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Larry Glen Burdett of Layton, Utah, a devoted Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Minister, and Friend passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on the morning of Friday, April 7, 2023. Larry was born January 9, 1941 in Evanston, Wyoming to James Glen Burdett and June Ruth Tingey. He spent his childhood and school years in Bountiful, Utah where he graduated from Bountiful High School in 1959, following High School, Larry joined the United States Coast Guard Reserves where he served from 1960 to 1968.
He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Northern California Mission and often boasted that he and his companion were the first proselyting missionaries serving in Utah. After his mission, he attended Brigham Young University (BYU) where he received his bachelor’s degree in Nonprofit Management. Towards the end of his Junior year at BYU, he attended an M-men & Gleaners (Young Men & Young Women) Dance where he met his future sweetheart, Lucille Ann (Sandy) Waters. They were married a year later in December 1965 in the Salt Lake Temple. Larry worked for the Boy Scouts of America as a Professional Scout Executive in The Great Salt Lake Council and the San Francisco Bay Area Council. He then accepted the newly created position as the Director of United Way of Davis County and moved to Layton, Utah. He worked with the United Way for 31 years, retiring in 2005.
He was a pillar of strength in the community and influenced many people and organizations. He was instrumental in establishing the Volunteer Medical Clinic in Davis County where he served as Vice-Chair. He also served on the Pioneer Adult Rehabilitation Center’s Advisory Committee. After retiring, he worked part time for Weber State University as the Employer Outreach and Job Development Coordinator, which he thoroughly enjoyed. He was an active member and former president of the Layton Rotary Club.
Larry loved the outdoors and was a very social person who cherished his many life-long “best” friends. In high school, he began the tradition of camping in the Uintas. Later, he continued the 4th of July Campout by pulling his trailer with family and friends. It is a tradition that still continues today.
He was introduced to Lake Powell in 1982, and it became his favorite vacation spot which he passed on to his family. He enjoyed hiking, boating, floating, and playing games on the houseboat at Lake Powell. He loved playing games with family and friends but his favorite by far was Hand & Foot. He loved getting away from the cold winter for a couple of months each year down in Quartzsite, Arizona. He loved his family very much. He refused to take no for an answer when coming up with a way to get everyone together for a vacation or an event.
Larry and Sandy had three Children, 11 Grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one grandchild. He is survived by his wife Sandy, his sisters Ruth (Dix) Roberts and Marianne Rickabaugh, his children—Tammy (Kevin) Swallow, Terri (Russell) Baker, Troy (Diane) Burdett—11 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.
Larry was always the first to help out a friend, or family member and enjoyed serving others. Larry was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints his entire life and had a strong testimony of our Savior Jesus Christ and served in many capacities. He will be greatly missed.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 15, 2023, 11:00 a.m. at the Layton East Stake Center, 1015 Emerald Dr. Layton, Utah, with a viewing prior to the service from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. A viewing will also be held Friday, April 14, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 N Fairfield Road, Layton, Utah.
Interment, Lindquist’s Memorial Park at Layton.
Funeral services will be live-streamed and may be viewed at www.lindquistmortuary.com by scrolling to the bottom of Larry’s obituary page.
Friday, April 14, 2023
5:00 - 8:00pm (Mountain time)
Lindquist's Layton Mortuary
Saturday, April 15, 2023
9:30 - 10:30am (Mountain time)
Saturday, April 15, 2023
11:00am - 12:00pm (Mountain time)
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