Burla Chappell

Burla Chappell
Burla Chappell


Burla Chappell


Burla Shurtz Chappell, a woman of grace and beauty, interwoven in our hearts, left this mortal world and joined her beloved husband on March 13, 2017 in Gunnison, Utah.

Burla will be remembered by friends and family for the exemplary life she lived as she served and loved all she knew with her kind and gentle disposition.

Burla was born Jan. 26, 1931 in Salina, Utah the fourth child of Ellis and Adelaide Shurtz.  Burla loved growing up in Salina with an older sister and two older brothers.

Her hard work ethic led her to Fish Lake Lodge where she met her eternal companion Wendell Holden Chappell.  They were married Feb. 22, 1949 in the Manti LDS Temple and made their home in Lyman, Utah.  She was a model mother to four and devoted her life to them and her husband.  Wendell passed away Aug. 5, 2015.

Burla was known for her outstanding cooking, needlework, crocheting, and musical abilities.

She was dedicated to her church callings and served an LDS Mission in Canada, as well as a temple mission at the Manti Temple for eight years.  A beautiful lady of grace, an example of love, service and devotion to her family throughout her life, she was truly an elect lady.

Burla is survived by her children:  Beth and Kirtley Jensen, Alice and Bruce Christenson, all of Gunnison; Douglas Chappell of High Level, Alberta, Canada; Jeanette and Dan Taylor of Bicknell; 16 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by a son-in-law: Joe L Christensen; Parents; Brothers Garland Ellis Shurtz; Kenneth Vard Shurtz; Sister Fern Shurtz Pace; and her husband, Wendell.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 182017 in the Lyman LDS Ward Chapel. Burial was in the Lyman Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

Online guest book at: www.springerturner.com.