|Birth: ||Jun. 17, 1923|
|Death: ||Feb. 14, 2012|
Our beloved husband, father, and grandfather Burns K. Black, age 88, passed away on February 14, 2012, in Provo, Utah. He was born June 17, 1923, in Greenwich, to Herman and Jane Brindley Black. He graduated from Piute High School in 1942 and attended college at CEU in Price and U of U.
He married his sweetheart, Mona Lundgreen, on January 5, 1944, in the Manti Temple. They enjoyed 68 wonderful years together! Shortly after their marriage, he was called to serve in the Navy during World War II for 21 months. He was involved in nine major battles in the South Pacific.
Having always had a desire to serve a mission, he was blessed with that opportunity to serve in the Eastern States Mission from November 1947 to March 1950. After returning home, he followed in his father's footsteps in building a successful cattle ranch and farm in Antimony.
In 1969, he and two friends created the Rockin' R Ranch, providing the opportunity for city youth to come and experience the cowboy life he loved so much. Later, with his family, his dreams expanded to the building of a beautiful three-story lodge which opened in 1985. His desires to build the kingdom were fulfilled through the thousands of people who have visited from all over the world and felt the sweet spirit of the Gospel. It continues to provide a place for all of his posterity to gather and remain close.
Burns was well known for his beautiful tenor voice and was asked to sing in many funerals, weddings, and other occasions. He delighted guests at the Rockin' R by singing and strumming his guitar.
Burns served faithfully in many callings in the Church. He and Mona loved serving together in the St. George Temple for 12 years. The friendships made there brought great joy and comfort into their lives.
Burns is survived by his wife Mona; children: Rod (Carol) Black, St. George; Dianne (Glen) Weeks, Taylorsville; Greg (Cindy) Black, Provo; Connie (Dan) Finlayson, Payson; Shauna (Val) Christensen, Alaska; Camille (Garr) Ovard, Sandy; Creston (Becki) Black, Antimony; and Lance (Michelle) Black, Mapleton; foster son Roger (Heidi) Clauson, Salina; 52 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; sisters Anna Joan (Sam) McAllister and Sanna Jane (Tom) Bird. He was preceded in death by his parents and older brother, Noal Black.
Funeral services will be held Monday, February 20, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. in the Antimony LDS Ward Chapel. Friends may call Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Magleby Mortuary, 50 S 100 W, Richfield and again Monday from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Antimony Cemetery with military rites by the V.F.W. Piute Post #7561 and Utah Honor Guard. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti.
Herman Black (1893 - 1975)
Emily Jane Brindley Black (1897 - 1979)
Dianne Black Weeks (1948 - 2013)*
Noal H Black (1916 - 2000)*
Burns K Black (1923 - 2012)
GPS (lat/lon): 38.09549, -111.98379
Created by: Max Grant Anderson
Record added: Feb 14, 2012
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