Max S Burrup

07/17/1930 — 01/05/2014

From Richland, WA, Bent | Born in Downey, ID

Max S Burrup

Our beloved Max S. Burrup departed from us January 5th, 2014 to be with his Lord and Savior.

As we mourn his absence as father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and dear friend, we celebrate the joyous reunion between Max and his eternal love, Nita.

Max lived for and loved time spent with family and friends. His love was unconditional and felt by all. He gladly shared of his time, talents and resources with any he felt were in need. His wisdom and insights were sought after by many. All appreciated the counsel he gave.

A life time member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he lived by the gospel teachings to love and care for his fellow man. He served in many church callings including Young Single Adult Branch President, High Councilor, counselor in multiple bishoprics, Stake & Regional Athletic Director, Ward Clerk and Deacon's Quorum Advisor.

Born on July 17th, 1930 in Downey, Idaho, to James Lee and Mary Salverson Burrup, he was the 10th of 11 children. After graduating high school in Downey he moved to Provo, Utah where he attended Brigham Young University and obtained a degree in accounting. Upon graduation he moved to Richland, Washington where he worked for General Electric at the Hanford site for a brief period of time. He then served in the army during the Korean War receiving an honorable discharge. After his military service he returned to full-time employment in Richland as an accountant. Over the years he was also a small business partner and continued his love of farming on the side. He enjoyed working for Allpro, Inc. until his death.

In 1954 at a church function, Max met the lovely Nita Fehrenbacker. In 1956 they were married for time and all eternity in the Idaho Falls LDS temple. Over the ensuing years they felt greatly blessed as 4 boys and 5 girls were born into their family. Many others were welcomed into their home and family for different periods of time.

One cannot think of Max without thinking of sports. He loved sports of all kinds and loved watching his children and grandchildren in their activities. He found enjoyment in following Brigham Young University sports with a special love for football. When time permitted, he could be found with a transistor radio to his ear, or in front of the television analyzing and calling out strategies like he was the coach himself.

Max was preceded in death by both his parents and his nine older siblings. He is survived by his children Brenda Burrup and Scott Dickinson Richland, WA; Byron and Susan Tingey Burrup Richland, WA; Vicki Burrup and Paul Winterton Charleston, UT; Scot and Kaeleen Wistisen Burrup Lewiston, ID; Cary and Sarah Roberts Burrup Richland, WA; Lisa Burrup and Bruce Mitton Tualatin, OR; Mary Burrup and Christopher Beesley San Diego, CA; Chad and Sherral Earl Burrup West Jordan, UT; and Amy Burrup and Matt Parson Salt Lake City, UT. This includes 36 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren with more on the way. He is also survived by his sister, Gena Lee Burrup and her husband, Merrill Evans Blackfoot, UT.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 11th, 2014, at 10 AM in the Kennewick Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 895 Gage Blvd., Richland, WA. There will be no procession to the cemetery as the dedication of the grave will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens 915 Bypass Highway, Richland, WA at 2 PM.

A public viewing will be Friday, January 10th between 5 and 8 PM at Einan's Funeral Home 915 Bypass Highway, Richland, WA. All are welcome.

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  • We have wondered about max for the many years we have been gone from Richland. He certainly lived a long and wonderful life. Always an example of love and devotion to his family

    and our savior. We were greatly influenced by your family. Our condolences to your loved ones.

    Bob and carolann eastmond
    November 4, 2014
    NV
  • Uncle Max was truly one of the greatest members of The Greatest Generation. I’m sorry for your loss, cousins. But I’m happy for Aunt Nita.

    Kurt Evans
    November 4, 2014
    Willard, UT
  • Cary and Sarah,

    We are so very sorry for your loss. God sends a few very special people to the earth to make sure goodness keeps moving forward. Max was one of those very special people and the brightness he brought will be missed. Our lives have been touched and enriched by his friendship.

    We love you and pray for your peace and comfort as you go through this difficult time.

    Randy and Janelle Lee

    Randall and Janelle Lee
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA
  • Our thoughts are with your family this week as you gather together to remember wonderful family times. May those memories have a healing influence for you all at this time.

