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1932 – 2023

Ida Leah Burlison was born to Roy and Edith Burlison on August 9, 1932, in Fairview, Oklahoma. She passed away in Arlington, Texas, on November 17, 2023. She was 91.

Ida attended school near her home and graduated from Cheyenne Valley High School in 1950, where she was the Valedictorian of her class. She then attended Oklahoma A&M and met her first husband, Larry Russell. They married in 1951 in Fairview. They had two children, Richard and Dianna.

Larry and Ida moved to Noxon, Montana, on Fire Lookout, where she would feed the squirrels. They later moved to Los Angeles, California, and then to Denver, Colorado, in 1959, where Ida would spend most of her life.

Ida was a lifelong member of the Church of God (Seventh Day). In 1973, she went to work at the Church’s General Conference office in Broomfield, Colorado. In addition, Ida and Larry were involved in a successful fireworks business for many years. Their marriage ended in 1988.

On April 22, 2007, Ida married Robert Coulter, and they lived in Colorado and later in Texas. Ida and Robert enjoyed traveling and attending General Conference conventions. She liked to do macramé, sew, cook, entertain, and play card games. For about two years, she and a church friend would make and decorate cakes for church functions.

Ida liked sports and was a fan of Mickey Mantle, Joe Namath, and the Denver Broncos.

Ida was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Allan. She is survived by her husband, Robert Coulter; children Richard (Wilma) and Dianna Lenzen; grandchildren Phillip Russell, Ashley Lewis, and Zachary Lenzen; and great-grandchildren Reagan Lewis and Jackson Russell. Ida is also survived by a brother, Charles (Waynetta) and nieces and nephews.