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Louise Barton Tew

December 17, 1929 — March 20, 2023

West Valley City, Utah – Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister, age 93 passed away in her
home, where she lovingly raised her family, on March 20, 2023.


Born December 17, 1929, in Los Angeles, California to Ivan Q. Barton and Verda G. Rosenvall. Louise
graduated from Manti High School, Snow College and BYU in Home Economics.


Louise married her sweetheart, Burton E. Tew Jr., September 26, 1952, in the Manti Temple. She is the
mother of six children and has fifty-three grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a dedicated
schoolteacher for more than 30 years, mostly teaching elementary children.


She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as a Senior
Couple Missionary in the California San Diego Mission and sponsored a scripture-based study group.
Louise and her husband, Burton, loved to travel. They were members of an RV travel group known as
the “Salt Shakers” for many years. Their adventures spanned many decades and continents. Their
travels often included their life-long friends, Stan and Emma Lou Ward.


She was a loyal BYU football and basketball fan and loved to cheer for her Cougs.


Louise is survived by daughters Leah Krueger and Patricia Potts (Dan); sons David Tew and Burton Tew;
brother-in-law John Tew (Gloria); brother-in-law Thomas Tew (Judy); as well as 23 grandchildren and 28
great grandchildren.


She was predeceased by husband Burton E. Tew, Jr; son Barton Tew; daughter Cynthia Todd; father, Ivan
Barton; mother Verda Rosenvall; sister Lane Knibbe; brother Robert Barton; sister Nancy Beck; father-in-
law Burton E Tew, Sr.; mother-in-law Leah Tew; step mother-in-law Mary Tew; brother-in-law Fred Tew;
sister-in-law Norma Berntson; sister-in-law Caroline McCandless; sister-in-law Lynette Tew; son-in-law
Larry Todd; son-in-law Gary Krueger; great-grandson Lincoln Hamilton; granddaughter Krinn Medow
Tew; and dear pet dog Pierre.

“Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call.
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day.
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
I found that peace at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void.
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss.
Ah, yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow.
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much.
Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief.
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me.
God wanted me now; He set me free.”


Many thanks and appreciation to the outstanding caregivers who supported her to the end. We are
especially grateful to Cleo, Jana, Kylee and the Superb team.


Most importantly, we wish to highlist the honorable and selfless life Louise lived. Her faith led her
through many trials and tribulations, yet she never lost her optimism or ability to support others with
love and acceptance. We have been eternally blessed to be left with the gift of her legacy. Louise’s kind
insights came from well earned wisdom. She always offered never ending support and the example of
selfless giving through her 93 years. She did not have to agree with you to unconditionally and lovingly
stand by you. Louise’s zest for life and eternal optimism will remind us to live life to its’ fullest each day,
stay connected with one another, never lose our ability to smile, and hold gratitude through any
challenge we face. Her bravery, strength, and courage will remind us to be like her and hike to the end
of the trail, zipline well into our 80’s, and never lose sight of the knowledge that living life to it’s fullest is
about loving others.


Services will be held Saturday March 25, 2023, at 2850 W. 3835 S., West Valley City, Utah. Viewing will
be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m followed by Memorial Services at 11:00 a.m. Following the services
(about 1:30 p.m.), interment will be at the Springville Evergreen Cemetery, 1997 E. 400 S. in Springville,
Utah. Afterwards, a short luncheon will be held at the same location as the funeral services in West
Valley City at about 3:00 p.m.


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