Betty Jean McPolin Burt
Friday, Feb. 17, 2017
March 24, 1925 – Jan. 31, 2017
Our sweet loving little mom, wife and friend, Betty Jean McPolin Burt passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Jan. 31. She was born in Park City, Utah, on March 24, 1925 to Patrick Michael and Grace Agatha McPolin. Mom was the baby of the family and was born at the McPolin Farm in the family home.
Mom was a bit of a tomboy in her younger years. She loved running her horse from the farm to Park City High School, skiing down the mountains behind the farm, driving the truck full of hay to the barn, roller skating in the loft, feeding the baby lambs and giving the baby kittens rides in her socks.
She was so proud of her family’s Irish heritage and grateful to have her family farm preserved as an historical site for others to enjoy.
Mom was a cheerleader at Park City High School, where she fell in love with her sweetheart of 72 years, Thomas “Dean” Burt. They were married in Park City at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church on Sept. 25, 1944. Their love story of 72 years will be eternally preserved in their hearts, the hearts of their family and all who knew them.
Mom raised her four children to be respectful, loving and strong in our Catholic faith. We will miss her with all our hearts.
She is survived by her loving husband, Dean; children Linda, Patricia (Paul), Tom (Linda), Pamela (Todd); 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great grandchildren. Mom adored all her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, even the ones she only was able to hold in a picture. A special mention to Mom’s nieces: Karen, Mary Kay and Theresa for their love and caring. She loved you.
She was preceded in death by parents Patrick Michael and Grace Agatha; brother Jim and sister Grace.
Funeral services were celebrated Feb. 11 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.
A special thanks to all at Pacifica Senior Living, Brighton Hospice and Home Health, Palliative Specialty Group, and Health Watch for their continuous care and love for mom and our family! You are all very special angels and have a place in our hearts.
In lieu of flowers, you may donate in her name to Catholic Community Services at www.ccsutah.org or Catholic Women’s League atwww.catholicwomansleague.org.
Online condolences may be offered and video tribute may be viewed at www.starksfuneral.com.