Nancy Jensen Tuttle Burdette, 77, passed away in Mayfield, Utah, on March 2, 2017. She was born to Calvin and Matilda Anderson Jensen on Nov. 8, 1939 in the home built by her parents in Mayfield.
She grew up in Mayfield and graduated from Gunnison High School in 1958. She married Terry Tuttle of Manti on Aug. 7, 1959. They were later divorced. They are the parents of four children: Tamra Cox, Grantsville; Todd (Colleen) Tuttle, Sparks, Nev.; Russell (Barbie) Tuttle, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Teresa (Doug) Miller, San Diego, Calif. She married Paul Burdette of Clifton, Colo. on Sept. 4, 1980. After 24 years in Colorado, she returned to Utah in 1987 and eventually, in 1996, moved back into the same house in Mayfield where she was born.
Nancy is survived by two brothers Roger (Bonnie) Jensen of Gunnison and Wesley
(Kathy) Jensen of Mt. Pleasant, her four children, 12 grandchildren: Natalie White, Sasha Tuttle, Casey Cox, Adam Tuttle, Rob Miller, Samuel Tuttle, Trevor Cox, Skyler Tuttle, Collin Tuttle, Holly Cox, Sean Tuttle, and Savannah Tuttle; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul Burdette; sister, Debra Madsen; grandson, Steffan Tuttle and son-in-law, Seth Cox.
Nancy lived to care for others. While raising her family, she spent 16 years working as a nursing assistant for several nursing homes and home health agencies. She also worked at the childcare center at the Gunnison Valley Hospital. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many capacities over her life. Her fondest memories were of Primary. Most of all, she valued time with her large family of children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and all her extended family. She loved living in Mayfield and looked forward to gatherings with her dear friends.
Funeral services will be held Friday, March 10, 2017 at 1 p.m. in the Mayfield LDS Ward Chapel. Friends may call from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. prior to services. Interment will be in the Mayfield Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com.
Nancy’s family wishes to acknowledge and thank all those who have assisted and cared for her over the years. Her heart’s desire has been to stay in Mayfield and you helped make that possible. Those wishing for an alternative to flowers, Shriner’s Hospitals helped two of her grandsons and were a favorite charity of hers.