Nora Davis Burton – Spouse, United States Marine Corps

Nora Davis Burton, 88, a Washington area volunteer and the wife of a Marine Corps officer, died December 14, 2006, of ovarian cancer at her home in Fairfax City, Virginia. She had lived in Northern Virginia since 1959.

Mrs. Burton was born in Honolulu in what was then the territory of Hawaii. After graduating from high school in 1936, she married a Marine Corps lieutenant. The couple lived in Virginia, South Carolina and Cuba before being transferred back to Hawaii, six days before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

During World War II, Mrs. Burton volunteered with a Honolulu blood bank while her husband fought in the South Pacific. She continued her volunteer work during her years in Northern Virginia, volunteering with the Red Cross at Quantico, serving as a member of the Altar Guild of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Arlington County and driving for Meals on Wheels.

Her husband, retired Brigadier General Custis Burton Jr., died in 1991.

Survivors include two daughters, Sherrill Davis Burton of Whangaparaoa, New Zealand, and Suzanne Leslie Burton of Denver.

NOTE: We are seeking information on General Burton’s career.


Peacefully on Wednesday, December 14, 2006 at her home in Fairfax, Virginia. Widow of the late Brigadier General Custis Burton, USMC and mother of Sherry and Suzanne.

Funeral service at the Old Post Chapel at Ft. Myer, Arlington, VA, 3 p.m. on Wednesday, January 3, 2007 with interment to follow at Arlington National Cemetery.

The family requests that no flowers be sent. Memorial contributions may be made to Capital Hospice, 6565 Arlington Blvd., Suite 501, Falls Church, VA 22042.

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