friends with other nursing students, and they enjoyed annual reunions for many years.\n\nJesse and Leah raised seven children, and Leah was an extraordinary mother. She taught her children how to best live their lives by her example of giving unconditional love to everyone. She was an excellent cook (enjoying a slice of her hot, fresh, homemade bread, with butter and honey, was pretty close to being in heaven!), and dinner time was a time for family members to bond. Family prayer, Family Home Evening, church attendance and church activity were lovingly encouraged. She excelled in making and keeping holiday family traditions. She took her children to musical events and museums, and on many other family outings. She worked tirelessly to serve her family.\n\nShe showed her love and support for her ever-growing, extended family by attending weddings, baptisms and confirmations, mission farewells and homecomings, funerals, concerts, sporting events, birthday parties, and family dinners.\n\nLeah served faithfully in many callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including in the Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary organizations. She was a loving, diligent visiting teacher. She was a Cub Scout den leader twice—the second time while in her seventies! She served a mission in the member-locating department of the Church. She loved serving in the temple, completing hundreds of temple ordinances as a patron, and she also served as an ordinance worker in the Jordan River Temple.\n\nShe loved associating with her extended family and attending family reunions. She served on the reunion-planning and newsletter committee, including as co-president, of the Fairbanks Family in the West organization, for many years.\n\nShe cherished the more than fifty-five years she spent with the other members of the McMillan Camp of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.\n\nLeah cared deeply for her patients and coworkers at Cottonwood Hospital in Murray, Utah, serving them with compassion and love as a Registered Nurse, from 1967 to 1997. She worked in medicine, surgery, nursery, pediatrics, one time in delivery, and two days in the emergency room. Her final assignment was in the oncology ward, where she worked for many years. She was known as a competent and caring nurse and was loved by those she worked for and with.\n\nShe had so many interests. She found joy in music of all kinds, especially the hymns and children’s songs of the Church, as well as classical music. She loved to listen to Tabernacle Choir broadcasts and her beloved KBYU-FM Classical 89. She found great joy in making and giving away countless quilts. She enjoyed learning about current events and was a regular “PBS Newshour” viewer. She followed Utah Jazz basketball, as well as Brigham Young University and University of Utah sports.\n\nShe was so busy serving others, throughout her life, she thought she wouldn’t want to spend time reading. But then the pandemic hit, and she found a new love! She enjoyed sitting on the couch for many hours each day, reading (nearly four hundred!) fiction and non-fiction books.\n\nAbove all, Leah was a devoted disciple of Jesus Christ. She loved to study the scriptures and listen to General Conference talks. She strived throughout her life to follow the teachings and example of Jesus Christ, and she wore out her life in using the talents she was given and resources she had to serve and lift others, especially those with special needs and challenges.\n\nLeah was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse; her father and mother, four of her sisters, Annette, Abby, Nancy, and Becky; a son-in-law, David Hussey; and a granddaughter, Jenny Adamson. She is survived by a brother-in-law, Roy Spjut; siblings, Marvin (Shirla) Burrows, Naomi (Lynn) Foote, Mary (John) Robison, and Frances Nelson; children, David (Debbie), Ruth (Woody) Challis, Kathryn (Paul) Newman, Michael (Allison), Lucy Hussey, Christine (Mark) Teichert, and Jeanette (Christian) Hansen; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.\n\nWe express our gratitude to hospice workers, Brandi, Pearson, and Doug, for their compassionate care.\n\nA viewing will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 South State Street, Murray, Utah 84107.\n\nFuneral services will be held on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., at the LDS church located at 5735 Fashion Boulevard, Murray, Utah 84107. A viewing, from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., will precede the service.\n\nFor those who are unable to attend the funeral in person, there is a Webcast link (“WATCH STREAM”) on Leah’s obituary (just below her picture), at www.jenkins-soffe.com.\n\nInterment will be in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. The dedication of the grave will take place at 1125 East 355 North, Salt Lake City, Utah.