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Stampers are Movers and Shapers

Molly Shore

For more than three decades, Larry and Sue Stamper have participated

in civic organizations and served on the boards of charitable

organizations throughout Burbank.


For their efforts, the Stampers are the recipients of the second

annual Woodbury University Movers and Shapers Award. The award

recognizes outstanding volunteer service to the city and its



University officials made a group decision in selecting the

popular Burbank husband and wife, said James Dean, vice president for

university advancement.

“Susan and Larry Stamper have made very important contributions to

Burbank and our citizens,” Dean said. “They have helped Burbank to

move forward, and have helped shape the lives of our citizens and of

our institutions.”

The university will honor the Stampers on Oct. 19 at a campus



Larry Stamper is pastor of Burbank First United Methodist Church.

A member of the Burbank Community Hospital Foundation, he serves on

the board of directors of Wesley Homes, an organization sponsored by

the United Methodist Church.

In addition to being a spiritual leader, Stamper has served in the

political arena. He is a former Burbank city councilman and served as

mayor. Stamper was chaplain for the Burbank Police Department for 14


years, and in 1992 he received an honorary doctorate of letters from

Woodbury University.

Sue Stamper is active in United Methodist Women, National Charity

League, Burbank Sister City Committee, San Fernando Valley Girl

Scouts, and Noon Rotary.

A talented musician, she plays the violin, piano and organ. She is

also a vocalist who sings at weddings, memorial services and other


The Stampers have been married for 47 years. They have three

children and six grandchildren. Daughter Judie Sarquiz is management

services director for the city of Burbank.