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Barbara Ann Ellis Burke, Donald Keith Meldrum

Barbara Ann Ellis Burke

Nov. 25, 1944 ~ Feb. 23, 2018

Barbara Ann Ellis Burke was born November 25, 1944 in Carlsbad, New Mexico to Herbert Roswell & Florence Elva Ellis. She was second to the youngest of 16 children. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bob Burke, her parents, and brothers Bill and Donnie. She is survived by her sisters, Lena Worsham, Myrtle Alston, Martha Racknagle, brother Wesley Ellis, and sisters Katherine and Margaret, plus 18 nephews and nieces. Barbara & her siblings lived in the Corsecana Orphanage in Texas for seven years, then moved to Salem, Oregon in 1959. They moved to Brogan in 1970. Barbara met Bob Burke in 1971, and they were so smitten with each other they married in 1971. They lived in John Day for 20 years, then Brogan, then settled in Ontario and . . .