Clara Burns

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Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel
1101 NE 112th Avenue
Vancouver, WA

May 14, 1922 ~ April 7, 2011

Clara's journey ended on Thurs., April 7, 2011, with her family at her side. She was born on May 14, 1922, to Henry and Sarah Huber in Vancouver, WA. Clara was a lifelong resident of Vancouver, being raised on her family farm on Lower River Road. She graduated from Vancouver High in 1940 where she met and married the love of her life, Bob Burns in 1942.
Clara enjoyed trips to the beach, the Portland Trailblazers, the Seattle Mariners, bowling, long drives, gardening and Buster Bars at DQ, but most of all, she loved spending time with her family - especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was known for her quick wit, laughter and joy of life.
Throughout her life she gathered many lifelong friends that she loved very much. Clara had such a strong inner strength that will continue to amaze us all.
We wish to offer a special thank you to all the Angels who touched Clara's life with their love, respect and compassion at Clearwater Springs, A Home with Hope and the Ray Hickey Hospice House. They were all a blessing.
Clara is survived by daughters, Sharie Harter (Ron) of Vancouver, WA and Robin Douglass (Larry) of Carson, WA; grandchildren, Lori Wood (Jason), Jason Douglass (Staci), Ryan Douglass (Rani), and Lindsey Klein (Patrick); great-grandchildren, Karl Bell, Kameron Douglass, RyAnn Douglass, Jacob Wood, Jaci Douglass, Kennedy Klein; and an unborn grandson due in August.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her wonderful husband, Bob Burns; daughter, Sue Nelson and unborn child; sister, Helen Gehring and brother, John Huber.
A memorial service will be held on Tue., April 12, 2011, at 12:30 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Viewing will be held on Mon., April 11th, from noon to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Ray Hickey Hospice House or Humane Society.
Please sign Clara's guest book at www.evergreenmemorialgardens or


Published in The Columbian on Apr. 10, 2011
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