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Obituary: Lois Irene Burraston Debenham

"Always In Our Hearts,

Forever In Our Memories"

It has been a long, long trail a-winding and you have traveled every mile with grace and courage and with a smile on your face. You have now begun your eternal journey with your beloved Jay at your side.

Lois died on March 19, 2003 in Sandy, UT.

She was born on Sept. 19, 1911 in Goshen, UT to George W. and Elizabeth A. Powell Burraston. She married her eternal sweetheart, Jay W. Debenham on Sept 4, 1939. Jay was the love of her life and their honeymoon never ended.

Lois had many interests, some of which include crafts, cooking, gardening, quilting and sewing. She especially loved children. Her zest for life and her happy attitude endeared both children and adults alike to her and she made many lifelong friends wherever she went. She loved to socialize and found great enjoyment visiting with anyone who had time to talk. She was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints, and served in many callings including Primary president, 1st & 2nd counselor in the Relief Society presidency, Beehive teacher and Spiritual Leader teacher in Relief Society. She loved the Lord with all her heart. Her favorite scripture was "Be still and know that I am God." She quoted this scripture many times to others and it helped carry her through her hard times.

She is survived by son John H. Debenham, St. George; sisters Arjean Jordan, West Jordan; Georgia Burraston, SLC; brother Merlyn Burraston, West Valley City; and many nieces and nephews whom she dearly loved.

She was preceded in death by her eternal companion Jay; parents; sisters Alice Burraston, Pearl Dowse, Leona Powelson, Clara Wilkinson; and baby brother Eugene Burraston. We know she is having a joyous reunion with her family. We love you and will miss you!

Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 24, 2003 at 12 noon at Deseret Memorial Mortuary, 36 E. 700 So., Salt Lake City. A viewing will be held one hour prior at 11 a.m. Burial at Elysian Gardens, l075 E. 4580 S, Salt Lake City.