John L. Burbery, age 87, died on Friday, June 12, 2015 at home in Tonasket.
John was born on November 10, 1927 to parents Dick and Lula Burbery. John was raised in Horse Spring Coulee and graduated from Tonasket High School.
John served in the United States Air Force. In 1950 he met Mary E. Albin and they married one year later on May 29, 1951. John and Mary raised four boys. John worked on a cattle ranch and at Regal Fruit Co. where he worked until retiring. John enjoyed spending time with family, hunting, fishing and spending time in his garden and growing and selling soft fruit and berries.
He is survived by sons, Gene and wife Debbi Burbery of Tonasket; Chuck Burbery of Lewiston, Idaho; John A. and wife Wilma Richter Burbery of Tonasket; Jim and Jill Burbery of Chelan; brothers, Lloyd and wife Barbara Burbery of Tonasket; Chuck and wife Dickie Burbery of Tonasket; brother-in-law Buck Workman of Omak; sister-in-law Mary Burbery of Ukiah, CA.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Mary; both parents; one brother, Harold Burbery; and three sisters, Iris Michels, Ellen Stotts and Joy Workman.
Services will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Loomis CommunityChurch with Lloyd Caton, officiating. Interment will follow at the Loomis Mt. View Cemetery. There will be a luncheon following the service at the Tonasket Eagles.
Memorials may be made to the Charity of your choice.
Bergh Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.