Merle Whitesides Adams Burningham passed away on July 27, 2011 at the age of 91.
She was born May 28, 1920 at the family farmhouse in Layton, Utah. Merle was the 8th child of 11 children born to Archie Howard Adams and Cora Alice Whitesides. She learned to work hard on the family farm and maintained that she could do the work of any boy her age. She attended the Layton Elementary School and Davis High where she met her sweetheart and future husband, Glen Roberts Burningham.
Merle and Glen were married in Bountiful on August 18, 1937. Their marriage was solemnized in the Ogden LDS Temple on February 17, 1983.
Merle worked for Davis School District Foods, then worked for over 20 years at the Lakeview Hospital where she became the Dietary Supervisor. She became famous for her delicious cinnamon rolls.
Mom and Dad were the parents of 4 children: Jerry (Kathy) Burningham, Howard (Vicki) Burningham, Steve (Vickie) Burningham, and Brenda (Myron) Wilds. Their heritage includes 18 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren. They were members of the Kimball Mill Ward in Bountiful
Merle was preceded in death by her husband, Glen; son, Jerry; two grandchildren; and all of her brothers and sisters.
Special thanks to the ER staff at Lakeview Hospital, and to her special friends and neighbors at the Avalon Care Center in Bountiful.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 1, 2011 at Lakeview Cemetery, 1640 East Lakeview Drive, Bountiful. A viewing will be held Sunday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Monday morning 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to services at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 295 North Main, Bountiful, Utah. Online guest book at www.russonmortuary.com.