Venice Burgoyne Rich, 82, lifetime resident of Montpelier, died October 27, 1999 at the Bear Lake Memorial Hospital. She was born the first of five children, January 20, 1917 to Vilate Perkins and Joseph A. Burgoyne, and attended schools in Montpelier, graduating from High School in 1935 and from Utah State University in 1939 with a BS degree in Secretarial Science.
Following graduation she accepted a teaching position at South Sevier High School in Monroe, UT where she taught shorthand, bookkeeping and type for three years. During this time she met and married Val Rich on November 18, 1941 in the Manti Temple.
Following Val's service overseas in WWII, they made their home in Montpelier, ID. She was a teacher at Montpelier and Bear Lake High School for 21 years, during which time she also served as advisor to the drill team and cheerleaders, retiring in 1980. She has always been active in the LDS Church, serving faithfully in various organizations as teacher, organist, president and many other positions. She loved the outdoors, sightseeing, wildlife, traveling and raising flowers and gardens. She adored all five of her grandchildren and is well-known for her un-ending service, love, encouragement and cheerfulness to all her family and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers and sisters: Sherman Burgoyne, Richard Burgoyne, Gwen Eccles and Margaret Johnson.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Julie) Parker of Portland, OR and Mrs Robert (Jeanne) Anderson of Magna, UT and grandchildren, Bryan, Jody, Aaron, Valoree and Eva.
Funeral services were held at the Montpelier First Ward November lst. Interment was in the Montpelier City Cemetery.