Jeannette Marie Burns | Obituary

Jeannette Marie Burns, a

loving wife and mother, passed

away July 30, 2020 in Auburn,

WA due to cancer. Jeannette

was born August 6, 1937 in

Lincoln, NE. Her family moved

to Allentown in the early 1940’s.

Jeannette grew up there and as

a teen in the summer she would

pick onions in the fields along

the Duwamish River. She graduated from

Foster High School in 1956. Soon after

high school Jeannette married and had

her daughter’s Marcia and Terri.

Jeannette began working at the

Wigwam Dept. Store in the late 1960’s and

remained there til they closed in the early

1980’s. She loved working with people!!!

Jeannette then went to work at Heath

Tecna where she took pride in her work

sanding and preparing airplane parts for

Boeing. She remained there til she retired

in 2000.

If you didn’t know my mom personally

you may know her as the little white haired

lady in the 1970 green Ford

Maverick that cruised around

Auburn. She bought that car in

1970 and drove it til this year.

She was a die-hard Mariners

and Seahawks fan and loved

watching both her favorite

teams play.

Jeannette is survived by

her loving husband, Charles,

her daughter’s Marcia Becker (Bob) of

Colorado and Terri Smith (Rod) of Roy,

WA, her stepdaughters Boo Eklund (David)

of Bothell, WA and Petey Snowfeather

(Tim) of Pennsylvania. She is also survived

by several grandchildren, Robert, Amanda,

Corey, Justin, Evan, Tad, Race, Jondrea,

Kayla and Patrick. She is also blessed with

great grandchildren and a great great


Services will be held at Bonney-

Watson Washington Memorial Cemetary,

the SeaTac location, Aug.12. A public

viewing will be from 12 p.m. til 2 pm. A

private graveside service will follow.