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Zelva "Nada" Burdick

June 10, 2022


Zelva “Nada” Burdick 68, of Hereford, Oregon died on June 10, 2022 at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho.

Zelva was born February 7, 1954 in Daisetta, Texas.  Her name was decided upon a coin toss by her grandma. Had the coin toss gone the other direction her name would have been Zephra.  Throughout her life, most knew her as Nada. Nada’s father was in the Navy and they moved to Oak Harbor, WA in her youth where she was raised and educated. At 4 years old she became a survivor after she contracted Polio.

She met her husband Earl Burdick at a Naval Air Station in Oak Harbor, WA.   They were married November 5, 1971.

Nada worked various jobs in the berry, and Christmas tree fields and was a natural at caretaking. She also adored and raised Cocker Spaniels and sold puppies for 50 years.

Nada enjoyed reading romance novels, the outdoors, gardening, canning, cooking, cross stitch and needlepoint. She cherished spending time working on a good jigsaw puzzle and taking care of her beloved Cocker Spaniel dog “Fin”. Her favorite hobby of all was wood cutting. She was an expert “packer, stacker and limb thrower.  Nada also enjoyed her International Red Scout which she had from 1987-2017.

She loved to take care of people and lived by the quote, “I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”

Nada was preceded in death by her parents Billy and Leola Pike and brother Thomas Pike.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years Earl Burdick of Hereford, OR; daughter Tammy Burdick of Mt. Vernon, OR; sisters Carol Vinson and Berta Doman.

For those who would like to make a memorial donation in honor of Nada the family suggests the Carrie Young Memorial Fund through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences can be shared at

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