Mary Ann <I>Schafer</I> Burghard

Mary Ann Schafer Burghard

Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA
Death 19 Nov 2013 (aged 91)
Washington, USA
Burial Non-Cemetery Burial
Memorial ID 156800738 · View Source
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Mary Ann Burghard, 91, was born to Henry L. and Ruth Schafer on May 2, 1922 in Ritzville, Washington. She died of pancreatic cancer on November 19, 2103.

Mary Ann was raised on the Packard farm and attended Ritzville schools graduating with top honors in 1940. The love of her life, Herb, started riding her school bus when she was in the 9th grade. Herb and Mary Ann were married on August 23, 1941 and enjoyed 72 years together. Herb and Mary Ann were proud to raise three children in Odessa: Jerry (Judy) Burghard, Terry (Marty) Burghard and Jan Weeks.

Mary Ann became a great cook by preparing food for the harvest crews. She loved entertaining, bowling, camping, fishing, sewing, playing cards, doing crossword puzzles, traveling and listening to music. Mary Ann and Herb tried to take long walks daily. She was a volunteer for 4-H, Scouts, PTO, Care Bears, and Deutsches Fest. After their children were olded, she worked part-time as a bookkeeper for the Trading Company, then another 15 years at Schmidt Insurance.

Her husband preceded her in death in June 2013. She is also preceded in death by her parents and two sisters: Laura Schoessler and Alice Schafer. She is survived by her three children, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life for both Mary Ann and Herb will be held at the Heritage Church in Odessa on December 2, 2013. Please join us for a salad bar afterwards. We would love to hear stories about our parents and cards would be greatly appreciated.

Arrangements by Danekas Funeral Home-Ritzville.

ref: Spokesman-Review, November 24, 2013

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