Martin John Burton

January 14, 1937 ~ November 9, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Martin Burton Obituary

 In Loving Memory


Martin John Burton

Martin John Burton was welcomed home to his Heavenly Father on November 9, 2023.  He has greatly mourned the time away from his beloved wife, Anarene Randall Burton, and is pleased to be in her company again.

Martin John Burton was born on January 14, 1937 to Samuel Edwin Burton and Phyllis LaBelle Peck.  Martin is the 3rd of 9 children to his parents.  Spouses names are in parentheses for all family members.

His siblings are in order of birth: Walter Edwin (Nita) Burton, Beverley Ruth (Dean Edward) Hurd, Shirley Ann Remington, Samuel Henry (Wilma Jean) Burton, Carol Jeanene (Hollis) Holiday, Donna Arline Wilkins, Howard Brent (Arlene Rose) Burton, Verna LaBelle (Allen Craig) Willey.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Anarene Randall Burton, his daughter, Sharleen Burton Breese, his parents Samuel Edwin Burton and Phyllis LaBelle Peck along with the following of his siblings in order of their deaths:  Howard Brent Burton, Shirley Ann Remington, Walter Edwin Burton, Beverley Ruth Hurd.

Martin John Burton loves the family he married.  They became as beloved to him as his own.   Anarene’s parents are Franklin Jack Randall and Stella Josephine Hansen Randall.  Anarene’s siblings are Gloria (Corey) Bagley, Arlin Jack (Kathy) Randall, Eloise (Vern) Hancock.

Martin John Burton and Anarene Randall Burton were blessed with 7 children. They are: Joani (Greg) Shaw, Sharleen (Norman) Breese, Diane (Tony) Mallory, Cherie (Dave) Musacchia, Marsha (Larry) Hill, Kevin John (Tiffani) Burton, Monica (Aaron) McCombs.

They are blessed with 18 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren with two more arriving soon.

Martin grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah where he attended and graduated from West High in 1956.

Martin learned from his father at a young age how to paint houses.  This became his occupation for a lifetime.  He was a hard worker, and provided for his family through his trade.  Martin also learned to be a wallpaper hanger and was a skilled carpenter.  He worked for many years as an independent contractor painting houses and hanging wallpaper.  He was also employed by Hercules and LDS Hospital.

Martin was a man of many names.  They include the nickname of Jack, Jackie (by his parents and siblings), dad, father and grandfather.

Martin was a man of faith.  He is a lifetime member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  He served a church mission on the island of Samoa for 2 ½ years.  He and Anarene raised their family in the faith.

Martin is a man of devotion.  He was dedicated to his God, family, friends and craft. 

Martin had many hobbies. Hiking and driving the canyons brought him happiness.  Gardening was a joy of his.  He grew vegetables and cultivated the fruit trees in his garden from which he fed his family and his soul.  

Photography was a life long passion of his.  He took pictures of the things he loved, namely his family and the outdoors.

As a child, he found a harmonica. He taught himself to play, and would play for his family, especially on picnics and campouts. Country western music was his favorite and he would sometimes sing along to the songs he would play on his vinyl record player.  He loved it when music was in the house.  

Martin found comfort through music upon the death of Anarene.  After her passing, Martin took music lessons, read books, joined a band, and taught classes to others, all of which increased his harmonica skills.  Sharing his talents brought him great happiness.

Kindness, compassion, hard work, faith, honesty are all virtues he believed in, taught to his children and lived.  He will be missed by all who knew him.

The family wishes to thank all those who have served him recently.  There has been a wonderful and large outpouring of love from family, friends, community and church members. 

A viewing will be held on the evening of November 15, 2023 6:00-8:00 pm, Holbrook Mortuary, 3241 South 2300 East, Millcreek, Ut 84109.

Viewing and funeral services will be held on November 16, 2023 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3051 South 2900 East, Salt Lake City, Utah. 84109.

Viewing:  10:00 am

Funeral:   11:00 am

Graveside services will be immediately after the funeral at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park and Cemetery located at 3401 South, Highland Drive, Millcreek Utah, 84106.

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November 15, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Holbrook Mortuary (East, Salt Lake City, Utah)

November 16, 2023

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Salt Lake City, Holbrook Mortuary, East, Utah

Funeral Service
November 16, 2023

11:00 AM
Salt Lake City, East, Utah

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Graveside Service
November 16, 2023

12:30 PM
Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Highland Drive, Millcreek Utah


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