October 19, 1921 ~ August 23, 2013
Frances S. Burd passed away peacefully on August 23 in Yakima, Washington, with her three daughters by her side. She was born Frances Jeanne Stickles on October 19, 1921, and lived in southern California during her childhood and early adult years. After marrying Sherman K. Burd, she moved to the Pacific NW where she graduated from the University of Washington. She and Sherm spent nearly all of their 72 years of married life in the house they purchased in Bellevue in 1948. Sherm preceded her in death last December. Her sharp memory of people, events and connections was her strong suit making this big world a little smaller. Frances had a gift for nurturing things and watching them grow. She accomplished this with her beautiful yard, her garden, and especially her girls Janice Kay (Jon), Nancy Rae (Geoff) and Stephanie Jeanne (Steve). Besides her daughters she is survived by her loving grandsons Andrew Conrad (Melissa), Benjamin Conrad (Melissa), Ian Mallahan, Peter Weise (Jessica), and Joel Weise.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 14, at 11:00 am at the Lodge at Beaver Lake 25101 SE 24th St, Sammamish, WA.
Frances and Sherm dedicated themselves to maintaining and improving their south Bellevue neighborhood so that it would remain the family-friendly place their girls enjoyed when they were growing up.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made to: Bellecrest Neighborhood Association, Attn: Erin Powell, 1015 106th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98004 ~ A community in which Frances lived and loved and called home for 65 years.
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Published in The Seattle Times from Sept. 4 to Sept. 12, 2013