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Fidelis Margaret Colton Burton

Obituary for Fidelis Margaret Burton

Services were conducted Friday, Dec. 21, for Fidelis Margaret Colton Burton, who died Dec. 18, 2018, having lived a full life of 99 years.

She was born in Brudenell, Ontario, Canada on Sept. 10, 1919. She was one of five children to Samuel Joseph Colton and Mary Florence Haggarty. Fidelis married Sidney Albert Burton on September 4, 1939. The couple had five children; Gregory and Elizabeth are twins followed by Margaret Anne, Christina Jane, and Sidney Brian.

The family migrated to Southern California in 1960. In California, Fidelis kept the books for the family plumbing business. The family renovated houses for over thirty years. In 1990, the family moved to Texas. They settled in Huntsville, where they have remained for 28 years.

Fidelis is preceded in death by her husband Sidney Albert and her four sisters, Anastasia (Nun in the order of St. Joseph), Margaret, Ursula, and Grace, and daughter, Christina Jane. Fidelis is survived by her children Gregory and his wife Jean; Elizabeth (Sister Mary Agnes in the order of Dominican, O.P.), Margaret Anne, and Sidney Brian and wife Roberta. Grandchildren include Michelle Plitt and husband Bill; Gregory Burton Jr.; Steven Zander and wife Debbie; Jeffrey Zander and wife Debbie; Kevin Pitts and wife April; Joelle Elder, Joseph A.P. Burton and Evelyn Fidelis Burton and husband Colt Shaw. Great grandchildren include Allyssa, Allyson, Carly, Jacob, Lauren, Ashlyn, James and Max. Great great grandchildren include Colton Vance and Atlas Zander Luehsenhop.

Condolences may be left at www.shmfh.com





About Rich Heiland

Rich Heiland, former publisher of the Huntsville Item and owner of Free Press publications, LLC, a reporting/writing firm working with media, has been a reporter, editor and publisher at several daily papers. He was part of a Pulitzer Prize winning team. He taught journalism at Western Illinois University. He can be reached at freepresstx@gmail.com or 936-293-0293.

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