Suzanne Burnham - March 08, 2010
Suzanne Burnham was born on May 6, 1933 in Lincoln, Neb. She was the oldest of three girls born to Virgil and Florence Vrtiska Hays.
Sue grew up in Omaha where she attended Omaha St. John’s school.
She was married to Kenneth Avery in Denver on Dec. 15, 1950. They made their home in Denver and Sue worked for Red Seal Potato Chips, the Samsonite company and the Canteen Commissary.
Sue married Charles Burnham on Oct. 18, 1968 at Sterling, Colo. They lived in Denver until 1990 when they moved to Grant, Neb. Sue was involved with babysitting for several years when they lived in Grant.
Sue had developed a malignancy last year and moved to the Golden Ours Convalescent Home in October. She died at Golden Ours on Monday, March, 8, 2010. She had reached the age of 76.
Sue was an avid reader and enjoyed knitting and embroidery. Her family’s welfare was always her top priority.
Sue is survived by her husband Chuck of Grant; son John and wife Lina Avery of San Diego, Calif.; daughter Judy and husband Marty Goans Johnson of Denver; step-son Dennis Burnham of Denver; two grandchildren Jessica and Paul Bishop; two sisters Sheila and husband Walter Moberg of Arizona and Joyce Hamilton of Omaha; half-brother Patrick and wife Kathy Moore of Carter Lake, Iowa and half-sister Gayle and husband Gary Jibilisco of Omaha; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held on March 11, 2010 at the Golden Ours Convalescent Home chapel with Father Mark Pfeiffer officiating
Cremation took place after the funeral and the cremains were buried in the Grant Cemetery.
Bullock-Long Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.