Marcia E. Burnham

Marcia E. Burnham

September 5, 1963 – January 6, 2024

Marcia Elizabeth Burnham passed away on the morning of January 6, 2024, from heart complications. Born September 5, 1963, in Omaha, NE, she is survived by her husband of over 25 years, Paul “Doc” Burnham; son, Christopher Camarillo (her pride and joy) and his partner, David Islas; sisters, Peggy Stull, Connie Covell, and their families.

Regardless of the many challenges Marcia faced in her life, she always had a bright and cheerful outlook, to the point where most people did not know the medical challenges she lived with each day.

Marcia’s self-reliant and independent attitude led to her accomplishing many things including putting herself through school and graduating to further and enhance her medical career all while raising a family on her own. After marrying Doc in 1998, she returned to school and received a degree in healthcare management, again while raising her family, working full time, and adjusting to married life to someone in the military.  When her medical conditions required her to step away from her medical career, she simply took that as a sign to dedicate herself more to family, friends, and civic activities. She actively supported the Tangier Shriners as a member of the Daughters of the Nile and other groups and clubs, as well as her Latter-day Saints church activities.

Marcia was also quite accomplished in the business world. She was the driving force in a few businesses created alongside Doc. The results of these businesses allowed her to provide her family with the ability to enjoy some extras. One of the extras she loved was to travel and explore the world. She loved Europe and the Caribbean and managed to enjoy Italy and Greece this last summer.

Marcia left us way too early, and we will greatly miss her smile and positive outlook on life.

Memorial Services will be held on January 20, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. followed by luncheon and fellowship at the Heafey Hoffmann Dworak & Cutler, West Center Chapel on 7805 West Center Road, Omaha NE 68124. Marcia will be interned at the Omaha National Cemetery at a later date.


  • Jeanne Marie Morain Posted January 11, 2024 10:38 am

    Marcia was an amazing beacon of light for all that had the honour of knowing her. May you take comfort knowing she is not suffering and is an angel watching over those she loves.

  • Robin Sayers and Danielle Sayers Posted January 11, 2024 10:41 am

    Sending our sincerest and deepest condolences – Rest in peace, Marcia

  • Lisa Wilson Posted January 11, 2024 10:47 am

    I wanted to send my heartfelt condolences to you and the family. I’m grateful that you introduced me to Marcia at the conference where we hit it off immediately! She loved 2 things that I’m very fond of as well which is shopping and a good laugh. We did both when we were together. I’m going to miss her; she was a wonderful person!

  • Jenn Jones Posted January 11, 2024 11:06 am

    This is such sad news. Marcia’s smile was infectious that’s for sure! Prayers to her family for comfort during this time.

  • Ginny and Steve Bigelow Posted January 11, 2024 11:11 am

    Doc, Chris and Families, our deepest condolences for your loss. Marcia always had a smile for everyone. Wishing you peace and comfort today and beyond.

  • Brett MacKenzie Posted January 11, 2024 12:14 pm

    Thoughts and prayers, wishing you and family Peace.

  • Paul Mitchell Posted January 11, 2024 12:30 pm

    What a lovely tribute, Doc, and Marcia sounds like an amazing woman. Everyone here at work is thinking about you and sending you lots of love and prayers of peace and comfort.

  • Karen Anderson Posted January 11, 2024 3:32 pm

    Simply love this woman- she’s gonna love her healthier body in heaven and will certainly be making some great arrangements and fun plans for all of us up there for later!!! We love you Marcia❤️❤️❤️

  • David Goad Posted January 12, 2024 6:15 am

    My wife Pam and I had the pleasure of meeting Marcia on a trip to Las Vegas and had a pleasant dinner with Doc and Marcia. It was obvious from the start that Marcia was a strong, dynamic, and charming person, Both Pam and I hoped to see her again.

    Please accept Pam’s and my condolences for your terrible loss.

  • Erika Russell Posted January 14, 2024 12:43 pm

    This is a beautiful tribute to such a beautiful woman, inside and out. My heart goes out the family. She will be deeply missed.

  • Lynn Jaros Posted January 15, 2024 10:41 am

    Doc, I met Marcia for the first time 11 years ago when I was given the blessing of being her visiting teacher. I loved getting acquainted with your dear wife. Her spirit had a way of making me smile and genuinely grow to love her. I was given a glimpse into her life and I felt the love she had for her family. Eight years ago we moved from the area and we no longer met face to face, but kept in touch through social media. I still have a lovely scarf she gave me, and each time I see it, I’m reminded of Marcia. My heart goes out for you and her family. With many prayers and deep gratitude to have known Marcia, and of course sympathy,
    Lynn Jaros

  • Maura Schneider Posted January 16, 2024 8:43 am

    Doc – what a lovely tribute, so sorry for your loss, Marcia will be forever remembered, forever missed.

  • Matt Thieschafer Posted January 17, 2024 2:16 pm

    Chris, we always need our moms, no matter how young or old we are. I’m keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Matt

  • Norma Le Clerc Posted January 19, 2024 4:19 pm

    We are sorry for your loss. Marcia and her family were a bright spot in my life, whenever I came to visit her mother, Betty Betts on South 11th Street. I was the Fuller Brush lady and we spent many happy hours visiting and swapping jokes and stories. Marcia had health problems from the time she was a young teenager, but she always happily joined in our bantering.
    Love to all of you from Norma & Richard Le Clerc & family

  • Steve jones Posted January 20, 2024 9:12 am

    Doc, I’m sorry about Marcia. She was fully it life and a beautiful woman. I’m keeping you and your family and in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Scott Faller Posted January 20, 2024 11:06 am

    My deepest condolences to Doc and the entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

  • Maria Eugenia Fawcett Posted January 20, 2024 1:36 pm

    My most sincere condolences, as I listened to what people had to say about Marcia is how I thought of her. I only knew her for about 5 or 6 years. But long enough to create fond memories of her. Such as our 2 day journey of making tamales. She was so excited to make them. She was tireless! It was a lot of work. I enjoyed going to Tuacan and spending time going to eat out in Las Vegas at Servicenow convention.
    She was a joy to be withi. I will miss her, she was a perfect example of endurance with a smile..I know that the Savior received her with open arms. Until we meet again

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