John Williams Burton Jr, 61, succumbed to his battle with cancer on April 13. 2019.
He passed surrounded by loved ones at his home in Antelope. John was born to Marjorie Kester and John Williams Burton Sr. on Sept. 16, 1957. John was raised in the Bitterroot Valley where he spent much of his life. In his late 20’s he met the woman who he referred to as his better half, Cindy, and lived out the rest of his life with her for 33 years. All four of John’s children were his blessing by the grace of God. John loved being outdoors, camping, fishing and just relaxing in the lawn chairs on the front porch. He was an avid sports fan of any team(s) his kids and grandkids played on. John was a quiet and humble man who spoke with purpose and humility. John spent much of his career in the mining industry and always showed leadership and purpose through his dedication to the job while providing for his family. John and Cindy traveled worldwide during his tenure. John was the ideal family man, a great friend, a loving husband and father, but above all he was a devout Christian. John is survived in life by his wife Cindy (Ueland) Burton of Antelope; his four children, Kimberly (Jim) Cummings of Great Falls, Chaz (Breana) Burton of Lakebay, Washington, Brittany Burton of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and Levi (Destiny) Burton of Dickinson, North Dakota; as well as his father in law Ron Ueland of Antelope Montana; and three siblings, Dorthy Taylor, Richard Burnett and Linda Thomas. John also had many grandkids, cousins, nieces and nephews whom he loved and cherished all very much. John is preceded in death by his parents; his brother Tom Turner; and mother in law Ann Ueland.
Please join us for a celebration of his life at 7274 Cougar Lane, Stevensville, from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, May 26.