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Vera Beth Clark Burdett
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Birth: Oct. 18, 1921
Death: Mar. 10, 2011

Beth Clark Burdett was the daughter of Vera Hudson Hill and Lewis Hill. She was born in Tremonton, Utah on October 18, 1921, and lived in Salt Lake City and Ogden, Utah, before moving to Montello, Nevada. She was enrolled in school under the name of Beth Clark after her mother married Judson Clark. She moved to Twin Falls, Idaho, where her mother worked at Hudson-Clark Shoes. She and her mother moved to Ogden, Utah, and she was in the first class to graduate from the new Ogden High School. During the summers she lived in Caldwell, Idaho, with her grandparents, Matthew and Eleanor Hill. She was awarded the Willard Dawson Thompson Scholarship and attended UC Berkeley. She graduated with a BA in Spanish. In 1942 she married Dr. Ray E. Burdett in Illinois and accompanied him to Los Angeles. During that time she received an MA in Spanish from USC. She had three children, Brent Ray (Anita), Susan, and Thomas Dee (Debra) Burdett, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. After her divorce in 1961 she completed an MA in English from the University of Utah and taught in the Department of English for 30 years. She lived in Mexico City where she studied Spanish. She traveled to England, Italy, Germany, Russia, and Spain. She approached life with courage and spunk. She was deeply loved by her three children. Special thanks for her caregivers, Pat Ellsworth and Mary Almond. Thanks also to the staff of the Sanpete Valley Hospital in Mount Pleasant, where she received excellent care. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 14, 2011 at Larkin Mortuary Chapel, 260 E South Temple at 1:00 p.m.


Published in Salt Lake Tribune on March 13, 2011 
 
Burial:
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
 
Created by: Ryan Curtis
Record added: Mar 13, 2011
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Vera Beth <i>Clark</i> Burdett
Added by: Ryan Curtis
 
Vera Beth <i>Clark</i> Burdett
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Vera Beth <i>Clark</i> Burdett
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 Added: Mar. 13, 2011
 
 
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