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Alma "Scotty" Trafton Burke
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Birth: unknown
Prairie County
Montana, USA
Death: Jul. 22, 2007
King County
Washington, USA

Alma "Scotty" Burke passed away at her home in Seattle on July 22, 2007, at the age of 83 as a result of breast cancer.

She was born to Elizabeth (Nonie) and Jesse Trafton at their homestead near Mildred. When she was a small child the family moved to the Miles City area where they resided at Ft. Keogh for many years before moving to town. Mrs. Burke went to local schools and graduated from Custer County High School in 1942. She worked at Woolworth while attending school.

On March 2, 1944, she married Jack W. Burke, her high school sweetheart. They lived in Seattle ever since, except for a short time in New York City near the end of World War II.

She loved to design clothes and sew, making many of her lovely outfits.

Her survivors include by her husband, Jack; a daughter, Shannon, and two grandsons, Jesse and Kevin, and a son, Shawn all residing in Seattle; a sister-in-law, Maxine Trafton and a cousin, Maxine Seekins, both of Miles City; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Leslie Trafton of Miles City in 1994 and Sherman Trafton who was shot down over Formosa during World War II.

Services are pending.

A memorial fund has been established with the American Cancer Society should anyone choose to remember Mrs. Burke in this way and donations may be made by contacting the A.C.S at 1-800-227-2345 or

Family links: 
  Jesse H Trafton (1889 - 1991)
  Elizabeth Hazel Nonie Trafton (1895 - 1985)
  Jack W Burke (1922 - 2013)
  Alma Trafton Burke (____ - 2007)
  Les Harrison Trafton (1918 - 1994)*
  Sherman W Trafton (1919 - 1945)*
*Calculated relationship
Custer County Cemetery
Miles City
Custer County
Montana, USA
Created by: Karen Griswold Stroh
Record added: Dec 12, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 121655729
Alma Scotty <i>Trafton</i> Burke
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- Karen Griswold Stroh
 Added: Dec. 12, 2013

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