obituaries - Dec. 22, 2011


Shirley Burnett

Shirley Marie Burnett died Dec. 13, 2011, just short of her 87th birthday.

Mrs. Burnett was born Dec. 17, 1924 to Edmund and Nellie Peik in Lake Oswego. She graduated from West Linn High School in 1942.

She married Harold Burnett on Dec. 9, 1945. The couple had four children and was married for 52 year when Mr. Burnett died in 1997.

Mrs. Burnett enjoyed walking, crafting, garage sale shopping, gardening and camping. Her faith was of great importance to her. She volunteered with the Oregon City Senior Center.

Survivors include her children, Wes Burnett, Portland; Donna Wright, Milwaukie; Rose Chapin, Oregon City; and Bob Burnett, Gladstone; brothers Wilbur Peik, Oregon City, 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A celebration of Mrs. Burnett's life will be held at Hillside Chapel, 1306 Seventh St., Oregon City on Dec. 23 at 11 a.m.

For more information, visit an online memorial at