Mary Lou Burgess Huber passed away surrounded by family on January 31, 2022 at her home in Lapoint. Mom was a spitfire and full of sass. She loved deeper than anyone we’ve ever known. Mom was born April 1, 1931 in Maeser Utah to Hyrum Burgess and Fern Caldwell Burgess. They moved to Dry Fork and mom spent most of her child hood there, the log cabin they lived in still stands today. Her family later moved to Lapoint and mom attended Alterra High School until she met and fell in love with Darrell Huber. They were married March 17, 1947 and we’re blessed with nine children, Lloyd, Glenda, Sharon, Ralayne, Jim, Brad, Cal, Shelle, and Dan.
Mom stayed home and raised her babies while dad tended to the sheep and farmed. When her kids were mostly grown mom started working at the Burger Pitt in Roosevelt. Her time there was full of cherished memories of her kids and their friends coming to eat after school. Mom also sold Avon for many years and developed lifelong friendships with the ladies she visited, mom loved people and she knew everyone! She was a good friend and served others her entire life. She served in the Lapoint Ward primary for many years and could still tell you the birthdays of almost every one of her primary kids 20 years later. Mom was sealed to the love of her life August 17, 1984 in the Provo Utah Temple and could not wait for the reunion in heaven.
Mom was an amazing cook and it never mattered how many people showed up there was always plenty of it, if you went away hungry it was your fault. Mom loved to work in her yard. It brought her a lot of joy and peace. Her yard was always colorful and beautiful.
Mom really was the toughest lady I know and endured many hardships and losses in her life. She was the first one to tell you “Life isn’t fair but God helps them who help themselves”. She was a firm believer in getting up and doing what needed done whether you feel like it or not and she passed that philosophy on to all of her children and grandchildren. After her daughter Shelle died she took in her two granddaughters and raised them as her own, providing the love and support that they needed. She had a big hand in helping raise several of her other grandchildren, great grandchildren and a niece and nephew as well. She would not have traded those opportunities for anything and always claimed that’s what kept her young. Family was so important to her and she loved having them gathered together. She was very much enjoyed her 90th birthday party last year.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank Darrell Huber, daughters, Glenda, Sharon, and Shelly, her son Jim, grandson, Travis Hill, parents Hyrum and Fern Burgess, in-laws Frank an Ardith Huber, brother David Burgess, and sister Ardith Burton.
She is survived by her children Lloyd (Nancy) Huber, of Doylestown Pennsylvania, Ralayne (Howard) Hill, Battle Mtn, Nevada, Brad (Carol) Huber, Lapoint Utah, Cal Huber, Roosevelt Utah Dan (Judy) Huber, Lapoint Utah, Lacey (Chance) Horrocks, Lapoint Utah, Amy (Brian) Robinson, Lapoint Utah, 34 grandchildren 72 great grandchildren 1 great great grandson and 1 great great granddaughter do any day as soon as grandma great is done snuggling her first.
We want to give special thanks to;
Kym- Thanks for taking care of mom and dealing with her shenanigans
Shailyn- You were always so sweet and gentle with mom; you took so much off of our plates the days you came to help.
Cali and Leslie- God bless you, Thanks for all you did.
Macy- Thanks for keeping grandma on her toes you are a special soul.
Rickey Moore & Jerry Young- Thanks for stopping and visiting mom. She enjoyed your visits.
The Family is grateful for every call, text, anybody that has stopped by the last few months has meant the world to us.
Que Sera Sera, whatever will be, will be.
Services for Mary Lou will be held Wednesday February 9, 2022 at 11 AM at the Lapoint LDS Chapel with Viewings Tuesday evening from 6-8 PM at the Blackburn Mortuary, and 9:45-10:45 Wednesday prior at the Lapoint Chapel.
Burial in the Lapoint Cemetery
Services are under the direction of the Blackburn Vernal Mortuary