Wayne Allen Burke
July 16, 1974
October 28, 2012
Wayne Allen Burke, 38 years old, passed away at his home on October 28, 2012 in Nixon, NV. Wayne was born on July 16, 1974. He lived in Nixon with his wife Leticia and children Alec, Cristian, and Soleil. Wayne attended school at Manitou Springs High School in Colorado and attended Nebraska Christian College. Wayne served in the Marine Corps from 1993 to his honorable discharge in 1997. Wayne was the current Tribal Chairman for the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe and had previously served on the Tribal Council. He worked as a juvenile probation officer for Lyon County and for the Pyramid Lake Tribe; he also worked in security in Colorado. In his spare time, Wayne was an artist specializing in acrylic paints, loved kayaking, diving and fishing, watching his children in all their activities and he was a troop leader with the Silver Springs Boy Scouts. Wayne was also a member of Numu Tookwasu (Pyramid Lake Veterans & Warriors Association).
A memorial service under the direction of Ross, Burke & Knobel, is planned for November 6, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Nixon Gym in Nixon, NV. An account for Leticia and the children is being established at the Bank of America in Fernley, NV under the name "Wayne Burke."
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on Nov. 4, 2012