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Colleen Thelma Burks

May 24, 1932 - March 13, 2015

BURKS, Colleen Thelma (age 82) - On the evening of March 13, 2015, Colleen passed peacefully into the hands of God while surrounded by her family at Providence Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, WA. Colleen was born in Belfast, Maine, to Eli and Blanche Moulton. She moved to California with her parents and brother, Merle, in 1945. Colleen married Willard Burks in 1950. She worked in Skilled Nursing Facilities as a Nursing Office Secretary and assisted physicians, retiring when her husband moved to Spokane in 1985. Colleen is survived by her husband of 64 years, Willard; son, Dennis Burks, of Scottsdale, AZ; son, Jeffrey (Rebecca) Burks, of Spokane, WA; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Betty Moulton, of South Carolina; and several nieces and nephews. Colleen had been active in St. John Altar Society since 1985, which she enjoyed very much. Her favorite activity was vacationing in Hawaii; she and her husband have vacationed there 14 times. Colleen and Willard celebrated their 50th anniversary on Maui, with their sons, wives and grandchildren. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at home in Spokane Valley with their sons and families and several nieces and nephews from California and Nevada. Colleen was loved and will be missed by many. A funeral service will be held at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 503 North Walnut Road, Spokane Valley, WA, on Thursday March 19, beginning at 11.00 a.m. Community Cremation & Funeral Spokane Valley - 13127 E. Sprague Ave, Spokane Valley, WA 99216, (509)926-2020 -


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