Dateline: July 13, 2006
Robert “Bill” Burcham, 71, died Sunday, July 9, 2006 at
were at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2006, in the First United Methodist
Church in Claude with Rev. Janet Edwards, Pastor, and Rev. Gene Weinette,
Pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Stratford, officiating.
Cremation was held
July 10, 2006, at City View Crematory in Vega. Services were under the
direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc, of Clarendon.
Mr. Burcham was born
May 28, 1935, to William Frederick and Nancy Burcham in Mangum, Oklahoma.
He married Mary Lane on August 26, 1956, in Cordell, Oklahoma. He worked
for different school districts during his career including White Deer,
Wheeler County, Claude, and Highland Park and served as a teacher,
counselor, and principal. He was a resident of Shamrock before moving to
Claude 21 years ago. He was a member of the Armstrong County Museum Board,
Gem Theater Board, Shamrock Lions Club, was the voice for Miss Irish Rose
Pageant for 16 years. He was also a member of the First United Methodist
Church in Claude where he served on many committees and was a part of the
Methodist Men’s group. He was a master carpenter, loved being around
friends and family, and never met a stranger.
Mr. Burcham was
preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his
wife, Mary of Claude; 2 daughters, Dee Reeder and husband Robby of
Shamrock, and Elizabeth Burcham of Amarillo; 2 grandchildren, Brad Reeder
and wife Ashley of Shamrock, Reiss Reeder of Cordell, Oklahoma; 1 great
grandchild, Deshya Reeder of Shamrock; 1 brother, Jim Burcham and wife
Barbara of Houston; 1 sister, Sarah Schreiner and husband Wayne of Lone
Wolf, Oklahoma; 4 nieces and nephews; 7 great nieces and nephews; Special
Friends and Family, Gene, Brandi, Tristan, and Caleb Weinette all of
The family requests memorials be made to First United Methodist Church in Claude.
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