Alice Marie Burt

May 14, 1933 - Nov 7, 2019

Obituary

Alice Marie Burt passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was 86. Born Alice Stewart in Ojai, California, in 1933, she was the second oldest of seven children. Her father was Iowa-born and her mother an immigrant from Scotland. Alice graduated from Roseville High School and went on to become the first in her family to attend college. She graduated from Placer Junior College (now Sierra College,) and Sacramento State College. There she earned a teaching credential, allowing her to fulfill a childhood dream of being a schoolteacher. She taught at Mission Avenue Elementary in Carmichael.
While at Placer College she met Charles Burt, who was to become her husband of sixty-four years. After his stint in the Navy, the two started a family. Alice shifted her career focus and worked full-time raising four children: Kenneth, Thomas, Nancy, and Sally. The family traveled extensively throughout California and the West. She was active in her church. Always family oriented, she conducted extensive genealogical research. This included traveling to Scotland.
Over the years Alice enjoyed long walks in the neighborhood, growing flowers, and spending time with her family that grew to include six grandchildren and a great grandchild. She initiated and helped organize Stewart family reunions as a way to stay in contact with her siblings, sixteen nieces and nephews, and their children.
She is survived by her husband, Charles; children (and spouses) Kenneth and Sonia Burt, Thomas and Cindy Burt, Nancy and Todd White, and Sally Kelsch; grandchildren Stephen Burt, Kody Burt-Verhoeven, Katherine Burt, Trevor Mason, McKenzie Kelsch, Jaxon Klesch; and a great grandchild, Laken Burt-Verhoeven. She is also survived by three of her six siblings: Barbara Westbrook, Ruth Gardner, and Margaret Dykes.
Viewing will be Wednesday, November 14, 4-8 pm, at the East Lawn Mortuary, 5757 Greenback Lane, in Sacramento. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, November 14, 11 am at the L.D.S. church, 2745 Eastern Avenue, Sacramento. A procession and gravesite service will follow.

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  • Brandi Brown says:

    I’m sad to say I did not get to know Alice well, but the short time I knew her was a blessing. Her grandson Kody is married to my daughter Kaylee, and we are all feeling the loss. To Charles and Nancy, and family I haven’t yet met, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Know that you are in my prayers.

  • Serena Williams says:

    Alice was my babysitter from the time I was in kindergarten through 2nd grade. I have so many memories of sculpting play doh in their kitchen, swinging in the backyard to the smell of honeysuckle with my sister. Alice gave me an album from the Broadway production of PT Barnum and I loved playing it and learning the lyrics since it was the first grownup music I owned. She was a wonderful influence in my early life.

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