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Shirley (Olson) Burnette


Shirley (Olson) Burnette passed away on Mon., Nov. 19, 2012, at her son’s home in Vancouver, Wash., at the age of 73 with her family around her.

Born on Jan. 28, 1939, in Wilmar, Calif., to Lenna and Walton Olson, she grew up and attended school in Pine Bluffs. Before graduating from Pine Bluffs High School in 1957 she was very active in all choral programs, cheerleading and FHA. She attended Colorado Women’s College in Denver, graduating in 1959.

While working for Rocketdyne in Cheyenne she met C.W. (Chuck) Burnette and married him on April 24, 1961, in the Methodist Church. To this un...

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