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Burkel, Marjorie


Marjorie Burkel

Services: Have been held.

Mrs. Marjorie Burkel, 83, of Portales, died Thursday morning, Oct. 16, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales.

She was born on May 30, 1920, in Smithville, Mo., to Lela and Joshua E. Kindred.

She grew up in Smithville and graduated from high school there in 1938. On Aug. 25, 1940, she married Lou Burkel. In 1965, they moved to Portales where she worked from 1966 until 1992 as a school librarian.

She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church in Portales and the Mariners Sunday school class. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, quilting, and other hand work, and for many years she was active in the Duplicate Bridge Club. Family members said she was a wonderful cook and avid reader.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Josh Kindred Jr., and a sister, Judy Fisher.

She is survived by her husband; two sons, Louis (and wife Sandy) Burkel of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Paul (Wanda) Burkel of Lake Forest, Calif.; a daughter, Susan Sampson of San Antonio, Texas; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Dr. Glen McCoy officiated the memorial service at First Presbyterian Church in Portales. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the church.

Arrangements were by Wheeler Mortuary in Portales.


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