    Love,

    Colleen & LaMont

    LaMont & Colleen Schofield
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, USA
  • Max worked with my dad and my brothers for many many years. He was very dedicated to his job and always gave his all. He was always kind to me when I saw him or spoke to him and was interested in what I was doing. He raised a wonderful family with Nita and I have enjoyed friendships with Byron and Brenda for many years. His legacy will continue forever through his family.

    Janet Carpenter
    November 4, 2014
    Spokane, WA
  • When Brenda & Byron were born they lived 6 houses away. My sister, Gwen and I were 6 and 7. We would go to “help” Nita with the new little one, and when Max came home we his from him. He would hunt all over, calling our names and then be surprised when he found us in the closet every time. Then the tickling and giggling would ensue. We were greatly blessed by Max, Nita and their children. God bless you all. Love cousin Debbie

    Brion and Debbie Robinson
    November 4, 2014
    Taylorsville, UT, USA
  • We have wondered about max for the many years we have been gone from Richland. He certainly lived a long and wonderful life. Always an example of love and devotion to his family

    and our savior. We were greatly influenced by your family. Our condolences to your loved ones.

    Bob and carolann eastmond
    November 4, 2014
    NV
  • Uncle Max was truly one of the greatest members of The Greatest Generation. I’m sorry for your loss, cousins. But I’m happy for Aunt Nita.

    Kurt Evans
    November 4, 2014
    Willard, UT
  • Cary and Sarah,

    We are so very sorry for your loss. God sends a few very special people to the earth to make sure goodness keeps moving forward. Max was one of those very special people and the brightness he brought will be missed. Our lives have been touched and enriched by his friendship.

    We love you and pray for your peace and comfort as you go through this difficult time.

    Randy and Janelle Lee

    Randall and Janelle Lee
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA
  • Our thoughts are with your family this week as you gather together to remember wonderful family times. May those memories have a healing influence for you all at this time.

    Love,

    Colleen & LaMont

    LaMont & Colleen Schofield
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, USA
  • Max worked with my dad and my brothers for many many years. He was very dedicated to his job and always gave his all. He was always kind to me when I saw him or spoke to him and was interested in what I was doing. He raised a wonderful family with Nita and I have enjoyed friendships with Byron and Brenda for many years. His legacy will continue forever through his family.

    Janet Carpenter
    November 4, 2014
    Spokane, WA
  • When Brenda & Byron were born they lived 6 houses away. My sister, Gwen and I were 6 and 7. We would go to “help” Nita with the new little one, and when Max came home we his from him. He would hunt all over, calling our names and then be surprised when he found us in the closet every time. Then the tickling and giggling would ensue. We were greatly blessed by Max, Nita and their children. God bless you all. Love cousin Debbie

    Brion and Debbie Robinson
    November 4, 2014
    Taylorsville, UT, USA
  • Burrup family,

    My condolences on the loss of a great man. I have many fond memories spent with Max on the softball field and trying to explain to him that the Sonics were not the best team in the NBA!

    I love that picture with the BYU hat. No arguments there!

    Max will be missed.

    Tom Norman
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA
  • I only met Brother Burrup a few times, but always knew that he was a good man. This is especially evident in the wonderful family legacy that he has left behind. Amy is a much-loved addition to our family and we would feel a great deficit without her. Our thoughts, prayers, and hugs are with all of you!

    John & Kim Parson Houldridge
    November 4, 2014
    Woods, Cross, UT, USA
  • I have had the privilege of getting to knowing Max over the past 4 years that I have lived here in Washington. He was one of the kindest and gentle persons I have ever known or served with. His warm spirit and loving influence will be missed greatly.

    Alan Dowda
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, USA
  • Very sorry to hear about the passing of Max. I remember when I first met Max at my interview just over a decade ago. I recall him asking just one question, then giving his partners that nod of approval. It’s that grateful gesture you appreciate throughout your entire career. And Max was great to work for. He would always ask how things were going, always be available to help when I had a problem to solve or didn’t understand something, and patient when mistakes were made.

