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Karlene Burks

April 29, 1948 — June 5, 2021


Karlene (Halverson) Burks, 73, of Jerome passed away June 5, 2021. She was born April 29, 1948 in Wendell, Idaho to John N. Halverson and Adair Newcomb Halverson.

Karlene graduated from Jerome High School. She married Ronald W. Burks on June 22, 1976 in her mom’s backyard in Jerome. She worked as a CNA at St. Benedict’s Hospital and attended Calvary Episcopal Church.

Karlene was an avid Boise State Bronco fan and cheered for the Atlanta Braves. She loved dolphins and cats.

Karlene was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Leah Fay Parra. She is survived by her husband, Ronnie W. Burks; sister, Linda Morrey; nieces, Dianne Alves and Haley Craig Serrano; and nephews, Jim Morrey, Matt Craig, and Tim Craig.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at the Jerome Cemetery, Jerome, Idaho.

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Service Schedule

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Starts at 3:00 pm

Jerome Cemetery

Jerome, ID 83338

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