Cyril Osborn Burt, 90, of St. Anthony, passed away Wednesday morning, May 8, 2013, at the St. Anthony Homestead Assisted Living Center from cancer.
He was born Feb. 18, 1923, in St. Anthony to William and Ethel Burt. He was raised in St. Anthony and Fruitvale, Idaho, and graduated from high school in Council, Idaho.
Cyril returned to St. Anthony, where he met Maxine Hobbs. He served three years in the U.S. Army in Africa and Italy in World War II. He returned and married Maxine on March 20, 1946, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
Cyril was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many capacities. Cyril and Maxine worked as officiators in the Idaho Falls temple and served a mission in San Jose, Calif. He served in the family history center for 11 1/2 years.
Cyril was active in the Boy Scouts of America for over 60 years, earned the Eagle Scout and Silver Beaver awards and was inducted into the Scouting Hall of Fame in 2012.
He enjoyed working in the agricultural industry. In 1970, he started Tri-County Equipment.
He was a member of the Fremont County School Board, served three terms in the Idaho State Legislature and served on the St. Anthony City Planning and Zoning.
Cyril loved to waltz with Maxine, hunt, fish, golf, travel and take care of the yard.
He is survived by his wife, Maxine of St. Anthony; and daughters, Kathleen (Wes) Donahoo of Rexburg, Kristine (Jack) Salmon of Raymond, Alberta, Canada, Kenneth (Dixie) Burt of Rexburg, Stephen (Darla) Burt of Rexburg, Susan (Craig) Hammond of Ashton and Marilyn (Larry) Stone of Parker.
They enjoy 21 grandsons, 16 granddaughters, 33 great-grandsons and 38 great-granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers; three sisters; his son, William Cyril (Billy) Burt; a grandson, David Lee Hammond; and great-granddaughter, Mary Ethne Stone.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 13, at the St. Anthony LDS Stake Center. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 12, and from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Monday, both times at the stake center. Interment will be at Parker Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Bishop Brent Thompson of the St. Anthony 2nd Ward and Bert Flamm Mortuary.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.flammfh.com.
The family would like to thank the St. Anthony Homestead Assisted Living Center staff, Dr. Michael Packer, the Rexburg Home Health and Hospice staff and the St. Anthony Second Ward for their compassion and care.