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It is with sadness we announce the passing of Marileen Burt Murano as she continues her journey from mortality to immortality. Marileen passed away in the evening of January 31, 2023. She had spent her last days in the presence of her children and extended family.
Marileen had spent the last few years struggling from the ravages of Alzheimer's and dementia. While we know she will be missed we are grateful to see her journey continue unbound by these ill effects.
Marileen was born February 28, 1942, to George Glendon and Myrtle Terry Burt in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was born the third child of seven and was preceded in death by her brother Terry (Sandy) Burt, sister Claudia (Bill-deceased) Keener, daughter Kelli Oldfield Smith and two grandsons Justin and Jordan.
Marileen is survived by her husband Vincent Murano. She had six children, Michael (Susan) Murano, Michelle Emerson, Rae (Everett) Billings, Kelli Oldfield (deceased), Janiel (Troy-deceased) Roth, and Vinnie (Mindy) Murano. She is also survived by her brothers, Craig Burt, Lawrence (Cathy) Burt, Duane Burt and Frank (Valarie) Burt and many beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren.
The Burt's moved their family and made a home in Glendora, California where as a teenager Marileen attended Glendora High School. After marrying Vince Murano in 1972, she moved to Salt Lake City Utah with her husband and her children, eventually settling in 1977 in West Valley City, Utah.
Marileen worked in the field of military grade electronic assembly and was always proud of a being part of something so important to the safety and welfare of the service men and women that worked with and benefited from her service. From fighter pilot helmets to military drones to communication trailers, Marileen always believed she was supporting the American military with her skills. When the air force flew in the Space Shuttle, she was front and center explaining how she helped build this marvel. She loved her work.
Marileen was outgoing and sought opportunities to be of service to family, friends and even strangers. It was not uncommon for her to bring a stranger home who might have been stranded in the area and provide the assistance they needed.
She grew up during the birth of rock and roll and loved music of all kinds but continued to reach back into those early years of Buddy Holly, Elvis, The Supremes, The Temptations, Cream and The Doors. She gave her children that same love of a wide variety of music. Some of our best memories were going to concerts with her and seeing the joy that came into her life. She was more than a mom, she was a treasured friend and we enjoyed being with her and experiencing things together.
She dreamed of traveling and was able take some nice vacations with family and friends and travel around the country. And to fulfill a life-long dream of visiting Italy, she was able to go just before Alzheimer's started clouding over her mind. Those memories were strong enough to survive the dementia and she would share those memories with anyone willing to listen.
Our family wishes to publicly express our love and appreciation for all that our mother has done for us-her love and influence will be greatly missed.
A celebration of life will be held at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 S Redwood Road, Taylorsville, Utah on February 15, 2023 from 6:00-8:00 pm.
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