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Lucile Burkholder Obituary
LUCILE BURKHOLDER, 90, passed away August 6, 2014 at her home in Riverside CA. Lucile Allen was born May 22, 1924 in Winterset, Iowa to Fred Clarence Allen and Carrie Gertrude (Caudle) Allen. After graduating from Winterset High School in 1941 she went to Texas with the intention of getting married but when that did not happen she then moved to California where she worked for Lockheed Aircraft bucking rivets during the war. She later worked as a waitress at Ollie's Caf‚ in Glendale where she met her future husband Russell "Rusty" Franklin Burkholder. They were married by a justice of the peace on June 5th, 1946 after knowing each other 6 days. Cile and Rusty were married 41 years until Russ passed away on June 26, 1987. Preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers and three sisters and one son Russell Dean Burkholder & daughter-in-law Linda Marie Burkholder. Lucile is survived by a brother, Jack Allen of Texas; a sister Mae Baker of Iowa; by sons Paul Stephen Burkholder (Cheryl Burkholder), Allan Franklin Burkholder; daughter Linda Karle Tucker (Andy Tucker); twelve grandchildren; twenty three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Her memorial service will be held at the Arlington Avenue Church of the Nazarene on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 10:30am. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to the church she loved: Arlington Avenue Church of the Nazarene, 5475 Arlington Ave., Riverside, CA. 92504.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Sept. 9, 2014
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