Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Gloria Fay Beagley Burmester, 55, of Arimo, was suddenly taken from us Monday afternoon, April 29, 1996 at Franklin County Hospital in Preston, Idaho, the result of a car accident.
She was born May 1, 1940 in Salt Lake City, Utah, the daughter of Leo P. and Melba Fay Henline Beagley. She attended schools in Salt Lake City including Cypress High School.On May 10, 1956, she married Richard F. Burmester and they would have celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary next week. They made their home in West Jordan until 1965 when they moved to Marsh Center to ranch and farm. Gloria was greatly involved in helping her husband run the ranch.
She was active in the LDS Church and had served as Primary president twice; counselor and teacher in the Relief Society and secretary in Young Women's. She worked with the Cub Scouts and was stake den camp director for several years. Her favorite pastime was taking care of her lawn and yard. She won the Pride in Private Property Award in 1993.
Survivors include her husband, Richard of Arimo, Idaho; her parents, Leo P. Beagley and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Batt, all of West Valley City; her children and their spouses, Michael and Kristy Burmester, Fairview, Idaho; Craig and Leesa Burmester, Fred and Stacy Burnester, Jim Burmester, Kiel and Kelly Burmester, Melyssa Burmester Case, all of Arimo, Idaho; a brother, three sisters and their spouses, James and Cherie Batt, Las Vegas, Nev.; Connie and Ron Furden, West Valley City; Beverly and John Taylor, Magna; Kathy and Jay Salazar, West Valley; her mother-in-law, Frieda Burmester, South Jordan; and 15 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Michelle; a brother, Kay Beagley and her father-in-law, Fred Burmester.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 1996 in the Arimo LDS Stake Center with Bishop Lorin W. Neilsen of the Garden Creek Ward officiating. Interment will be in the Burmester Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Arimo Stake Center, Friday from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, for an hour prior to services. Directed by Manning-Wheatley Funeral Chapel, Pocatello, Idaho.
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