|Birth: ||Apr. 20, 1930|
|Death: ||Jul. 10, 2009|
Robert Prowell "Bob" Burks, age 79, a diehard Cougar fan, passed away Friday, July 10, 2009, in Bellingham, Wash.
He was born in Yakima on Easter Sunday, April 20, 1930, to Joseph and Fern Prowell Burks. He graduated from Wenatchee High School, served in the U.S. Navy, and then earned the following degrees; bachelor's in political science at Washington State University, master of business administration at the University of Washington, doctorate in law at the University of Arizona, and master of laws in taxation at the University of Miami. Bob was a certified public accountant, worked as an attorney for the Internal Revenue Service, and practiced law for many years.
Bob had an amazing memory, was a lifelong learner, and absolutely loved Cougar sports. He enjoyed golf and played until a month before his passing.
He is survived by wife, Sylvia Burks; son Bruce and Gwen Burks and their daughters Emily and Kelsey; daughter Tasha and Chris Yonlick and their daughter Shann; stepdaughter Jeanie and Dan Pritchard and their son David; sister Joan Espe-Grubb and husband Ed; and many family and friends, including Gailee and Bob Kerns and family, and Ann Richardson-Jones and family.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Aug. 1 at Westford Funeral Home in Bellingham, followed by a reception across the street at Westford's Broadway Hall, 1300 Broadway.
(Obituary from The Lewiston Tribune)
Pullman City Cemetery
Plot: Block 2 CITY, Lot F NICHE, Grave 2
Created by: Larry Linehan
Record added: Jan 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 63827384