Richard Glen Burt was born in Salt Lake City, UT on January 18, 1924 and passed away August 29, 2016 at his house in West Sacramento, California at the age of 92. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn, his sons and their wives Eric (Karen), Paul (Amy), Clive (Janna), and Quentin (Janine), 12 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. Richard was a devoted member of the LDS church all of his life. He served a church mission in New Zealand, as a counselor in two bishoprics, and a church service mission in Salt Lake at the genealogical library. He always held dear those experiences and people he served in the Church. Richard was a music educator and worked in that capacity for the Washington Unified School District for 27 years. He passed down his love of music not only to those he taught, but to his children and grandchildren. He was an excellent trumpet player and studied with prominent musicians as a music student at Julliard School of Music and Drake University in Des Moines where he would receive his Bachelor's and Master's degrees. He shared these talents as a member of an Army Air Force band in the Philippines during the Second World War. Richard was a kind, soft-spoken man and an avid storyteller who enjoyed sharing his life experiences with all who would listen. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Services for Richard will be held at the LDS Church at 2667 Linden Road, West Sacramento, CA, Saturday, September 3 at 11:00 AM.. Arrangements entrusted to River Cities Funeral Chapel.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Sep. 1, 2016.