Enterprise, Oregon

Ruth G. Evans Burcham, formerly of Enterprise, died in Arlington, Wash. on March 28, 2006. She was 91.

Mrs. Burcham was born in Duncan, Ariz., on Feb. 27, 1915 to John Evans and Minnie Lloyd. She was raised in Duncan, and attended high school there. She became a nurse’s aide in a Catholic geriatrics hospital.

On November 14, 1931, Ruth married Orville Jay Burcham in Riverside, Calif. They had two children. After living in Enterprise and Pomona, Calif., the couple moved to Pendleton in 1961, where they resided for 35 years.

Mrs. Burcham was a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband of 61 years, Orville Jay Burcham.

She is survived by her son Donald John Burcham of Redmond, her daughter Diana Basim of Arlington, Wash., 10 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

Contributions in memory of Ruth Burcham may be made to a charity of choice. Graveside services have been held.
Wallowa County Chieftain – April 6, 2006
Contributed By: Sue Wells