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Wilma Pauline Burnett

February 16, 1929 January 4, 2017
Wilma Pauline Burnett
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Obituary for Wilma Pauline Burnett
On January 4th, surrounded by her kids, grandkids and great grandkids we lost the matriarch of the family, our beloved mom and grandma, Wilma Burnett. Her life’s work of family first, unconditional love and the importance of a good hairdo will be carried on by all those who loved her the most.
Born in Arkansas in 1929 she moved to California with her parents, Willard and Ettie Lawrence; two sisters and two brothers. She lived in Vacaville for over 60 years. Her first job was mother but she also enjoyed working at Basic for 30 years. She married Richard Humphrey in 1945 and had 3 sons, Richard, Robbie and Ron. She divorced and later she met and married Smiley Burnett and had a daughter; Brenda Burnett Brace.
Wilma was very proud of her Indian heritage; Choctaw and Cherokee. She collected turquoise jewelry, arrowheads and was a member of the group the Sierra Outlaws.

She is survived and forever loved by her children: Richard and Joan Humphrey of Shingle Springs, Ca; Ron and Mary Humphrey of Vacaville; Brenda and Fred Brace of Arbuckle, Ca; sister Wanda Paloma of Vacaville; 7 grandchildren; 21 great grandkids; 5 great great grandkids and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Smiley Burnett; son Robbie Humphrey; grandson Tommy Humphrey; great granddaughter Juliet DiGeorge; sister Nita Rice; brothers, Bud and Wayne Lawrence and her parents, Willard and Ettie Lawrence.

For her family she was a constant protector and blessing. She will be greatly missed and forever loved by all who knew her. She left an incredible legacy of unconditional love.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to: American Cancer Society, 700 Main St., #102, Suisun City, CA 94585 or

Memorial service will be Monday, January 9th, 11am at McCune Garden Chapel.
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11:00 AM 1/9/2017 11:00:00 AM
McCune Garden Chapel

212 Main St.
Vacaville, CA 95688

McCune Garden Chapel
212 Main St. Vacaville 95688 CA
United States

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Sacramento Valley National Cemetery Final Resting Place

5810 Midway Rd.
Dixon, CA 95620

5810 Midway Rd. Dixon 95620 CA
United States

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