Michelle Burton, our angel mother and wife, returned home to her Heavenly Father on Dec 16, 2013 in Chicago Illinois. She was born on June 30,1979 in Chicago, Illinois. She moved to Salt Lake City, UT in 2012 and is survived by her husband Thomas Reynolds, her three daughters Ilene and Rebecca Burton and Denita Christiansen and her two sons Rhys Burton and Chad Christainsen.
Michelle was not a famous woman but an active advocate for women\'s rights and human rights. She battled and lost a valiant fight against liposarcoma and although cancer extinguished her life flame, her memory and spirit will live on through us all.
She was my bright and shining star, a special angel whose gentle heart and kind nature never faltered, even in her darkest hour. Grace and courage were hers in the face of adversity and from her I learned that unconditional love and acceptance are neither easy nor fast, but they are always worth it.