Myrth Elizabeth Burr • Author

Myrth Elizabeth Liston Burr, was born March 9, 1921 to Hazel G. Riddle and Don Carlos Liston in Escalante, Utah. Myrth spent her early years living in Escalante, and Cedar City and moved to Orem, Utah to attend high school. Myrth graduated from Lincoln High School where she served as the Student Body Vice President in 1939. Myrth studied home economics at BYU before she married Dick Wayne Burr on November 17, 1941. Dick and Myrth raised four children: Jay, Eileen, Barbara and Robert. She has 22 grandchildren and great grandchildren. She passed from this world on February 14, 2015.

Myrth was active in her family and community throughout her life. As a savvy business woman she helped make Burr Family Farms a successful endeavor, receiving special recognition as Outstanding Farmers of the year.

Myrth was active in the Cultural Arts community in Utah. She was well known for her dramatic presentations and firm belief that pioneers (and others) can come to life through the medium of storytelling/theatre. She served as President of the Utah Valley Theater Guild. She was a long time member of the Provo Arts Council. Myrth wrote and published several plays: Ruth & Naomi, Mary Fielding Smith: mother of a prophet, and Queen Esther, all of which she also performance to thousands of people in Utah, the United States and around the world.

Myrth served as docent at the Museum of Church History and Art in Salt Lake City for many years. She was a Halloween enthusiast and had always had a rousing Halloween party for the entire family and neighborhood.

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