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EMERY, Rebecca Burningham

Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Rebecca Burningham Emery passed away January 4th 2020 in the Gold Coast University Hospital, Australia. She was born June 8, 1956 to Kenneth A. and Marilyn M. Burningham in Murray, Utah, USA. 

She attended Jordan High School in Sandy, Utah. Becky spent most of her teenage years taking care of her mother and six siblings, after her mother suffered a heart attack and was bedridden for over 3 years. She once told her father that if he wasn’t nicer to her she would put starch in his underwear, also threatening her siblings that if they didn’t pick up their shoes etc. After 2 warnings she would hold the items hostage, which she often did. 

Becky married the love of her life, John Charles Emery on 25th July 1975 and together they have 3 sons. In 1990 Becky and family followed John across the world and arrived in Australia September 1st 1990, where she spent the remainder of her life and raised her family. She loved the life she built there and was very happy. 

Becky was a hardworking, quiet, loving and faithful lady who would do whatever she could to help someone in need. Her favourite things in life were reading, sewing, playing cards, making baby blankets and spending time with family. On June 14, 1997 she and her family travelled back to the United States and were sealed for eternity in the Jordan River LDS temple. 

Becky is survived by husband, John; sons, John Dean (Larissa) Emery, Darren Kay (Abby) Emery, Royce Eugene Emery; four grandchildren, Ella Thu Mai Emery, Asher John Emery, Kayd Alexander Emery, Freeman Reynolds Emery; siblings, Gary Kay (Crystal) Burningham, Claudia (Bruce) Densley, Mark Dee (Belinda) Burningham, Kim Lee (Cindy) Burningham and Corinne (David) Eliason; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Brian Lynn Burningham. 

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nerang Ward in the Coomera Stake, 2 Mount Nathan Road, Nerang QLD. 

With a viewing prior from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. 


08 Jan 2020


10:00 am


Funeral Service
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nerang Ward in the Coomera Stake


Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nerang Ward in the Coomera Stake
2 Mount Nathan Road, Nerang QLD.
McCartney Family Funerals - Underwood


McCartney Family Funerals - Underwood
1300 043 522

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