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Francis Mae (Steen) Burrell Obituary

Francis Mae (Steen) Burrell, 79, of Yuba City, CA, passed away June 26, 2014, at Rideout Hospital with family members at her side. Francis was born December 21, 1934, to Cecil and Augusta (Potter) Steen in Chicago, IL. She is preceded in death by her mother and father.

She is survived by her brother and sister, Cecil Steen of Sonora, Ca and Shirley (Steen) Sorrels of Yuba City, Ca. All six of her children, Robert Burrell and his wife Heather of Yuba City CA, Jimmy Burrell and his wife Niki of Lakeport, Ca, Cindy Burrell of Anderson, CA, David Burrell and his wife Mona of Danville, CA, Lisa Cooke and her husband Robert of Twin Falls, ID, and Susan Burrell of Hayward, CA. Francis will truly be missed by all 17 of her grandchildren and 16 great- grandchildren.

Francis grew up most of her life in the San Francisco Bay Area and moved to the Yuba-Sutter area in 2000. A homemaker most of her life, she did work in the food service industry for 20 years. In 1988, she was Employee of the Year for Denny's restaurant in Fairfield, CA. She enjoyed sewing, knitting and watching classic movies. Always making sure everyone in the family had something to keep them warm.

Francis touched the lives of many people with her smile and generosity, and maintained her trademark sense of humor all the way to the end.

The family would like to thank Rita Hammill, owner of Emerald Oaks Assisted Living, and the staff for taking such great care of Francis over the past year.

A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, July 25, 2014 at 2:00 at Sierra View Cemetery, in Olivehurst, CA.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on July 17, 2014
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