Gorsuch's parents divorced in 1982 and his mother Anne also went on to remarry rancher Robert Burford.He died in 1993, and Anne passed away of cancer aged just 62 in 2004.
It is an extraordinary resume - as good as it gets.'Despite the plaudits, President Trump is unlikely to find Gorsuch entirely amenable thanks to his track record of voting to rein in executive power.
Burletson, a retired property developer, declined to comment on his son-in-law's potential elevation.
The family are close despite the distance they live from each other, and Gorsuch thanked his parents-in-law for their support in the foreword to his book on suicide and euthanasia.
However she moved to work in London and Gorsuch got her number from a friend, then called her and asked her for a date.
The couple married a year later and now have two teenage daughters.
The family are Episcopalian and worship at St John's in Boulder, near their home on a private gated estate. If confirmed, Gorsuch would become the only Protestant on the bench.