Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

The Great Seal of the Choctaw Nation

Born: 1/24/1937

Died: 11/23/2012

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Haskell D. Burney, 75, of Vallejo, Calif., passed away on Nov. 23, 2012, in Walnut Creek, Calif. He was born in Mead, on Jan. 24, 1937, to Haskell and Lois (Brown) Burney. Haskell married Genell Balogue in 1959. She preceded him in death in December of 2011. Haskell was a man who appreciated the beauty of nature. He loved hunting, fishing and riding his Quad Runner in the mountains. Haskell went to school in Durant and was of the Baptist faith. He joined the navy and met his wife Genell to whom he was married for 53 years. Haskell was a licensed mechanic for Volvo motors for many years until he retired. Haskell loved and cherished his family. He was a kind, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend who will be truly missed by all.

Mr. Burney was preceded in death by his parents, Haskell and Lois Burney; wife, Genell (Balogue) Burney; son Haskell Burney Jr.; brothers, Harold, Edward and Donald Burney; and sister, Lavanda Shepherd. Mr. Burney is survived by his sons, Joe and Henry Burney of Vallejo; daughter Donna Burney of San Francisco; sister Gwen (Bruney) Poppe of Bokchito; nieces, Denna Wingfield with husband Scott of Bokchito, and Tracy Conder with husband Terry of Alva; nephews, Mark Johnson of Albany, Tink Johnson of Durant, Brent Knight of Bokchito, Randy Shepherd with wife Diane of Southmayd, Texas, and John Shepherd with wife Gina of Antlers; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends