Beth Adele Burns
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October 24, 1939 ~ May 9, 2015

Beth was born Oct. 24, 1939 to Cecil A. Cloud and Elsie L. (Luke) Cloud in Kila, MT. She passed away May 9, 2015 at her home in Kennewick, WA with her family by her side. Her ashes will be taken back to Kila, MT.
Beth married Frank Burns on Nov. 17, 1956.
She had many interests and talents and thoroughly enjoyed life. She loved to do any craft that came along: crochet, embroidery, tatting, Swedish weave, and most recently quilting. She also played the piano and various other instruments and entertained family and friends throughout the years. Beth was never afraid to try something new, and enjoyed participating as Scout Den Mother, and President of her TOPS Club, Ostomy Association, and Home Extension. She was a member of Vancouver Black Cats Motorcycle Club, Eagles Auxiliary, and Moose. She was also interested in genealogy.
For a number of years she and Frank lived full time in their motor home, traveling around the United States, seeing the sights and making many new friends along the way. She had a vast collection of elephants that was acquired as they visited the different areas.
Family was very important to Beth, and she was always there to lend a helping hand, sometimes with the planning of a family gathering or when there was an emergency or illness.
Everyone was always glad to see her smiling face
and to hear her latest stories.
Beth is survived by her husband, Frank; sons, Rick (Kelly) Burns of Vancouver, WA and Jeff (Karen) Burns of Pasco, WA; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Shirley Miller, Rose White, Della Frasier, Karen Rel, and Pearl Shelton; and brothers, Ed and Rick Cloud.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Dorothy Peterson and Jenna Mae Harsoch; and brother, Jim Cloud.
There will be no service per her request.
Donations may be made in her name to: Hospice, The Chaplaincy, 1450 SE Fowler St., Richland, WA 99352. 509-783-7416
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Published in The Columbian on May 24, 2015.
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June 2, 2015
Our sincerest and deepest sympathy to you, Frank, for your loss of such a fine lady, wife and mother. We wish our love and respect to you and your kids and all your family. Ed and Peg Sinclair.
May 27, 2015
Beth, you will be missed by your friends in the Tri-Cities area and especially by your very good friend in the Burbank area, Jerry Burke. Many good memories! Goodbye great lady!
Jerry Burke
May 27, 2015
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 119:76.
May 26, 2015
I'm sorry for your loss. May God comfort you. (1 Peter 5:6,7)
May 26, 2015
We have known Beth and Frank since the Black Cat Motorcycle Club days in the 1960's. And, we have enjoyed visiting with them and watching the dirt track auto racing together at the Cocopah Speedway when in Yuma for the winter. Phyllis and Beth talked crafts while Jim and Frank talked railroading. Beth was a special person and we will miss her.
James & Phyllis Baker
May 25, 2015
My sister my friend it was an honor to be with you in your last days. I have so many fond memories of our times together. Every time I see an elephant I will think of you. You are finally pain free. Much LOVE!
Pearl Shelton
May 25, 2015
To the Family: You have so many great memories of your time together, Beth was truly a "keeper" and gone much too soon, just as Jack was.
To Beth: I'll miss our many fun times together - especially those shopping trips where you said "You just like to spend my money!" when I found something for you to buy. You, Frank, Jack and I had some great times, whether at home or on the road in our RV's. Life won't be as much fun without you.
Judy Burns
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