Ricky Lynn Burris

August 4, 1996April 18, 2012

Rickey Lynn Louie-Burris who entered into this world on August 4, 1996 in Spokane, Washington the daughter of Richard W. Burris and M. Lynn Louie; unexpectedly left us all on April 18, 2012 from Nespelem, Washington.

A member of the Colville Confederated Tribes, Rickey was always very proud of her Native American Heritage, her parents being of the Colville and Blackfeet Nations.

A sophomore at Lake Roosevelt High School, Rickey always loved sports having played on various school Tennis, Baseball and Basketball teams, but her favorite sport was Volleyball in which she won awards and had served as 2012 team captain. Rickey had also enjoyed going to Sunday school with friends at Grand Coulee’s Zion Lutheran Church, writing, doing art, interacting with others on “Facebook” and spending time with her many-many friends.

Predeceased by her dad: Richard Burris and grandpa: Dick Burris; Rickey is survived by her mom: M. Lynn Louie; brothers: Charles DeSautel, Dallas Burris, Josh Burris, Jamie Burris, Richard Burris Jr., and Cody Burris; sister: Karrie Samuels; grandparents: Dave Louie (Lois James), Sharon Weaseltail (Jim Schwab), and Malonie Burris; aunts: Lisa, Amanda, Cierra, Madison, Bobbie, Stella, and Ruby; uncles: Sonny, Dodie, Woodstock, Richie, Steve, Virgil, Alan and Robbie; Numerous great-aunts and great-uncles; nephew: Christopher DeSautel, niece: Talia DeSautel and Rickey’s boyfriends: Alex Mills and Austin Frank. Special Thanks are also extended to all the families who so enriched Rickey’s life and continue to be there so wonderfully for Rickey’s family.

The following services were held for Rickey: 7:00PM, Saturday, April 21, 2012: Family Rosary at Lynn’s Nespelem, WA home; 7:00PM, Sunday, April 22, 2012: Recitation of the Rosary and Wake in the Nespelem Community Center and 10:00AM, Monday, April 23, 2012: Funeral Mass and celebration of Rickey’s life at the Nespelem Community Center which was followed by graveside services at Nespelem Catholic Cemetery.

Strate Funeral home of Grand Coulee, Washington is honored to serve Rickey’s family.


  • Visitation Saturday, April 21, 2012

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Bryson Goggles

April 6, 2013

it's been a year now and I still can't believe your gone I'm trying to hang on but it's hard to let go of you and moving on with life I can't take this anymore.

Lacey Moon

April 3, 2013

I love you so much I wish you still were on this world I remember you always came to our house because of my sister I want you to know that my sister really wants you on this world and she doesn't have a BEST friend she just has friends and sometimes she says " I miss my sister! " she really misses you Rickey! we will see you soon and I had a dream and I want it to be true! I miss you also! sincerely your lil sister Lacey Mooon

Danielle Elwell

September 3, 2012

Rickey Lynn Louie- Burris i love you sister sooooooo much I can't believe your really gone its been 5moths now

Teresa Vaughn

April 24, 2012

Im sorry I never spent the much time with you, i wish i could have thank you for giving me my first indian taco, Love you cousin.

Rosa Lopez

April 24, 2012

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
"Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know that are happy". The Lopez Family (Krystal-Leonard Fiance' Parents)

alexis salazar

April 23, 2012

You will be forever missed. I will always remember you as the funny energetic girl that you were. RIP