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 Wednesday, Apr. 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 – family rosary Saturday, Apr. 21, at 7 p.m., at Lynn’s home in Nespelem; Recitation of the rosary and wake in the Nespelem Community Center on Sunday, Apr. 22; a funeral mass and celebration of Rickey’s life on Monday, Apr. 23, at 10 a.m., at the Nespelem Community Center followed by graveside services at Nespelem Catholic Cemetery.
Strate Funeral home of Grand Coulee, is honored to serve Rickey’s family.