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Kathleen Jo "Kathie" Strawn Burdick
Birth: Jan. 15, 1950
Pocatello
Bannock County
Idaho, USA
Death: Feb. 2, 2009
Springfield
Lane County
Oregon, USA

This was my beloved mother, who died of complications of ALS.

I will write a longer biography shortly. In the meantime, here is her obituary, written by my sister, Teri (Teresa), which appeared in the Eugene Register-Guard on February 6, 2009:

Kathleen Burdick

SPRINGFIELD A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1533 Market St. in Springfield for Kathleen Jo "Kathie" Burdick of Springfield. She died Feb. 2 of complications of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. She was 59. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. today, Feb. 6, at Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield.

She was born Jan. 15, 1950, in Pocatello, Idaho to Forrest and Helen Bates Strawn. She married Richard Burdick on Feb. 29, 2000, in Eugene.

She attended Pocatello High School in Idaho and South Eugene High School. She was a certified nursing assistant and caregiver.

Survivors include her husband; her stepfather, Wallie Reade; four children, Jo Frey of Eugene, Teresa Frey and James Burdick, both of Springfield, and Rochelle Buchanan of Cottage Grove; three siblings, Roberta Higley of Las Vegas, Dan Reade of Springfield and Steve Reade of Portland; and 12 grandchildren.

Remembrances to the ALS Foundation. 
 
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 Parents:
  Mary Helen Bates Reade (1917 - 2000)
 
 Siblings:
  Beverly Rae Strawn Evans (1937 - 1999)*
  Kathleen Jo Strawn Burdick (1950 - 2009)
  Dan Ray Reade (1954 - 2014)*
  Teresa Lou Reade (1956 - 1974)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Mom's ashes were buried beneath her baby sister's headstone, beside their mother. We strongly believe that all three of them would approve.
 
Burial:
Rest-Haven Memorial Park
Eugene
Lane County
Oregon, USA
Plot: Block 4 Section 16A Lot 6
 
Created by: Jo Frey
Record added: Feb 02, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33506399
Kathleen Jo Kathie <i>Strawn</i> Burdick
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Kathleen Jo Kathie <i>Strawn</i> Burdick
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Sleep in heavenly peace. My grandmother passed from that awful disease.
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