In loving memory of

Skylar Dean Burks
February 28, 2006 - October 13, 2023

Skylar Dean Burks, age 17, born on February 28, 2006 in Federal Way, WA, passed away at Harbor View Medical in Seattle, WA on Friday, October 13, 2023.

Our hearts are broken! Skylar was such a cool kid, he had the biggest heart, down for anything and strived to live his life the way he wanted. Skylar was funny, talented, smart, handsome, caring, SO friendly (he could make friends anywhere with anyone!) and loved making music - even wrote his own lyrics!

His spirit will live on within us, in our hearts and memories. He is not only an angel in Heaven but a walking angel on this Earth, having blessed several families with his organs.
May we find comfort knowing he has saved many lives.

Skylar is survived by his mother (Priscilla), his step-dad (Josh Summers), father (Josh Burks), three brothers (Jaike, Gavyn and Jens), sister (Jaden), grandparents (Nana & Papa Hooley, Jojo, Mike & Esther, Lonnie & Julie), aunties and uncles (Tab & Will, Cody & Cory, Destiny, Journey, Mikel, Silver, Mandi, and Gabe), and many cousins (Faith, Hailey & Hannah, Emily & Samantha, Grace, and Emily, Kingston, Hunter, Hoyt & Ruby).

We will celebrate Skylar's life Saturday, November 11 at the Fabulous Fifties Hall in Tacoma, WA from 2pm - 7pm. If you'd like to make a donation to help with medical and funeral expenses, every little bit helps! You can donate here through our GoFundMe:


Desi wrote on Nov 8, 2023:

"Skylar, I want you to know that I will forever miss and love you. I?ll forever hold onto the cherished memories and moments I got to talk and hangout with you. You truly were one of a kind, you were so funny and caring. So talented and motivated. Until later, for now I will continue to look up to the stars and turn up the music so you can continue to jam out with me. ~Desi"

Crystal Dorsey wrote on Nov 7, 2023:

"I still can't believe this is true and my heart still and always will be broken for you all. As always, I am here for you guys if I can help in any way."

Nana Hooley wrote on Nov 7, 2023:

"I can't believe I'm reading this! This is so Heartbreaking! It hurts! I love you Skylar so much! I would have done anything to have saved you and keep you here with us! Not one person could ever take your place! You are Truly One of a Kind and I'm so thankful you're my Grandson! Until I can hug you again I'll see you in my dreams and Always in my Heart ? Love you Nana"