Mildred Kay Burson, age 64, of Ft. Duchesne, passed away May 11, 2021 at the Uintah Basin Medical Center.
Mildred was born April 11, 1957 in Roosevelt to Leonard Richard and Eva Johnson Burson. She married Tovias in 1998, they later divorced.
Mildred graduated at Chemawa Boarding School in Salem, Oregon. She attended Bryman Dental School in SLC then continued dental assistant school at Haskell University, in Lawrence, Kansas. She worked for many years at Indian Health Services as a dental assistant.
Mildred enjoyed riding her harley bike and going to biker rallies. She delighted in spending time with her grandkids, friends and family as well as her dogs, “TomaHawk, Franko, Chiquita and Chiquito”.
Mildred was a sundancer, usually at Bannockcreek, Idaho. She was a member of the Native American Church and also the Ladies Auxiliary, VFW, and was a firefighter and flagger.
She liked eating out, her favorite places were the Frontier Grill, Marions, and MiCasa, to just name a few.
She loved to sew, attend the Pow Wow, regalia and pillows and collect ceramics and to travel to visit with family and friends.
She is survived by her daughter, Orie Nephi (Miguel Rojas), adapted son, Steve Street, Leaphalena Myore (Stuart Smith) , Winterhawk (Gerty) Myore, Whitllen Myore, Omeira Serawop, Moses Serawop, Salvator Serawop, Alyssa Perez, 6 grandchildren, and siblings, Leapha Marie Smith, Everett Burson, Lynn (Louise) Burson, Geraldine Burson, Faye Burson, and Johnny Angel.
She was preceded in death by her husband Tovias Valdez, her parents, grandson Shooting Star Cornpeach, and daughter, Ondee Wopsock, siblings, Ollie Burson Cuch, Marion Miller, Duane Miller, LeRoy Miller and Mary Miller.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 17,2021 at 10:00 a.m., at the Ft. Duchesne Community Building. A wake will be held on Saturday after 3:00 p.m., at her home.
Burial in the Ft. Duchesne Cemetery.