Arthur Lord Burr
Former Alaska resident Arthur Lord Burr died peacefully April 15, 1999, in
American Fork, Utah. He was 83.
Services were held earlier this
month at Anderson and Sons Mortuary in American Fork. Burial was at Murray City
Cemetery in Murray, Utah.
Mr. Burr was born April 9, 1916,
in Riverton, Utah, to Arthur Ephraim and Mary Alice Lord Burr, the first of six
siblings. He was raised in Riverton and Park City.
He married Ila Cloe Barnes in the
Salt Lake Latter-Day Saints Temple on Oct. 10, 1938. They lived in Anchorage
from 1953 to 1980, rearing their family there.
He was a former apartment manager
Mr. Burr was a kind and gentle
man, according to his family, and a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints.
"(His) devotion had a profound
influence upon them and their children and grandchildren," his family said.
"That devotion never wavered, no matter how long or hard the road. He was
extremely ambitious, such a hard worker. He was creative and inventive, being
able to do anything."
He is survived by his children and
their spouses, Ardith and Larry Johnson of Mesa, Ariz., Richard and Anni Burr of
Pleasant Grove, Utah, Carolyn and Rod Park of Bluffdale, Utah, and Delbert and
Cecile Burr of Anchorage; siblings, Roy and Lenna; 27 grandchildren; and 37
He was preceded in death by one
grandchild and three great-grandchildren.
Source: Anchorage Daily News, 29 April