Linda Kjar Burton was born in Salt Lake City. When she was a teen she attended the Church College of New Zealand while her father served there as a mission president. She was studying elementary education at the University of Utah when she met Craig P. Burton. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple and are the parents of one son and five daughters and are grandparents to nineteen. She worked briefly as a seminary teacher and on the Relief Society and Primary general boards. She is currently the Relief Society General President of the Church.