Gayle Stanley Burke passed away peacefully in Salt Lake City, Utah on May 1st at the age of 73. He was born on September 29, 1947 in Murray, Utah to Pearl and Truman Burke. He graduated from Cyprus High School in 1966. He served a church mission in the Southwest British Mission. He married Kandy Burke in the Salt Lake Temple on February 14, 1969. Gayle worked for Trane Company, Whittle Communications, and Jordan School District throughout his career. During 52 years of marriage, the couple welcomed 6 children, 23 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. Gayle set about teaching them his hard work ethic and love of sports. His children remember him as a hardworking and humorous father who encouraged them to pursue their goals.
Gayle was accomplished at basketball, baseball, and telling a good joke. He was a Utah man through and through and attended as many University of Utah sports events as he possibly could. He was also a dedicated individual who loved serving his neighbors, family, and friends and who was passionate about his faith. He was an active and dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and often volunteered at youth and scout camps.
Gayle is survived by his wife Kandy Bailey Burke; sons Todd Burke (Stephanie), Jason Burke (JoDee), Bryan Burke (Heather), Joshua Burke (Alison), Dustin Burke (Sherrie); and daughter Kristin Latimer (Dustin); his grandchildren Kyla Fuhriman (Kurt), Landon Burke (Tae’lor), Spencer Burke, Abbigayle Burke, Mackenzie Thompson (Taylor), Gabby Hill (Parker), Anna Rowley (Ty), Kate Burke, Shelby Burke, Austin Burke, Payton Burke, Madison Burke, Adam Burke (Gabi), Alyse Burke, Ely Burke, Peyton Thompson, Laura Thompson, Alexis Burke, Jacob Burke, Emma Burke, Emily Sevinc; his great-grandchildren Jocelynn Fuhriman, Alexia Fuhriman, Evan Thompson, Ellie Hill, Stetzen Rowley; his siblings, Ron Burke and Kaye Velasquez.
He is preceded in death by his parents Pearl Radmall and Truman Burke; his brothers Danny Burke, Larry Burke, Terry Burke, Allen Burke, Mickey Burke; and his sister Gloria Burke; his grandson’s Zachrey Burke and Hunter Burke.
All are welcome to attend and celebrate Gayle’s life.
The family would like to thank KPC Promise Hospital and St. Mark’s Hospital for their care.
Thursday, May 6th Friday, May 7th
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 9:30 am – 10:30 am
McDougal Funeral Home Taylorsville South Stake
4330 S. Redwood Road 3495 W 4850 S
Taylorsville, UT Taylorsville, UT 84129
Friday, May 7th
Taylorsville South Stake
3495 W 4850 S
Taylorsville, UT 84129
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