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Aubrey Dean Burnett August 20, 1931 - June 9, 2009 SALEM - Aubrey Dean Burnett passed peacefully at home from death unto life June 9, 2009 with his wife and son at his side. He was 77. Dean was born in Mulat, Fla. to Leon and Cecil Burnett, and raised in Baton Rouge, La. After graduation from Istrouma High School in 1950, he served as a missionary in Mantanzas, Cuba. He always hoped for an open door to be able to return. He attended Bethesda Bible Institute in Portland, Ore. In 1975, he married Jill Crampton of Lancaster, Ohio. Dean followed his father and brothers as a structural ironworker and was a member of Local #17 Ironworkers of Cleveland, Ohio. He also worked as a logger, and since 1977, as a custom painting contractor in Salem. He was especially proud of his work on the ceiling restoration of the ground floor of the Capital Tower building in downtown Salem. Dean was a loving husband and father, a caring and dedicated friend, and a man of integrity. From the age of seventeen, he loving honored and faithfully served the Lord Jesus Christ, his Kinsman Redeemer. He loved the Pacific NW, and camping and hunting with his friends. Dean is survived by his wife, Jill; and son, Jonathan of Salem; daughter, Debbie and George Williams of Warm Springs; brother, Charles and Marilyn Burnett of Cleveland Ohio; sister, Retha and Michael Corrigan of Coushatta, La.; sister-in-law, Lorena Burnett of Mantua, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Lloyd; and sisters, Loree Winstead and Lorraine Burnett. A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 27 in the Bush Elementary School Gym, at the corner of Mill and 14th Sts S.E. in Salem. Further details will be published on

Published in StatesmanJournal on June 14, 2009
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