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 Leslie Terry Burkhalter

Leslie Terry Burkhalter

Twin Falls, Twin Falls County, Idaho, USA
Death 14 May 1963 (aged 21)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
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Memorial ID 57931 · View Source
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Crash in Murray Kills 'Cyclist

Special to The Tribune

MURRAY — A 21-year-old Murray father was killed Tuesday at 8:45 a.m. when the motorcycle he was riding collided with the side of a pickup truck at 4195 S. State.

LESLIE TERRY Burkhalter, 4928 Wssatch Ave. (250 East), was pronounced dead on arrival at Salt Lake General Hospital of injuries received in the crash.

Deputy Sheriffs Gene Roosendaal and John Patience said Mr. Burkhalter was northbound along State when he struck a pickup truck which was making a left turn off State east on Gordon Ln. (4195 South).

HIS MOTORCYCLE hit the truck back of the right front door and was thrown into the bed of the vehicle, they said.

Officers identified the truck driver as John Richard Gunther, 41, 2471 E. 6475 South. The truck is owned by the Grandeur Construction Co., the officers said.

DEPUTY ROOSENDAAL said Mr. Gunther had been going south and was making the turn to go onto Gordon Lane. Investigation is continuing, he said.

Leslie Terry Burkhalter was born May 13, 1942, in Twin Falls, Idaho, a son of Leslie E. and Iris E. Burkhalter. He came to Murray with his parents in 1955 and was a graduate of Murray High School in 1960.

HE MARRIED Cherie Andersen July 8, 1961, in Salt Lake City. He was a member of the Central Christian Church.

He is survived by his widow; a daughter, Robin Burkhalter; his parents, all Murray; a brother, Allan Burkhalter, Salt Lake City, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Anderson, Holladay, and Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Goodman, Twin Falls.

The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah — Wednesday Morning — May 15, 1963

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  • Maintained by: Anne
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 57931
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Leslie Terry Burkhalter (13 May 1942–14 May 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 57931, citing Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Anne (contributor 46788213) .