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HAMILTON – Mary Ann Hogan Burt, 81, of Hamilton passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at the Hamilton Assisted Living and Memory Care of natural causes surrounded by her family.
Mary Ann was born in Deer Lodge, MT on January 10, 1937 to David Patrick and Marian Hollenback Hogan. Mary Ann was raised in Gold Creek, MT with her 9 brothers on the family’s large ranch with many cousins as neighbors and friends.
Mary Ann graduated from Powell County High School. She then attended college for one year in Kansas City before returning to Montana and working for the Montana Highway Patrol as a clerk.
Russel Owen Burt, her high school sweetheart, proposed and they were married February 7, 1959. After their nuptials the pair moved to Anaconda and started their family. Their children; Becky, Pam, and Rusty were born there.
Following the advancement of Russel’s career, the family moved to Butte briefly before settling into their hand built forever home of 50 years in Hamilton, and welcoming Susan into the family.
Mary Ann loved raising her children and being active in their lives, her church and community. She volunteered for the schools, taught Religious Education and was a 4-H and Girls Scout leader.
As her children left home, she took a new path at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital where she was a cook for 21 years. Mary Ann loved cooking for the patients and her fellow staff members, and especially baking cookies for all.
After retirement she continued to give to her church community as a nurse assistant for the parish wellness committee and visited many shut-ins over the years.
Mary Ann’s kindness and love of people was a gift that her family, friends, community and even strangers will always cherish.
Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, David, Jerry and Patrick; and her loving husband, Russel, who passed away on June 1, 2018. She is survived by 4 children, Becky Brough and husband Tim of Hamilton, Pam Van Syoc and husband Jon of Casper, WY, Rusty Burt and wife Chris of Hamilton and Susan Burt of McGregor Lake, MT; 7 grandchildren, Chris Van Syoc and wife Jen of Bridgeport, TX, Mary Ann Van Syoc and husband Geoff of Winter Park, CO, TJ Brough and fiancé JeNette Kummer of Hamilton, Maggie Brough and fiancé Marcus Petrey and their children, Olivia Brough and Ella Petrey of Corvallis, and Cody Brough, Alycia Burt and Ty Burt all of Hamilton; and 1 great-grandchild, Olivia Brough of Hamilton. She is also survived by her Hogan Brothers, Emmett of Dillon, Donald and wife Betty of Great Falls, Thomas and wife Judy of Gold Creek, Alan and wife Eileen of Spokane, WA and Sam and wife Linda of Gold Creek; sister-in-law Myrna of Tacoma, WA; and all of her wonderful friends.
The family wishes to thank her phenomenal caregivers, Sabrina Huggins and Beth McCoy. Mary Ann’s loving and giving soul was a beacon for all that knew her. She will be missed by all she touched.
Visitation will be held on Monday, August 20, 2018 from 6:00 until 7:00 pm at the Daly-Leach Chapel with Rosary and Vigil Services at 7:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 21 at 11:00 am at St. Francis Catholic Parish with a reception following in the Pastoral Life Center. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, August 22 at 10:00 am at Riverview Cemetery in Hamilton.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made in Mary Ann’s name to the Hamilton Assisted Living and Memory Care (P.O. Box 43, Hamilton, MT 59840) or to St. Francis Catholic Parish (411 S. 5th St., Hamilton, MT 59840). Condolences may be left for the family at www.dalyleachchapel.com.