Inga Christoffersen Burnell
Inga was born in the Kristiansund N., Norway; the youngest of five daughters of Knut Christoffersen and Inga Karoline Strand. Her father raised her after her mother's passing in 1918. Inga enjoyed skiing, swimming, music, and feeding animals. She graduated from nursing school in both Norway and Seattle. She retired from Providence Hospital (Seattle), after serving 35 years. Inga moved to Bellevue after marrying "Chuck" Burnell in 1964. They enjoyed traveling, entertaining, and "making music" together. She and Chuck made several trips to Norway. In 1984 a huge surprise 70th birthday party was given in her honor while they were in Norway. She adored her step-daughters, Charlene Avery, Marlene-Brook (Bill Roeseler), and Mickie (Gary Groth). Inga leaves eight grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and relatives in Norway. She was preceded in death by her four sisters and her beloved husband, "Chuck". She lived her final years at Aegis Lodge in Kirkland, where she daily fed the birds.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the King County Humane Society: 13212-Eastgate Way; Bellevue, WA 98007. At her request there will be no service.