Linda Jean Burkman

Linda Jean Burkman
Linda Jean Burkman

Linda Jean Burkman, 76, of Amarillo, TX died Friday, October 9, 2020.

Memorial services will be at 4:00 p.m., Monday, October 12, 2020, at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. Murray Gossett officiating.  Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Linda was born March 4, 1944, to Carl and Viola Troutman in Amarillo, TX, and was raised in Dumas, TX.  She graduated from Dumas High School and was voted Ms. Moore County.  Linda graduated from West Texas State with a degree in education with a minor in music.

Linda taught music at Gateway Elementary in Borger, TX and served in the music ministry at First United Methodist Church, also in Borger.  She then served at First Presbyterian Church in Amarillo, and taught at Lakeview Elementary in Canyon, TX.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Eddie Troutman.

Survivors include her husband, Gary Burkman; three daughters, Delise Leazenby and husband Dennis, Debbie Chaney and husband Rex, and Dawna Wine and husband Robbie; two sisters, Mary Helen Lummus and husband Joel, and Betty Ann Sansing and husband Bill; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.




21 Replies to “Linda Jean Burkman”

  1. My precious first little neighbor and friend. “Linda Jeanie” and I spent countless hours playing dolls. I also remember playing “wood tag” with my Sissy and the three Troutman girls . It was so great to reconnect years later on social media. Precious lady!

  2. We have lost a beautiful and loving Chi Omega sister and friend. I shall always remember her as “Dimp’s” lovely little sister and fellow Chi O! Her effervescent demeanor and ever present smile was always there for us all. My heart goes out to you, Betty Ann, and the entire family. You are loved from afar in Hawaii and in my prayers. Love, Fritz Campbell ❤️🌈

  3. Such memories, singing together at Saint Stephen and then the little pieces I have seen on Facebook. Then time travel just reading the messages from other OLD Dumas friends. A special bond at FMC on Dumas. My heart hurts for you all. Bet she’s singing in Heaven.
    Blessings. Melba Haile Boydstun

  4. Mary Helen , my heart hurts for you. As the eldest of three sisters myself, I cannot imagine the pain you and Betty Ann are going through with this loss of your baby sister. Know that Darla, Karen, and I all remember you beautiful “Troutman girls” from our childhood days in Dumas. You three set the mark for us then. Hugs to you both in this time of grief.

  5. Mary Helen and Betty Ann ~
    I have fondest-memories of exchanging Sunday-afternoons after church at First United Methodist growing-up, having dinner and playing dolls. Mary Helen was big-sister, lol so she didn’t play with us and Linda Jean was pesky-little-sister but Mother Viol insisted we include her. Such great-times! May out Lord comfort each in-this-time and so-glad the three of you got-to-be together as I read in Mary Helen’s-note. Grieve-as-you must, not-as-others will tell you is right, wrong or indifferent. I still have my-only-sister, Betty in Dumas but her-husband Bobbie Spencer passed recently from COVId-19 and COPD. Sad-times with everyone now it seems. Does that mean we-are-getting more-mature in age? Love to all ~ Jackie

  6. A Beautiful woman and Friend. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She has left a wonderful legacy in her Family who loved her. Our Family was honored to call her our Friend. Rest with JESUS Linda Jean🙏🏻

  7. Much love and prayers to Gary and the girls. The Berrys have such fond memories of Mrs. Linda Jean! So thankful for complete healing, but praying peace and comfort for all the family!

  8. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
    Sincerely Dean and Gloria (Barnhart) Rummel
    And Christi (Rummel) Hinson and Karen Rummel

  9. It was an honor to work at the clinic with such a beautiful lady, a reflection of our Lord Jesus🙏❤. Our condolences to the family. R.I.P. dear friend.😇😥

  10. To My precious Chi Omega roommate in college and on some of our amazing trips as 60+ you are already missed
    My mind is full of sweet memories I can see you beautiful blue eyes, smile and hear your wonderful laugh, but nothing sweeter than your angelic voice. Without you singing Shades will never be the same. God rest your gentle soul with love Cheryl Cohee

  11. What a Beautiful Beautiful Girl! I loved knowing Linda as a Chi Omega at West Texas. Sweet times and memories! Condolences and prayers for all left in her wake!

  12. Prayers , peace, and comfort to the family. Rest in the arms of our lord and savior.

    God be with you eternally.

  13. Our hearts are saddened. Linda Jean was truly one of the kindest, most caring and musicality talented persons ever. As a Chi Omega sister, she made our lives brighter and joyous and leading us always in our beautiful song of SHADES.
    I’m sure that all the angels will have her leaving their choirs.
    May God be with you all in healing and comfort. Love and condolences. Jan Koci

  14. Linda Jean was a friend since we were 5 yrs old
    Know she will be Sorely Missed by her
    Beloved Family & Friends…..Prayers for Comfort & Peace … Jordan & Carolyn Mills

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.