Obit Kim Burger

Kim Burger

Kim Burger entered into the Kingdom of Heaven on Oct. 23, 2021 with family by her side, after a brave battle with lung cancer.

Kim was born July 23, 1964 in Lewiston, Idaho, to Janine and Michael Martin. She was the youngest of four children. Her older siblings are Kurt, Keif and Kari Martin.

With her siblings she grew up on several ranches learning how to work with cows, sheep, and horses. Many years were spent on their Grandma and Grandpa Crow’s property off of Upper Ford’s Creek Road and then later a smaller ranch behind the Valley Apartments.

Over the years, Kim and her siblings entered many rodeos and she even earned the title Rodeo Princess one year.

When Kim had her children, Kevin, Joe and Malloree, she dedicated her life to them, even when times were difficult. She excelled at making the best of what they had. She supported them through their passions and difficulties, never giving up on them, even when many others had.

She would always help anyone that crossed her path and if asked, give them anything she had of value that might help them. She would never ask for anything in return, but love and kindness. The same that she gave.

In her mid-thirties, as a single mother to three, she thrived at LCSC in Computers, obtaining her Associates Degree in Computer Systems Analyst and working several years for the College after earning her degree.

Next she worked for a The Computer Guy business in Lewiston and eventually made her way to working for the Clearwater County. Her roles and titles changed over the years but her final position was GIS Administrator, which she enjoyed very much.

While working for the County she made very dear friends that were there for her until the very end. One of those long-standing friendships was with Bob West, who she cherished very much.

Beyond work her greatest joys were the outdoors, the fresh air, and to see God’s creation. She was an Ace at Rummy, enjoyed many card and board games, as long as it brought joy and laughter to those around her.

Her favorite pastimes were definitely digging for special rocks and looking for old dumps, where she could find many treasures. She would go for drives on cloudy days, riding her 4-wheeler all over the woods behind Pierce and Weippe, where she had lived for the last 15 years.

And this is where she met her husband, Eugene Burger. They married on Sept. 21, 2016. They were Best friends and enjoyed the last five years together.

She was the grandmother that you would find on the ground playing in the dirt with her grandchildren, Shayla and Maddox, teaching them about rocks, plants and having an appreciation for many things that they might overlook.

She had a way of adding “ers” to the end of words that made them sound naturally perfect, like yeppers, nappers etc. Any time you hear that you will surely think of Kim.

Anyone who knew her knows she would give you her last dollar in her pocket and go above and beyond to make sure you were taken care of if needed. You would also know that for someone with such a sweet soul, you definitely didn’t want to test her temper. Finally, you would know that she loved Jesus with all her heart and wasn’t afraid to pray with any crowd for every meal that was shared. She was the kindest, most generous women to walk this earth and our family was blessed to have her as the head of the family. She will be missed by all who called her Mom, Sister, Wife, and Friend

There will be a Celebration of Life event held in the Spring of 2022, for the time, date, and place, please email Mallnorris@hotmail.com.

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