Patricia Ann Burton SUFFOLK - Patricia Ann Burton, 78, passed away June 2, 2009, in Sentara Obici Hospital after a short illness. She had been a resident of Lake Prince Woods in Suffolk since 2005 and previously lived for many years in Forest Hills in Chesapeake.
She was the widow of John M. "Jack" Burton. The daughter of John M. Harrison and Mildred A. Harrison, Mrs. Burton was born Oct. 22, 1930 in Colorado Springs. She attended Colorado A&M (now Colorado State University) and married Jack on Oct. 10, 1954. Pat and Jack lived at various times in Denver, Appleton City, Mo., Waveland, Miss., Titusville, Fla., and Henderson, Ky., before moving to Virginia in 1973.
Mrs. Burton worked as a librarian at Western Branch High School where her children attended school, and later at Kirn Library in Norfolk and as a law librarian for a number of Norfolk firms including Williams, Kelly & Greer, the Federal Court Library, Wilcox, Nusbaum & Vandevener, the Norfolk City Attorney's Office, Hofheimer Nusbaum (now Williams Mullen), Decker, Cardon, Thomas, Weintraub & Neskis, and retired from the Norfolk Law Library in 2006. She was a member of the Virginia Association of Law Libraries.
She is survived by her daughter, Pamela S. Burton and her husband Jerry W. Moore of Gloucester; a son, John R. Burton and his wife Cindy W. Burton of Chesapeake; a grandson, Frank R. Burton; and by the Sanders family of Colorado and California. Pat was loved by many in this life, all of whom look forward to trying to keep up with her in the next.
Pat Burton at a leadership session at VALL
Jill Burr, Theresa Schmid & Pat Burton at VALL in Williamsburg