Margaret June Burk

May 28, 1938 ~ December 28, 2020


Private Graveside Services at Larkin Sunset Gardens 1950 east Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah 84092

Margaret June Burk passed away on December 28, 2020, at her home in South Salt Lake. She was born on May 29, 1938, in Colorado Springs, Colorado to Ralph D. and Inez J. Feller Hicks. She married Eugene P. Burk on June 20th, 1954 in Denver, Colorado.

Margaret will be remembered for her devotion to her husband of many years, he was the love of her life. She loved her pets and spending time in her garden. Her roses were her pride and joy. Mom was very dedicated to her job at Stringham Lumber for over 20 years. She also worked at Economy Builders until they closed. Mom enjoyed helping all of her contractors and customers. She will be remembered for her tight hugs and her cheerful greetings.

Margaret is survived by her children: Sue (Boyd) Wright, Dale (Karen) Burk, and Larry (Lori) Burk. Grandchildren: Shawn (Brandy) Wright, Heather (Brian) Chatwin, Mark (Ashley) Burk, and Janae Burk. Great-Grandchildren: Alyssa Chatwin, Emilee Chatwin, Jordyn Burk, Jaxson Burk, and her Brother, Jim.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene P. Burk, and her parents, Ralph and Inez Hicks and Elwood and Verla Burk.

At Mom’s request, a private graveside service will be held. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your local Humane Society in her name.


I Curtis Morrell and our family business had the great pleasure of knowing and working with Margaret for many years. Starting with Economy lumber and then we she moved to Stringham lumber. Margaret was the nicest person she always had a smile and was so happy to see everyone, Margaret always new your name and was eager to help you with what ever you needed. She would always go above and beyond to make sure that you were taken care of. Margaret always asked how my family and I were doing she was very caring and always had a gift for me at Christmas time as I would bring here some homemade banana bread, I sure missed her this year and was hoping to see her back at work. Margaret will be surely be missed and a bright light has been moved to the heavens above.

- Curtis Morrell and United Bond and Finance
Brad Wright here, About 20 years ago, Margaret was helping me at Economy Builders, after I signed the ticket, I asked her what was wrong, (she looked worried) she said, Brad they're closing, Economy is closing, I don't know what to do. I pulled my brick phone from the pouch on my belt and said, lets call Tom Stringham. She said, Really, you know him? When Tom got on the phone, I said, Tom I'm at Economy Builders, Margaret said they are closing and she needs a job. Before I could finish the sentence he said, She's Hired!!! I've been competing against her for years!!! I gave the heavy phone to Margaret, she made arrangements with Tom. I got to enjoy her cheerful greetings and friendly professional service for another 20 years at Stringham's. Even though I had known Tom for years, I did most of my lumber buying at Economy because of Margaret, then I followed her to Stringham. There is no way of measuring the problems she solved for me, the material she found, that now one else could......but most importantly there is now way to measure the joy she spread to everyone that came in contact with her!!! I am a better person for having know her. Love you Margaret.

- Brad Wright
I was so sorry to hear about Margaret's passing. I have known Margaret since her days at Economy lumber. Whenever I would call down to Stringhams to place an order, she always knew who I was just by the sound of my voice. Your Mom was loved by everyone, she always took the time to make you feel important. I'm really going to miss her.

- Michael Dale Kutterer