James Richard Burrows
August 15, 1940 – May 28, 2022
James Richard “Dick” Burrows, age 81 years, was born in Black Hawk County, IA to James and Maxine (Finley) Burrows and graduated from Omaha Central in 1958. On April 29, 1960, he married Carole Joan Hutton in Missouri Valley, IA. He taught Math at Omaha Westside High School and then worked at HDR before spending his career as a computer analyst and auditor with ConAgra Foods.
He volunteered with the Omaha Public Library and various organizations throughout the community. Dick was an avid runner, having run each of the first 22 Omaha Marathons, two Boston Marathons, and numerous other road races throughout the U.S. Dick enjoyed long walks in recent years for conversations with neighbors and new friends. He was an officer and Hall of Fame member of the Omaha Running Club. He is also a member of the Douglas County Election Commission Poll Worker Hall of Fame.
Dick would often say that he had “five good kids.” He expressed love in action to his family. Dick and Carole left a legacy of love for travel. They built lifelong memories through family reunion vacations across the country. Each trip was followed by a memory album for all to reminisce years later.
Dick is survived by his children: Charlene (Tom) Trawicki, DeAnna (Robert) Kister, Kenneth (Kristin) Burrows, Sue (Mark) Hoffman, and Bradley (Lisa) Burrows. He has been a caring grandfather to Lauren White, Dayne (Maribeth) Burrows, Christina Grubb, Jason White, Amanda Grubb, Grant Burrows, Jack Burrows, and Cameron Burrows. He recently added great-grandchildren Mya Burrows and Ari Crnkovich to his family. Dick was preceded in death by his wife, mother, father, and sister.
FUNERAL SERVICE: Friday, June 17th at 4pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VISITATION with the family. Memorials are suggested to Omaha Public Library, 215 South 15th Street, Omaha NE 68102, or online at www.omahalibraryfoundation.org. To view a live broadcast of the Service, please visit www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.