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Maria K. Burgess

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December 22, 1964 to January 7, 2014

Maria Kay Burgess, 49, longtime resident of Sutter, CA, passed away on January 7, 2014. Maria was born to Rulon and Kay Hawker on December 22, 1964 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. She was raised in Ontario, Oregon and graduated from Ontario High School. She was a resident in the Yuba-Sutter area for 30 years where she raised her 3 daughters. She was well known in the community for her involvement in her daughters' many youth activities. Maria was an accountant by trade, but she most enjoyed her time gardening, baking, and her various pets, including her beloved dogs (Tucker, Daisy, and Linus). She fostered many animals from parrots, to cats, to goats garnering her home with the nickname of "Maria's Funny Farm". Maria had also recently completed her first 5k marathon on Thanksgiving.

In addition to her parents, Maria is survived by her spouse, Tom Boots of Sutter, CA. Her three daughters, Chantel (Jonathan) DeValk of Cherry Point, NC; Leanna (Charlie Pravel) of San Francisco, CA; Emily of Ontario, OR; her brother Paul (Rhonda) of Ontario, OR; one adored granddaughter (Skylar); one niece and two nephews.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at the Sutter Youth Organization, 7740 Butte House Rd. from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. In remembrance of her life, please feel free to bring photos or mementos to the celebration.

Arrangements for cremation have been made.

If you would like to make a donation in Maria's name, the family suggests to the Yuba-Sutter SPCA, 745 Sutter St., Yuba City, CA.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Jan. 14, 2014
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