Sharmene Welch Brough Burger passed away Jan. 7 in St. George at the age of 85. She was born May 22, 1927 in Evanston, Wyo., to Harold E. Brough and Louisa Welch Brough. She graduated from Evanston High School and Brigham Young University. She taught kindergarten and first grade in Tooele and elementary music in Evanston. She married John Alan Burger in the Logan Temple on Aug. 1, 1952. She was fortunate enough to be a homemaker for the remainder of her life which greatly blessed the lives of her children and grandchildren. John and Sharmene lived in many places throughout the country including New Haven, Conn.; Salt Lake City; Beloit, Wis.; Pittsburgh, Pa., and Grand Junction, Colo. They retired to St. George in 1992. Sharmene and her husband served a mission at the St. George Visitor’s Center and historical sites. She was an ordinance worker in the St. George Temple for many years. She also held many positions in the LDS Church, such as a teacher in many organizations, Relief Society president, pianist, organist and chorister. She had a great love for music. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, husband and eldest son, David. She is survived by six children: daughter-in-law Jilene Burger of Idaho Falls, Idaho; Wendy and (Herb) Basso of Santa Clara; Sheila and (Thomas) Nitta of Honolulu, Hawaii; Harold and (Devora) Burger of Richardson, Texas; Camille and (Mark) Hayward of King George, Va.; Amy and (David) Castillo of Folsom, Calif., and Scott and (Jill) Burger of Grand Junction, Colo. She also leaves behind 21 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren with two more on the way. Services will be held Jan. 19 at 11 a.m. at the Bloomington Hills 6th Ward LDS Chapel, 750 Fort Pierce Drive, St. George. Visitations will be held Jan. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 W. St. George Blvd., and on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. prior to services at the chapel. Interment will follow at the St. George City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 673-4221. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the LDS Church Perpetual Education Fund.