Burton Phelps Huish

of Twin Falls, Idaho
Born: July 9, 1932 in Tremonton, Utah
Died: April 30, 2013 in Twin Falls, Idaho
Age: 80 years old
Twin Falls, Idaho - Burton Phelps Huish, 80, of Twin Falls, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 30, 2013, on the 59th wedding anniversary for he and his beloved wife, Gloria.
He was born July 9, 1932, in Tremonton, Utah, to Sterling and Fern Tingey. Burt graduated from Bear River High School in 1950. He was active in athletics and a cappella choir and was senior class president. Shortly after graduating from high school, he served in the Korean War in the Army National Guard.
He married Gloria Stenquist on April 30, 1954, in the Logan LDS Temple. He and Gloria lived in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he began his 12-year career with JC Penney. In 1965, they moved to Twin Falls, where he began selling insurance for the next 35 years. Burt was an active volunteer in Magic Valley, serving in the Lions Club, Red Cross and Dilettantes. He was a member of the LDS Church, where he served in many leadership callings. He was an avid sports fan, BYU, LA Dodgers and Utah Jazz. He also loved to play golf and enjoyed his hobby with model railroad trains.
Burt’s greatest love was music. He began singing when he was 4 years old and sang his last song in February, just two months before his passing. He started the Barbershop Quartet Chorus in Twin Falls and later served as the International President of SPEBSQSA. As a hobby, he sang the National Anthem for colleges, major league baseball and MBA audiences around the country. He was emcee and sang for Miss Twin Falls pageants, sang for the city band concerts and various events in Magic Valley.
Burt is survived by his wife, Gloria; children, Janette Pack, Nancy Schultz and Kevin; nine grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, sister and son in-law.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 6, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Twin Falls Stake Center, 2085 South Temple Drive in Twin Falls. A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home, 2551 Kimberly Road in Twin Falls and again from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the funeral Monday at the church. Interment will follow the service at 4 p.m. Monday in Bear River City, Utah.
His family would like to thank the staff at St. Luke’s and Bridgeview as well as many friends for their kind and loving care.
Arrangements are under the loving care of Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home of Twin Falls.

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Don and Marilyn Taylor, Idaho Falls said on Sunday, Aug 25 at 5:46 PM

We were so blessed to have known Burt and Gloria through barber shopping and were saddened to hear of his death....read it in the SPEBSQSA magazine. Our thoughts are with all of your family. M & D

Brian Garrison said on Wednesday, May 15 at 4:06 PM

Burt Huish will be missed during the band concerts. I loved it when he sang the national anthem.

Allyson Stark said on Friday, May 3 at 7:04 PM

What a great guy. I loved to hear him sing! He is singing with the angels.

Larry and Darlene Wayment said on Friday, May 3 at 5:55 PM

Thank you so much Gloria, for sharing Burt with us over the years. He was a great home teacher and friend. We enjoyed his music and when I was bishop of the 13th ward, I always could depend on him to sing at funerals that I conducted. We Love You

Rock & Pat Smith said on Friday, May 3 at 3:26 PM

We loved Burt and his many hours of service to the community and to his fellow man in general. His voice will be greatly missed at church and community activities as well as his friendly greetings and warm smile. Our thoughts are with you Gloria.

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