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Mrs Charlotte L. "Char" Gillespie Burk
Birth: May 27, 1920
Rankin
Roger Mills County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Mar. 10, 2013
Yucaipa
San Bernardino County
California, USA

I love this wonderful vivacious lady who was there for me more times than I can count. Many of those occasions were life-altering events. She always stood by her beliefs independent of anyone who would try to change them or her. She never judged the human condition. She loved New Zealand, to dance, her family, having a good time, and sweets. Teasing she was likely addicted to sugar. She had little patience for anyone using religion as an excuse to judge others.

Aunt Char was one of 7 children born in Oklahoma to Pauline Harris Gillespie and Archie Roy Gillespie. She was the oldest of 3 girls and 4 brothers. During the dust bowl years and depression of the 1930s the Gillespie family was forced to sell their dairy farm and moved to New Mexico. Four of her siblings (3 brothers and 1 sister) along with her husband, parents, 1 niece, and many many friends prepared to receive her on March 10, 2013.

Aunt Char was well read on politics and current events. She was openminded and embraced the diversity of mankind without judgment. Our wonder Char was a wonderful role model for women. Her beloved granddaughter was with her when she transitioned from this earth to another. Char is survived in California by one estranged child, 3 Granddaughters, 1 Great Granddaugther and 2 nieces. She is survived by one sister and nephews in Texas and 1 brother and 3 nieces in New Mexico and 1 nephew in Arizona.

Charlotte Burk will be cremated and her ashes spread in the Pacific Ocean per her wishes.

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 Parents:
  A Roy Gillespie (1892 - 1959)
  E Paulene Gillespie (1896 - 1990)
 
 Spouse:
  William Edgar Burk (1900 - 1964)*
 
 Siblings:
  Leonard Leroy Gillespie (1917 - 1985)*
  Charlotte L. Gillespie Burk (1920 - 2013)
  Dale Clifton Gillespie (1922 - 1993)*
  Delmer Kirvin Gillespie (1925 - 2008)*
  Theda Mae Gillespie Rupe (1928 - 1977)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Specifically: TBD
 
Created by: Sherri G.
Record added: Mar 14, 2013
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Mrs Charlotte L. Char <i>Gillespie</i> Burk
Added by: Sherri G.
 
 
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Dearest Aunt Char, You were my rock, my voice of reason in a sometimes dark world. You stood up to my Dad on my behalf when he lacked compassion or understanding. I always treasured that I could escape to your protection, love, and that you loved me un...(Read more)
- Sherri
 Added: Mar. 14, 2013
 
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