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La Grande, Union County, Oregon

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Presbyterian Church for Sylvester Howard Burleigh, 75, of 508 Spring Ave., La Grande. The Rev. James Jones will officiate. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery.

Burleigh, a lawyer with the firm Burleigh, Carey & Gooding, died at a local hospital Sunday after an extended illness. He will lie in state from 5 to 9 p.m. tonight at the Dempsey Funeral Chapel.

Born in Enterprise Sept. 15, 1895, Burleigh has been a resident of Union County for 40 years. He was a member of the Union Co. Bar Association, American Bar Association, and served as member of the Board of Governors from 1948 to 1950. He also was a member of Elks Lodge No. 433, and the local American Legion Post.

Survivors include his wife Eva L. Burleigh, La Grande; two daughters, Mrs. Doris Kaiser, Manhattan Beach, Cal., and Mrs. Sydney L. Bass, Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters, Mrs. Genevieve McCubbin and Mrs. Florence McCubbin of Enterprise; five grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

The Observer
La Grande, Oregon
Tuesday, August 24, 1971
Page 3

Contributed by: Tom Childers

MLA Source Citation:

White, Judy Wallis. Union County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by AccessGenealogy.com. Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 29 January 2015. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/oregon/burleigh-sylvester-howard-obituary.htm - Last updated on Dec 9th, 2011

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