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Obituary: Charmaine Martha Burcham

Charmaine Martha Burcham, born February 9, 1931, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, made her journey to Heaven on July 17, 2015.

Charmaine was born in the Chicago area and moved to Phoenix in 1941. She attended Baltz Elementary School and graduated from Tempe High School and worked for AirResearch and Motorola.

Charmaine was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Janet Mills; and her husband of 55 years, Enis Volney Burcham Jr. She is survived by her children Nannette Burcham, Karen Bond, Enis Volney, Bernadette Burcham III, and Walter and Leanne Burcham; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Charmaine is dearly missed by her family and she meant everything to them. The banners and balloons are hung, the candles on the cake are lit, and there is

great rejoicing in the Kingdom of Heaven. Charmaine has come home.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015 at the Valley Presbyterian Church at 6947 E. McDonald Drive Paradise Valley, AZ 85253, 480-991-6424.

Funeral services were entrusted to Wakelin Family Funeral Homes. Please visit to view and sign Charmaine's guestbook and for directions.

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