Sally Ann Burgess

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Sally Ann Burgess, 80, of Lake Isabella, passed away Friday, May 2, 2014, at her home. Sally was born July 2, 1933, in Saginaw to Emil and Goldie Colpean, and her siblings, Edward Colpean (deceased), Robert Colpean, Jack Colpean, William Colpean, Donna Honoman, Christine Benkert and Patsy Lippert. She was adopted and raised by parents James Stuart and Dorris Ann (Nelson) Bicknell.

On Sept. 12, 1952, she married Robert Burgess and was a homemaker. She enjoyed antiquing and collecting.

Sally is survived by her husband, Robert Burgess of Lake Isabella; her children, Robert (Joann) Burgess, Jr. of Midland, Kathy (Tony) Fontaine of Yarmouth, Maine, Tim (Barb) Burgess of Brighton, Colo., Sara (Rick) Watts of Houston, Texas, Terri (Robert) Sanders of Trinidad and Tobago, Mary (Rick) Watson of Aurora, Colo., and David (Carole) Burgess of Clare; grandchildren, John Burgess, Brenna Burgess, Jay Burgess, Ashley Henke, Brittany Stoll, Thomas Sanders, Steven Sanders, Michael Geasland and Mara Odermatt; and two great-grandchildren, Hudson and Oliver Henke.

Sally was preceded in death by son Stephen Burgess on Sept. 13, 2001; and brother James Bicknell III.

Funeral services for Sally will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Clark Family Funeral Chapel with Deacon Aloysius J. Oliver officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of service on Tuesday, May 6, at Clark Family Funeral Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Envelopes will be available at the funeral chapel.

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Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
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Published in Midland Daily News on May 5, 2014