December 22, 1923 - March 25, 2021
Mary Jacobs Burgess On the evening of March 25th, 2021 peacefully passed away at From the Heart in Pasco, WA. Mary was 97 years old. Mary was born December 22, 1923 in Harrah, WA to Lillian and Shirley Jacobs. She was their first born child. She lived in Harrah, Yakima for a few years and finally settled in Zillah until she graduated high school. She joined the Navy during WWII after a year of college. After the war she completed her elementary education degree from BYU. Here she met Jerry Howard Burgess in the cafeteria line. After she graduated she married him in the Idaho Falls Temple. For several years they lived in Idaho Falls bringing their son, Jerry Randall into the world. Needing work they moved their little family to Pasco, WA where Mary’s sister, Shirley Williams, lived. Jerry went to work doing various construction jobs that supported the Hanford project. Here their daughter, Renee, was born. Mary began teaching 4th grade at Captain Grey Elementary under Principal Rowena Chess around 1956. Later she was transferred to Robert Frost and retired after 31 years of teaching. Over the years she impacted the lives of hundreds of her students. She kept busy in retirement working as a volunteer in the school’s library for many years as she had always wanted to become a librarian, serving meals at the Pasco Senior Center and doing records extraction and indexing work for Salt Lake City Genealogical Center. During her lifetime she enjoyed many different activities such as playing the piano and organ, fast pitch softball, bowling, doing crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles. We want to thank those who lovingly cared for her in her later years at Royal Columbian and From the Heart facilities. Her big smile and witty comments will be missed. Mary was proceeded in death by her husband Jerry and sister Shirley Williams. She is survived by her children Randy (wife Eva) and Renee Anguiano (husband Tony), granddaughter Stephanie Stine Lundeby (husband Josh) and two great grand children Lauren and Levi Lundeby, nephew Terry Williams and niece Linda Williams McBeth.
Mary Jacobs Burgess On the evening of March 25th, 2021 peacefully passed away at From the Heart in Pasco, WA. Mary was 97 years old. Mary was born December 22, 1923 in Harrah, WA to Lillian and Shirley Jacobs. She was their first born child.... View Obituary & Service Information
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