James Leslie Burke, 75, of Yakima and a former Sunnyside resident died Thursday, May 28, 2009, in Yakima.

He was born in Payette, Idaho.

He is survived by seven step-sons; one step-daughter; three brothers, Bill Burke of Cornelius, Ore., Max Burke and Larry Burke, both of Boise, Idaho; 19 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Viewing will be held Friday, June 5, 2009, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Valley Hills Funeral Home in Yakima. Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 6, 2009, at 10 a.m. at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 6, 2009, at 11:30 a.m. at Open Bible Christian Center, 2701 W. Lincoln Avenue in Yakima.

Valley Hills Funeral Home and Crematory in Yakima is in charge of arrangements.


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