Terry Burton (Class of '63) Passes

John Wilson let us know that a friend of our class; Terry Burton (Class of '63) passed away. The following was taken from the June 20, 2011 Coeur d'Alene Press - Obituary page.

Terry Burton 1945 - 2011Terry Burton, 65

On June 10, 2011, Terry Burton quietly and peacefully left this world, surrounded by those who loved him. He was born Aug. 20, 1945 to Marvin and Alberta Burton, and had many fond memo­ries of growing up in Moscow, ID.

At age 22, Terry married his wife of 28 years, Mary Sprute, and began a life in Moscow going on to eventually have six children.

Terry was always very selfless in his devotion to his family and loved trav­eling, the outdoors, ani­mals, and had quite a "green thumb." He was generous and an unfailing optimist, always see­ing and believing in the best in people. He also took great delight in his relationship with his girl friend, Jeanette Walker, who described Terry as "the perfect gentleman."

Terry is preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Alberta Bur-ton, and brother Rodney Burton. Terry is survived by his six children: Ann Ealy (Greg) of Coeur d'Alene, Matthew of Spokane, Adam (Amy) of Spokane, Allison of Post Falls, Michaela Lawrence (James) of Spokane, Elise of Spokane.

He also leaves be­hind six grandchildren: Katy, Ryan, Noah, Maya, Wren and Jamie.

Terry's family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the staff of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit of Deaconess Hospital, as well as thank Dr. David Jones and Dr. J. Patel.

A memorial service will be held for Terry at Q'emiln Park in Post Falls (Google map) at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 10. To read more about Terry's life, please visit inmemoryofterryburton.blogspot.com.


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