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Brenda Marie Burke

August 27, 1949 February 25, 2019
Brenda Marie Burke
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Obituary for Brenda Marie Burke

Brenda Marie Burke, 69, a resident of the Forest Grove community, died Monday morning, February 25, 2019 at the Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, Oregon.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 1660 Elm Street in Forest Grove, with Fr. Ben Tapia, celebrant.

Family and friends are invited to attend a reception immediately following the church ceremony, to be held in the parish hall.

BRENDA MARIE BURKE was born August 27, 1949 in Astoria, Oregon, the daughter of the Herbert Leland Cunningham and Mildred Dorothy (White) Cunningham. She was raised and received her education in the Hillside community, having been a graduate of the Forest Grove High School Class of 1967. She later attended University of Oregon, where she was awarded a math scholarship. She attended U of O for 2 years then left there to attended beauty school. She completed beauty school and got her beauty license.

She was united in marriage to Randall Anthony Burke on December 18, 1976 in Reno, Nevada. Following their marriage they made their home in the Forest Grove community, where they have resided since.

Brenda worked as a hair stylist for many years.

Among her special interests, she enjoyed arts and crafts, gardening, quilting, sewing, baseball and spending time with her family.

Brenda was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Mildred Cunningham and by her two brothers, Rodger and Larry Cunningham.

Survivors include her husband, Randall Anthony Burke, of the family home in Forest Grove, Oregon; her children Heather, Ryan, Michael and Chelsea Burke and their spouses.

The family suggests contributions be made to the St. Jude Children’s Tribute Program, PO Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38148, in her memory.

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12:00 PM 3/22/2019 12:00:00 PM
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church

1660 Elm St
Forest Grove, Oregon 97116

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
1660 Elm St Forest Grove 97116 Oregon
United States

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