James F. Burdick (March 19, 1944 – February 1, 2014)

James F. Burdick (March 19, 1944 – February 1, 2014)
James F. Burdick
(March 19, 1944 – February 1, 2014)

ROCK SPRINGS — James F. Burdick, 69, of Rock Springs, Wyoming passed away on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at his home. A resident of Rock Springs for the past year and former resident of Green River, Mr. Burdick passed away following a two and a half year battle with cancer.

He was born on March 19, 1944 in DeRuyter, New York, the son of Donald Burdick and Rozella Stull.

Mr. Burdick attended schools in DeRuyter New York and graduated from the State University of New York at Stoneybrook in 1966, earning a Bachelors Degree in Engineering.

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He married Elaine Jackson in Long Island, New York on August 20, 1966 and she preceded him in death on June 29, 1992. He then married Linda Bower in Green River on May 23, 1993 and she also preceded him in death on November 25, 2012.

Mr. Burdick worked at Church and Dwight for thirty-four years until his retirement in 2003.

He was a member of the Sweetwater County Hospital Board and the Western Wyoming Community College Board.

Survivors include five daughters Jackie Liesenfeld, Jo Curry, Jennifer Curry, all of Green River, Wyoming, Pamela Shearing of Frederick, Colorado and Shawnee Burdick of Rock Springs, Wyoming; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two spouses, Elaine and Linda Burdick.

Private graveside services and inurnment will be held in the Riverview Cemetery in Green River, Wyoming.