Michael Burdette
1950 - 2016
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1950 ~ 2016
Michael Dean Burdette passed away November 9, 2016 following a life long battle with kidney failure and heart trouble resulting from Lupus. Mike was born on September 24, 1950 in Salt Lake City, UT to Thomas W and Jearldean Wood Burdette.
On June 25, 1971 Mike married his sweetheart, Terri Simpson in the Salt Lake Temple for time and all eternity. During his life he served in many callings for the LDS Church and lived by faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Mike attended Salt Lake Community College and The University of Utah where he graduated with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. During his career he worked for Chicago Bridge & Iron, Mellor Engineering, Dept. of the Army Deseret Chemical Depot, DoD-DCMA, DoD-DCMA-NASA and retired as DoD-DCMA Engineering Supervisor in 2013.
Mike is survived by his wife of 45 years, Terri, his mother Jerry, sister Claudia, brother Dan, and sister-in-law Carrie. He is preceded in death by his father Bill, brother Gary, and his grandparents.
Funerals services will be held Monday, November 14, 2016 at 11 A.M. at the Riverton 3rd Ward, 12998 S. 1300 W., Riverton, UT. A viewing will be held Sunday, November 13 from 6-8 P.M. at the same location and one hour prior to services. Interment at Mt. View Memorial Estates. www.broomheadfuneralhome.com

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Published in Deseret News from Nov. 11 to Nov. 13, 2016.
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November 29, 2017
Teri, Mike and I just found out about Mike. So sorry to hear him of his passing. Prayers for you. God bless.
November 16, 2016
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 119:76.
November 16, 2016
Terri, We were so sorry to hear of Mike's death. He was a true gentleman. Ray & I were fortunate to be your neighbors in Draper. We know he suffered much, and I'm sure it was very difficult for you, also. I miss seeing you at the bank in Draper.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ray & Sherry Joos
November 15, 2016
Terri,

I'm sorry for your loss. I met you on a trip to Florida with Mike. He is a good man and I really enjoyed how he spoke well of everyone and everything. Even the health challenges he had, he wasn't one to complain. He is always my friend

Bryan Cox
Bryan Cox
November 15, 2016
Mike was my supervisor before he retired and I am so sorry he has passed on. He was very kind to everybody he met and willing to help with whatever you were working on. I am sure he will continue to serve his Lord god in the hereafter.
Kevin Rountree
Kevin Rountree
November 15, 2016
Terri, we are so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. Sending love and comfort to you during this difficult and tender time.

Debby and Rand Beckstead
November 14, 2016
Terry,
I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of Mike. I wished I would have found out sooner because there is no way I would have missed his funeral. I am so very grateful that I had an opportunity to become friends, neighbors and co-workers at DCMA with Mike while he was in Tremonton. Mike used to always talk about his sweet wife and when I first met you I could see it was all true. It was very obvious just by seeing you together the strong loving bond you both have for each other. I was looking forward to the day he called and said hey lets go to lunch. May you find peace in knowing that you will be together again. RIP my friend.
Bud Busenbark
November 14, 2016
May the God of comfort be with you at this time
Connie
November 13, 2016
Terry, I am so very, very sorry for your loss. Mike was a wonderful person and good friend. I loved working with him at DCD. You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers.
Gail Bowers-Irons
November 13, 2016
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November 12, 2016
Terry,
Having lost Michelle last year, I know first-hand what you're going through, although Michelle was my sibling, you lost your sweetheart. Mike was a very influential man. His kindness and selflessness will always be what I strive to achieve. Mike was the first one to give Jeremy Rich and I our first bottle rockets after we helped him with his yard. Mike was always a kid at heart. He also would invite Jeremy and I over in the middle of the night at midnight after he flooded the garden to collect nightcrawlers. I have so many more memories I will hold dear. It didn't matter what we were playing or what we were doing, we could be riding our bikes up and down the sidewalks and streets and driveways of other houses and Mike would be there and he'd open up the garage so we had more room to ride our bikes. I've always looked up to Mike my entire life. He was always helping Rosalind, and she always said he looked like a John and always called him John. I will never forget his acts of service. He would always, always wave to me on his way home from work every day, I'll never forget that.
I apologize I won't be able to make it to his services, I'll be out of the state for work.
I'm so sorry for your loss Terri.
Love,
Cody
Cody Moss
November 11, 2016
Terri our thoughts and prayers are with you. We love you and Mike and remember all the fun times we had as neighbors. Mike was a kind and gentleman who treated our sons as his own. All four have fond memories of him. He was the true example of a great home teacher.
Love, Scott, Linda and boys.
November 11, 2016
Dear Terri:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We loved Mike so much, we always had so much fun with him and you at our bank parties, game nights and just hanging out with you. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him. Love you, Lorene and Dan Childs
November 11, 2016
Bill is one of the best neigbors and friends. He thinks of ways to help without being asked.

My favorite thing is seeing his Surburban at Jerry's house everyday.

We will miss Mike beyond words can express. We love you Mike! We'll miss seeing you walking down our street to help your mom or stopping by to say "Hello". Thank you for the many acts of kindness.

Love,
Andrea
November 11, 2016
Mike you were a good neighbor and friend for the last 11 years. See you again. Bill & Barbara
William Poulsen
November 10, 2016
He was the best home teacher and friend. He always had time for us. Enjoyed fishing with him.
Brad Rich
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