The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

December 31, 2012

John Edward Talley

Published 1-1-13


Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — John Edward Talley, formerly of Enid, passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Santa Fe, N.M. He was born Feb. 25, 1928, and grew up in Enid.

He attended Dartmouth College, Oklahoma University Medical School and became a psychiatrist, practicing in San Francisco and then Santa Fe, N.M. In addition to his private practice, he was a founder of the Jung Institute of Santa Fe, and served as an adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

He was an extremely talented writer, and just before his death, completed a book, “Ambition and Salvation,” about his forebears and their adventures on the Oklahoma frontier and the Cherokee Strip.

He was pre-deceased by his father, Evans Talley, M.D., and mother Dorothy; his son, Christopher Talley; his stepson, Matthew Buresch; and his first wife, Rosemary Talley.

He is survived by his wife, Joan Buresch Talley; brother, Thomas Talley, M.D., and wife Deborah of Rochester, N.Y.; his children, Peter, Mark, Emily and her partner Peter Coleman; stepdaughters, Alexandra Buresch and Lyubomira Buresch; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A gathering in honor of his life was held Dec. 21, 2012, in Santa Fe, N.M.

(Submitted by family)