Olga BURROUGHS

Female 1925 - 2008  (82 years)


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  • Name Olga BURROUGHS 
    Born 15 Nov 1925  Sacramento, Sacramento County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 04 Aug 2008  Denver, CO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Maui, HI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I133  Wemple Family Ancestry
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 

    Father Ephraim Spencer BURROUGHS,   b. 27 Jun 1894, Susanville, Lassen County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1948, Susanville, Lassen County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Mother Olga Adelia WEMPLE,   b. 13 Sep 1897, Milford, Lassen County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 2000, Sacramento County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 102 years) 
    Married 29 Jun 1919  Milford, Lassen County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F32  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 James R. DOUGHERTY 
    Children 
     1. Burne DOUGHERTY,   b. 31 Jan 1953, Sacramento, Sacramento County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1993, Phoenix, AZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     2. Erin DOUGHERTY
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F52  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Juan Jose HERRERA 
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F53  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Robert VAN ZANDT 
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F54  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Obituary from the Sacramento Bee dated August 19, 2008.

      (This obiturary was written by her brother, Geofrey.)

      Nov 15, 1925 - Aug 4, 2008 Brooke was an eclectic. There were few things in life she chose not to explore and, as she would have said, those left unturned were not important. As a young woman she rode horses at a stable in East Sacramento and later during her days at McClatchy High School challenged the august Principal, Sam Pepper, to allow students to enter the high school through the front doors; a battle she lost but a war she won. While she could be an iconoclast, she was also a traditionalist, belonged to Manana, a high school sorority, was editor of the school year book, and took high school sartorial elegance to a new level. She attended UCLA, and worked as a page on the MGM lot (the high point she once said was a kiss on the cheek from Frank Sinatra after delivering a message). She traveled alone whenever possible, observing that it's the only way to meet people. She lived in Sacramento; Palm Springs; Montana; New York; New Jersey; Guadalajara, Mexico; Honolulu; Arizona and Colorado. She was an accomplished photographer and social entertainer of the first magnitude. She did a lot in her life, had fun and left nothing on the table. Brooke passed away while under the care of some wonderful people at the Julia Temple facility in Englewood, Colo. A memorial service will be held in Hawaii in June of 2009. She was predeceased by her parents Olga and Spencer Burroughs, her loving husband Robert Van Zandt, son Burne Dougherty, stepson Keith Van Zandt, brothers Spencer Burroughs Jr. and Trent Burroughs (Maria Luisa). She is survived by daughter Erin O'Brien (Michael), stepson Mark Van Zandt, granddaughters Caitlin O'Brien, Emerald O'Brien, Karen Dougherty (Todd), grandson Patrick Moore, (Michele), two great-grandchildren, brother Geoffrey Burroughs (Mollie). nieces Francesca, Lisa, Megan, nephew Spencer and numerous cousins.


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