Burton Phelps Huish
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.