Linda Carol Burda, 56, of Eagle Point, died Sept. 7, 2007 at Rogue Valley Medical Center, after a long battle with Multiple Myeloma. A memorial service was held Sept. 11 at the River House in Shady Cove.
She was born Nov. 21, 1950 in Chicago to Edward and Mary (Morgan)
Krolik. She grew up in Cook County, Ill. and attended Maria High School
and Fox Business College in Chicago. She spent much of her life working
as an administrative professional and traveled and lived extensively
through the west, finally settling in Oregon. Her father used to refer
to her as the "Wild, Wild, West."
Mrs. Burda was a talented artisan
and business woman. She spent the past few years working at her husband
Don Burda’s business, High Country Arts, in Shady Cove, where she was
office manager and contributing artist. She loved walks along the
river with her husband and their dogs, Crow, Cloud and very special
Woodtick and Fleabie. She also took great pleasure in decorating. She
had a knack for making anything look beautiful.
She was a free
spirit who embraced life with passion, humor and honesty. Her presence
and heart were almost too big for this world and so she chose to move
on to a larger place.
She is survived by her husband, Donald R.
Burda, Eagle Point; her two children from a previous marriage, Jason
Van Riemsdyk, Tucson, Airz., and Jennifer Coronado, San Rafael, Calif.,
her mother, Mary Krolik, Iverness, Ill,; two sisters, Jean Miller,
Huntley, Ill. and Diane Edwards of Del Rey Beach, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her father, Edward Krolik, on May 3, 2003.
may be sent to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Ave.,
5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851 or online at www.multiplemyeloma.org.