Dorothy Y. Burks, former Vail resident, 1923-2007 |

Dorothy Y. Burks, former Vail resident, 1923-2007

Vail, CO Colorado
Dorothy Y. Burks

Dorothy Y. Burks died Friday. She was 84.

She was born in Cleveland, Okla., on Oct. 3, 1923, to Charles York and Margaret Gardner. She graduated from high school and from the Baptist Bible College with a degree in business education.

She lived in Jerome, Idaho, Springfield, Mo., and Vail, before moving to Loveland/Ft. Collins.

She married Richard Burks on Jan. 10, 1942, in Pierce County, Wash. He died on Jan. 12, 1988.

She married Earl Bird on March 11, 1999 in Beaver Creek.

She and her husband farmed in Jerome, Idaho. She was a professor of business at the Baptist Bible College for 15 years. She worked as an administrative assistant in Vail for a real estate company.

She was an officer on the American Red Cross Board and the Vail Valley Medical Center Volunteer Corp., volunteering over 6000 hours. She was a very active member of the Vail Valley Presbyterian Church.

She enjoyed singing and community functions and church activities. She enjoyed needle point and cooking.

She is survived by her son, Dan Burks and wife Cindy of Fairfield, Iowa; daughter Mary Brown and husband Jerry of Loveland; sister Dolores Crow of Nampa, Idaho; five grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and three sisters.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Vail Valley Medical Center Volunteer Corps in care of Allnutt Funeral Service 2100 N. Lincoln Ave. Loveland, CO 80538.

A memorial service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Allnutt Hunter Chapel in Loveland. Graveside Inurnment will be held at a later date in Jerome, Idaho.

Please view the online obituary, send condolences and sign the family guest book at

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