Jeanette Ann "Nennie" Burckhard
1947 - 2019
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September 30, 1947 ˜ October 18, 2019

On October 18, 2019, God took Jeanette’s hand and led her into his garden and into the open arms of her mother and father, brothers, Dennis, Edward, and Steven, and numerous relatives and friends.
Jeanette was born on September 30, 1947, to Adam and Mary Burckhard in Yakima, WA. In 1960, Jeanette and her family moved to Vancouver, WA, in order for her youngest brother, Steven, who was born blind, to attend the State School for the Blind.
Jeanette attended St. Joseph Grade School and graduated from Providence Academy. She was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Jeanette retired from Bank of America after a 25-plus year career as a Credit Support Officer.
Jeanette was preceded in death by her parents, Adam and Mary; and brothers, Dennis, Edward and Stephen.
She is survived by sisters, Marveline Burckhard, Lisa Truax Thomson; brother, Duane Burckhard (Sandy); nieces, Kim Lavalley and Katie Burckhard; and nephews, Scott Burckhard (Kristin), Mark Burckhard (Angela), Darren Truax Jr., and Parker Truax, plus six great-nieces and nephews.
Jeanette greatly enjoyed following the sporting and school activities of her nieces and nephews. She was always there cheering for them and giving them support. Jeanette was a wonderful aunt often taking the nieces and nephews to Sunday movies, especially animated movies and musicals. When the nieces and nephews were young, Nennie, as she was called because the youngsters had trouble saying Jeanette, would be encouraged to read and Nennie would take them to Barnes and Noble to purchase books. This was one of Nennie’s greatest joys.
Jeanette had a very big heart and became a friend of everyone she came in contact with. She will always be loved and missed by her relatives and friends.
At Jeanette’s request, there will be private family service.
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Published in The Columbian on Oct. 25, 2019.
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November 12, 2019
Jeanette was a very special person, i loved going to Vancouver when i was little to all the Burckhards. she always had a smile on her face. Rest in peace cuz....
Rod Dukart
November 12, 2019
The Gidge family sends there thoughts and prayers.
Have some great memories growing up when you lived in Yakima, just living a few blocks from each other. Then the best thing I ever did was making you my oldest son, Randy, his godmother. You were the best. You will be missed, love you.
Darlene Gidge
November 6, 2019
Jeanette was a loving sister with a very big heart. She especially loved taking her younger nieces and nephews to the movies and book stores. Nennie, as she was called, was loved by everyone she came in contact with. We will miss her but are happy she is pain free and back with Mom,Dad, Dennis,Edward,Steven and her many relatives and friends. Nennie, we will always love you!
Duane Burckhard
November 5, 2019
So very sorry to hear about Jeanette's passing. She's in our prayers along with you and your family ... God Bless.
Dan & Claudia Schumacher
October 31, 2019
Very sorry to hear of Jeanette's passing. We became friends during our years at Columbia Little League. We shared many hrs in the score booth. She was always fair, honest and fun to be with. A truly good person.
Dorette Rakoz
October 30, 2019
Rest in peace dear cousin.
Sharon Mitzel Wilson, Yakima, WA
October 30, 2019
I worked with Jeanette in the late 1970's at Seattle First, sweet lady also super helpful.
October 28, 2019
I'm so sorry to hear the news of Jeanette's passing. She and I worked together for many years until her retirement. She will be missed.
Carri Cunningham
October 27, 2019
I love you Jeanette. You were a wonderful sister. Marvey....
October 26, 2019
So very sorry to hear this news. Jeanette was such a sweet lady!! She and I worked together for a few years, and we had such a great time. She will be missed.
Lashell Carrick
October 25, 2019
You will be missed Jeanette :(. You enhanced my life by your gentle ways in teaching me at work and your kind big heart! God took you much too early, but you're definitely with him!
PJ Overton
October 25, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful aunt and such a special person.
Jennifer Goodrich
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