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June Bisel Burton Cornia was born in Whiterocks, Utah. She spent all of her growing up years in the Uintah Basin.
She married Tex Burton before graduating from high school. Together they had 5 children: a son and 4 daughters.
Mom learned from her Grandma Bisel her creativity. She enjoyed painting, playing the organ and knitting, but her favorites were quilting and crocheting.
Mom really loved to dance. Mom and Dad were members of a square dancing group in California and they would meet often at the elementary school in Davenport. (her children loved those times! They would play all night long and no one made sure they were behaving!) She joined the Golden Age group in Vernal and then when she moved to Roosevelt she would join with the groups that would gather for fun dancing every chance she got.
Mom also loved horses. She joined the Dinah Spurs in Vernal. They participated in many events in the Basin and even rode in the 24th of July parade in Salt Lake City.
Growing up in Mom's home, if you complained she would tell you to consider walking in the snow and losing a toe to frostbite...then see if you still wanted to complain about anything.
Mom loved her flowers! Christmas cactus and roses were among her favorites. Family members have Christmas cactus plants from starts that Mom gave them....she had the best green thumb! She could grow a garden anywhere!
Mom worked for Moon Lake Electric for 27 years. She began in Vernal and when they
transferred the main office to Roosevelt, she moved her family there to continue working. After retirement she spent some time in Arizona, California and Wyoming. She found herself back in Utah and spent 15 years in St George, Utah.
When her health began to decline she returned to Roosevelt and lived there until the time of her passing.
Mom is survived by her 4 daughters, 12 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren. She is also survived by 4 of her 5 sisters.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Roosevelt 2nd Ward Chapel.
Burial will be in the Roosevelt Memorial Park.