OBITUARY

Marshall "Lee" Burnham

June 12, 1945February 7, 2019

Marshall Lee Burnham, 73 passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2019 in Georgetown, Texas. Marshall (Lee) was a retired Senior Master Sergeant of the Air Force; 27 years, also retired Civil Service from Camp Mabry; 21 years. He was a long-time resident of Austin and Georgetown. He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother and co-worker. He had a gentle simplistic soul. He enjoyed cruising, watching movies, supporting his family and socializing over a drink. He was loved by everyone! Marshall was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Spencer; his father, Edward Burnham and his first wife, Doralene Burnham. He is survived by his current wife, Darlene Burnham; 2 daughters, Tina Vorpahl and Michelle Wann; his step-son, Derek Phariss; and their spouses, Steven Vorpahl, Ian Wann and Allyson Phariss. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Colton Vorpahl, Dylan Vorpahl, Sierra Wann, Amity Wann, Sebastian Wann, Jessica Redden-Phariss and Brooke Phariss; three brothers, Bill Burnham, David Burnham, and Jimmy Burnham and one sister, Joyce Leisure. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions be made in Marshall’s name to American Heart Association, American Lung Association or National Kidney Foundation.

Funeral Service will be at 4:00 P.M. on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home, 2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown, Texas. A reception will follow the service in the Southwestern Room. Interment will be 9:00 A.M. on Friday, February 15, 2019 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, 1520 Harry Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, Texas.

Services

  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Reception Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, February 15, 2019
REMEMBERING

Marshall "Lee" Burnham

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Michele Sweeney

February 14, 2019

From the first day we moved into the house across the street, you welcomed me with open arms and blessed me with feeling like I was family. I am grateful for the memories. I will never forget your laugh, love for your family, and big heart. I love you.

VERONICA CUTTS

February 12, 2019

Prayer is sent to the Burnham Family and may God comfort you at this time.
I can remember countless times upon calling Mr. Burnham for assistance (even after work hours).
Mr. Burnham was always available and ensured the logistic office computers were top notch with the latest software.
A note of gratitude is sent for the endless hours of support, guidance, wisdom, and leadership.
MSG Veronica Cutts
QM, TXARNG

Steven Vorpahl

February 11, 2019

Marshall was my father in law from the very beginning of metting him and dating his daughter he welcomed me into the family with open arms always helping us whenever and whatever we needed to be successful he was an amazing man Tina and I gave him his first 2 grandchildren. We will truly miss you and you win the biggest tv battle

Gladys Simpson

February 10, 2019

I was the person who did the new hire paperwork when Lee was hired at Camp Mabry. I immediately started calling him Leroy. He hired on as a GS-4 and I believed he retired as a GS-12. He was very smart and knew his way around computers and once that talent was discovered he was put to work! He loved every minute of it. He loved to help people with their computer problems and went on to bigger and better things by the end of his career. He was a humble man and loved his family. Later as his girls married and made him a grandpa, he was so very proud of each one of those babies. He and his first wife with myself and my late husband enjoyed playing cards a lot at each other’s homes. The guys were always partners and always beat us. The three of them are all together now waiting on me so they can start beating us again! Lee was like a father to me and I felt like a part of his family when we gathered at Thanksgiving or Christmas. He was a great co-worker and a team player. After I lost my husband, I went to him because he had lost his wife and asked “how long before you started feeling like you again?” He told me it took four years. He was right about that. He and I loved to waltz together when there was a get together at weddings or at one of the Camp Mabry Christmas get togethers. He was a great friend. I got to catch up with him before he started feeling bad in the hospital and we talked for almost two hours. He is going to be missed very much by so many of us that worked with him. I love you, Leroy and when I make my own way home, watch out, I might have gotten better at playing card games and me and Mama might beat you and Milton for once!!!!!

Jose Garcia

February 9, 2019

Rest in peace Mr. Burnham

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