    Max will certainly be missed. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

    Mark Kerber
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, USA
  • I wanted to take a moment and send my condolences to the Burrup family on the passing of Brother Burrup. It has been years since I have lived in Richland, and no longer have family there, but I remember with fondness spending time with Byron and Vicki and their family as a youth in the Richland 7th ward. Your family served as a wonderful model of a loving family, and I loved your parents very much. Prayers are being sent to you as you mourn the loss of a beloved parent. I am grateful for eternal ties that make such separations not quite so bitter. I’m grateful for sweet memories of your good family. Sending my love!

    Jenni Farnsworth Kuck

    Jennifer Farnsworth Kuck
    November 4, 2014
    Alpharetta, GA, USA
  • I remember attending a stake dance with Lisa while we were in high school. At one point, I noticed Brother Burrup poking his head into the gym, so I told Lisa that her dad was looking for her. She left and came back laughing. She told me that she had been joking around with her dad before she left. She had tagged him and told him, “you are it.” Her dad had then driven to the dance and tagged Lisa “it” when she went out to talk to him. I love that memory. Brother Burrup will be missed.

    Betty Taylor
    November 4, 2014
    Vancouver, WA, USA
  • Bryon and family;

    We were saddened to hear of Max’s passing. You will be in our prayers for comfort and peace.

    I am certain Max’s personal life was in perfect harmony with the integrity and thoroughness I witnessed while working with him during several financial audits of the Hillview and Badger Mountain Wards. He will be missed.

    Paul and Gerene Bodmer
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, USA
  • Grandpa Max,

    For a decade my family knew you: a gentle man resigned to his corner chair, a puzzle on the table in front of him, and a BYU sporting event on TV. When we visited, you’d get up to tease the kids and give them a little thump on the head. Then we’d chat about sports, the weather or something one of us read in the paper.

    Once, I remember, we talked about the man I never knew: the one who arrived in Richland decades ago via train; came to work at Hanford; built a home, a family, a life here; the man who loved and lost. The years had worn and refined you now, and the man I knew dealt silently, stoically with his loss and adversity. Never did I hear you complain.

    You were a true friend to our family, a grandfather figure to my boys and blessed our lives countless times with your generosity. Frail in frame and stooped in stature, you were nevertheless a giant of a man!

    Thank you for all you taught us. We miss you. May your reunion with your beloved Nita be sweet!

    The Roxburgh Family
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA
  • My family has known the Burrup family long before I was even born. My dad served in the Singles Branch presidency with Max when I was little. After I got married my husband played softball with Cary and Max was at every game. I had the privilege of being in thier ward for a few years. I love Max and the whole Burrup family! Sending thoughts and prayers to you all.

    Jennifer Rusk Templeton
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA
  • Dear Burrup family,

    Our families have shared a special friendship over the years. We especially treasure the love that Max and Nita showed our family. They were a great example of dedication and service. They have left an amazing legacy in their children and grandchildren. We love you guys! Mike and Jan Salisbury

    Mike & Jan Salisbury
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, USA
  • MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO MAX’s FAMILY. I HAD “double_the_pleasure” OF KNOWING MAX. FIRST, WE WERE IN THE SAME FINANCE DIV / COST ACCOUNTING, WHERE MAX WAS MY MANAGER. OUR SECOND CONNECTION WAS BY VIRTUE OF MY SON, LEE, BEING A CLASSMATE OF DOUG FEHRENBACHER they rasseled irrigation pipes for MAX & NITA.

    MOREOVER, THOUGH, MAX & I SHARED MANY STORIES OF OUR DAYS IN IDAHO my wife & I being ex-Twin Falls residentsI STILL REMEMBER MAX, IN HIS SLOW IDAHO ACCENT, TELLING HOW AN IDAHO TROOPER GOT HIM “dead to rights” APPROACHING BOISE, ONLY BECAUSE MAX “tapped” HIS BRAKES UPON SPOTTING THE PATROL CAR!!! ha . MAX WAS A TRUE IDAHOAN. BOB

    BOB BUSH
    November 4, 2014
    RICHLAND, WA