The Enterprise, White Salmon, WA., April 7, 1983, page 14


            Mozart Burles, a longtime Klickitat County resident and a former West District Court Judge, died Saturday in West Jordan, Utah, at the age of 80.
            Graveside services for Mr. Burles were held Tuesday at Charleston Cemetery, Utah. A memorial service for Mr. Burles will also be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints outside of White Salmon. The service is open to the public.
            A complete obituary on Mr. Burles will be printed in the April 14 issue of The Enterprise.  


The Enterprise, White Salmon, WA., April 14, 1983, page 4


            Mozart Charles Burles, longtime resident of Lyle, passed away April 2 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He had been living there with his sister and brother-in-law Bessie and Neil Winterton since November 1982. Interment was April 5, in Utah.
            Mr. Burles was born August 11, 1903, in Salt Lake City, to George and Emma Burles. While growing up, he was employed at various movie theaters which led to his move to Los Angeles, Calif., where he was a salesman and film distributor.
            He then moved to White Salmon in the early 1950's, where he operated the old Cameo Theatre, the Bingen theater and the old drive-in movie for a number of year.
            In 1961, Mr. Burles left the theater business and was appointed Bingen justice of the peace. He served in that capacity until West District Court was organized. He was then elected West District Court judge and served in that position until his retirement at the age of 75.
            He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving as branch president on two different occasions.
            Mr. Burles married Valore Emily Parker June 7, 1953, at White Salmon. She preceded him in death Aug. 14, 1981.
            He is survived by his sister, Bessie, West Jordan, Utah; step children Patricia Caldwell, Portland, Pamela Carier, Phoenix, Ariz., and Terry Parker, Lyle; and numerous grandchildren.