Walter Lane Burgess
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Walter Lane Burgess, 19, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2013 in a tragic vehicle accident at Barclay, Nevada. He was born November 30, 1993 in St. George, Utah to Sheila Wade Burgess and Walter Harvey Burgess.
Lane was raised in St. George, Utah where he began to rodeo at a young age and found a love for horses and animals. He competed in the Dixie Junior Livestock Show and FFA. He enjoyed going hunting and fishing with his brother and father. He especially loved going to the ranch with his Grandpa Wade on the Tule Desert and at Barclay. Lane participated in High School Rodeo and competed at the National Finals in 2012 in team roping. He made a lot of close friends along the rodeo trail, especially developing a special bond with his Mother while traveling the highways of Utah. Sheila began calling Lane "Daddy Burgess" because he was always trying to keep her in line.
Lane graduated from Desert Hills High School in 2012. He was a "straight A" student and was nicknamed "Dex" by his friends because of his vast knowledge. He received an Academic Scholarship and had just completed his first year at Dixie State University where he was working toward an engineering degree. He was employed by Cal Ranch where he received employee of the month for April/May and was loved by his fellow employees and customers. He was also employed by Brian Prisbrey doing heating and air conditioning. He worked long hours on the weekdays so he could have weekends off to help on the family ranch where he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He worked hard and played hard.
Lane was a special young man that was loved and respected by all that knew him. He will truly be missed, but we know he will continue to be with all of us.
Lane is survived by his parents, brother Kason, grandparents LaVar and Kaye Wade all of St. George, and Linda Burgess of Las Vegas, Nevada and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his Grandfather Walter Lloyd Burgess.
Funeral services will be held Monday, July 8, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the St. James LDS Chapel, 1095 St. James Lane, St. George, Utah. Visitation will be Sunday, July 7, between 6 and 8 PM at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 South Bluff, St. George, Utah and on Monday at the St. James LDS Chapel from 9:30 to 10:30 prior to services. Interment will be in Barclay, Nevada.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, (435) 673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign Lane's guestbook at www.spilsburymortuary.com.
Published in The Spectrum & Daily News from July 6 to July 7, 2013