1919 ~ 2013|
On September 14, 2013 George Dale Burgess, 94, of Lehi, Utah passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family.
Dale was born on April 7, 1919 in Alpine, Utah to Clarence and Jessie Burgess. He married Afton Devey on December 29, 1943 in the Salt Lake Temple.
Dale served as an officer in the Navy during World War II.
In his early life he was very athletic, loving all sports, and playing football for Brigham Young University. He graduated from BYU with a degree in Agriculture and later earned his Master's Degree in Education for the next 32 years, he was a teacher and principal in the Alpine School District.
Dale loved to farm, from his hundred acre dry farm to his fruit orchard to his back yard garden.
Dale served faithfully in many positions in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout his life, including serving as a Bishop and as a member of the Stake Presidency. Dale and Afton served an 18 month full-time mission to South Africa in 1984-1985. He also gave a great deal of service to the community and county.
Dale and Afton enjoyed traveling throughout the world. In their later years, they enjoyed traveling and camping with their Good Sam group and made many good friends there.
Dale was preceded in death his parents, his brother Reid, and his sisters Ann and Pauline. He is survived by his wife, Afton, his son Brian (Becky) Burgess, son Gary (Monja) Burgess, daughter Deonne Anthony, 14 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 21 at 11:30 AM at the Lehi East Stake Center Located at 851 North 1200 East. A viewing will be held Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Wing Mortuary, 118 East Main in Lehi and also Saturday morning at the church prior to the funeral beginning at 10:00 AM. Interment, Alpine City Cemetery.
Online guest book at wingmortuary.com.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Sept. 18, 2013