Stacy Alayne Price Burton passed away unexpectedly at home on Thursday, February 11, 2021, at the age of 50. Born August 4, 1970, to William D. and Sidney Howk Price in Sacramento, California, Stacy attended Parker Whitney Elementary in Rocklin, California, before her family moved to La Mesa, near San Diego, California, at age 7. There she attended Glenn E Murdock Elementary, Spring Valley Junior High, and Monte Vista High Schools in neighboring Spring Valley, and grew up participating actively in the La Mesa 1st Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Also in Southern California, Stacy worked in photo processing at Dean’s Photo, a business owned by the family, and developed a lifelong interest in and talent for photography and visual arts. She enjoyed spending time with maternal grandparents Erv and Nadine Mueller, who lived in nearby Oceanside, and also paternal grandparents David and Muriel Price, who lived very close, attending the same ward in La Mesa, and who often invited the family over to swim and enjoy meals, holiday gatherings, televised sporting events, and Church conferences together.
After graduating high school, Stacy began her college education at Ricks College (now BYU-Idaho) in Rexburg, Idaho, before transferring to Utah State University in Logan, Utah, and ultimately finishing her bachelor’s degree in social work at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. Education remained a lifelong passion for Stacy, and she enjoyed reading scriptures and listening to books.
Having finished college, Stacy settled in Orem, Utah, where she began a 25-year retail career with T.J. Maxx. A few years after moving to Orem, she reluctantly attended (at the insistence of her roommates), a local dance sponsored by the Church, where she met Scott Burton, who also attended reluctantly (at the insistence of his own roommates), and the pair hit it off immediately. They quickly became engaged and soon married on April 7, 2001 in Provo. They were sealed in the San Diego Temple one year later.
As their family grew with the births of Gavin and then Nikolas, Scott and Stacy realized they had outgrown their Orem townhome. They moved to a house American Fork, Utah, where they welcomed three more children into the family: Alyzannah, Tallyn, and Jack, and participated in the American Fork 13th Ward. In 2017, Stacy was reunited with her first son, Dakota Goodell, whom she had placed for adoption during her time at Weber State University, and who lives with his wife Brooke and their two children in St. George, Utah. Stacy greatly treasured her occasional visits to see them and hold her grandchildren.
Though known for her clever wit, boundless practicality, and street-smart honesty, Stacy was also very generous, sensitive, kind, and thoughtful with others, and supported her family not only by working full time (often early in the morning so she could be available as mother during the day), but also by managing the family's finances, helping her children with homework, nursing everyone back from frequent injury, and being the family’s jack-of-all-trades and handy-man—fixing, repairing, or improving any electrical, plumbing, furniture, or cabinet problems that might arise—as well as caring for the family’s garden and growing stable of chicken, bunnies and kittens. She was known for carrying duct tape in her purse in order to fix any unexpected problem. In her "spare" time she knitted countless scarves, blankets, mittens, hats, and other items for friends and family, and often restored and refurbished furniture to give to others as gifts.
She is survived by her husband Scott and children, Gavin, Nikolas, Alyzannah, Tallyn and Jack; her son Dakota (Brooke) Goodell of St. George, and their daughters Jade and Niah; her grandfather David Price (his wife Beverly) in La Mesa, California; parents William and Sidney Price of North Salt Lake; siblings Trent (Rachel) Price, sister Rhonda (Billy) Nerenberg, nine nieces and nephews; and a grandniece.
The funeral service will be at the American Fork 13th Ward building Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 11:00 a.m., 975 North 60 East, in American Fork, Utah. A viewing will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 17, at Anderson and Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork and Thursday from 9:45-10:45 AM at the church prior to the services. Burial will be in American Fork Cemetery. Please share a memory on Stacy's Tribute Wall.