Biografi for: Cora Marie Phillips
1900 United States Federal Census
Cora Marie Phillips. Age 4. Birth Date Nov 1895. Birthplace Washington DC. Home in 1900 Puyallup Indian Inustrial School, Pierce, Washington. Relation to Head of House Daughter. Marital Status Single. Father's Name Hy J Phillips. Father's Birthplace Wisconsin, USA. Mother's Name Mary O Phillips. Mother's Birthplace Illinois, USA. Household Members
Richard Pickering 69, Emily E Pickering 61, Hy J Phillips 34, Mary O Phillips 26, Cora Marie Phillips 4, Constance Phillips 0
Funeral services in rememberance of Marie Burley will be held Wednesday, June 30 at 1 p.m. at Visser Funeral Chapel in Langley, with the Rev. Susan Crandall-Tobey of the Little Brown Church officiating. Burial will follow at Bayview Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Burley Funeral Chapel in Oak Harbor.
Marie Burley, 97 died suddenly at her Maxwelton home (Clinton) on June 26, 1993. She was born on the Puyallup Indian Reservation on Nov. 5, 1895 to Henry and Mary Philips. Her father was the superindendent of the Indian Schools. The family moved to Wisconsin when she was six, and to Yankton, S.D. when she was nine as her father taught at various Indian Schools.When she was 14, her father moved to Seattle so that the children could receive a better education. Marie attended Lincoln High School, graduating with the class of 1913, and later attended the University of Washington.
In early years she has been employed at Frederick and Nelson in Seattle and had performed with the Seattle Opera Chorus. Her father had a family orchestra in which she played cello, violin and piano. Musicians were invited to join this orchestra, so one day the French Horn player brought his cousin, who played trumpet, to a rehersal. This trumpet player was Leon Burley who, in turn, became her husband on June 28, 1916. Mrs. Burley died just two days before their 77th wedding anniversary.
Marie moved to Whidby Island in 1921 with her husband. She wanted her children to have the same opportunity to enjoy music as she did growing up, so she began the Woodland Orchestra. The orchestra played at various events on South Whidby. In addition to directing the orchestra, she taught piano for more than 50 years, retiring in her mid-80''s.
Mrs. Burley had performed on the pioano with the Langley High School Choir, in recitals, in church, in the nursing home and at numerous weddings and funerals for many, many years.
In addition to her music, she helped establish Woodland Sunday School near Midvale. At Woodland Sunday School, she taught young people for numerous years and is remembered for get-togethers at her home and at the beach. Of course, she also played piano for the Sunday school.
Mrs. Burley is survived by her husband, Leon Burley of Clinton; three daughters, Mrs. Joyce Funk of Duvall, Mrs. Janice Wildes of Clinton, and Mrs. Marion Bartleson of Oak Harbor; two sons, Richard Burley of Bow and Wayne Burley of Seattle; four sisters, Mrs. Constance Douglas of Seattle, Mrs. Rosamond Bargelt of Everett, Mrs. Eleanor Lester of Seattle, and Mrs. Margorie Gregory of Seattle; one brother, Ronald Phillips of Seattle; 25 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Milton Phillips.