October 30 1933 November 5 2022
Obituary Please share a memory of Laura to include in a keepsake book for family and friends. View Tribute Book Laura passed from this world into the loving arms of Jesus just a few days after her 89th birthday, following a brief illness. She lived her life well, following her husband of 68 years, Willis, her high school sweetheart. She is survived by a brother, Tom Burns of Nice, California, two children, Marlee Gillihan of Vacaville, California and Jeff Burgess of McMinnville, Oregon, a daughter-in-law, Tiffany (Anderson) Burgess, and five grandchildren, Michael Gillihan, Kevin Gillihan (and his fiancée, Jennifer Weston), Jordan Burgess (and her fiancé Jakob Landes), Ella Burgess and Soren Burgess. She is preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Lillie Burns, sisters Clara, Cleo and Mary Belle, and brothers Bob and George. She was born in Hereford, Texas and moved to California following the Dust Bowl where the family settled in Lake County. She was the first of her family to go to college, earning her bachelor’s degree to become an elementary school teacher in Newman and then in Ripon, California. In retirement they lived in Grants Pass, Oregon and enjoyed camping and traveling throughout the United States and internationally. They moved to McMinnville, Oregon in 2018. She was an avid cook, artist and seamstress, and found no greater joy in life than doting on those she loved. Laura Burgess was a good woman with an abiding faith, and a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She gave much to her community and her church. She was loved; she will be sorely missed and long remembered. A celebration of her amazing life will be held in December and she will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery in McMinnville. To send flowers to the family of Laura, please visit our floral store. Read more
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Laura Jean Burgess October 30 1933 November 5 2022.
Death notice for the town of: McMinnville, state: Oregon