Janis Lee Burns

06/29/1928 — 01/09/2014

From Richland, WA, USA | Born in Hastings, Nebraska

Janis Lee Burns

Janis L. Burns was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She passed away at home on Thursday morning, January 9th. She struggled with COPD for the past four years.

Janis was born in Hastings, Nebraska. The family lived in Fort Peck, Montana when she was very young. She attended school in Missoula, Montana and graduated high school in Kalispell, Montana. She married John Nash and moved to Billings, Montana. Janis worked at the First National Bank until moving to Richland and retired as an accountant for the Red Lion Motor Inn. Her second marriage was to William Burns.

Janis had many hobbies throughout her life. She was an amazing host for all the pool parties given at the house. As a family we took many camping trips. Mom always caught the biggest fish. In her spare time she loved to make many crafts for Christmas. Christmas was her favorite time of the year. When she retired her and Bill loved to travel. As traveling came to an end her favorite pass time was to watch Ellen and work jigsaw puzzles.

Janis was preceded in death by John and Zona Shaw, John and Gwen Robischon, John Gus Nash, William Burns and Randy Burns.

Janis is survived by her sister and husband Peggy and Mike Doney, sister-in-law Virginia Runnels, daughter Gail and husband Gordon Shellgren, son Bob and wife Annie Nash, step-daughter Kathy Evans, daughter-in-law Lisa Burns, grandchildren Deanne and Allen, Crystal and Zeth, Leah and Joe, Brian and Debbie, Kyle and Paige, Marcus, Noe, Sharon, Julie, Michael, great grandchildren Triston, Katie, Kaylee-Gail, Ellisa, Cassandra, Caitlynn, Kenneth and Beau.

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  • Janis was such an amazing lady. I have such fond memories of the pool parties in Missoula and Richland. She loved her family so much.

    Fred Robischon
    November 4, 2014
    Lacey, WA, USA
  • Janice, you will truly be missed. You were a beautiful lady with such a tender heart.

    I feel so blessed to be at your birthday party this summer and to say our goodbyes. Thank you for always welcoming us into your home.I am sure you and Gwen will have a lot of catching up to do. Love and Miss you. Suzanne

    Suanne Robischon
    November 4, 2014
    OLYMPIA, WA, United, States
  • Janis was a wonderful woman who will be sorley missed by all. She was beautiful, had a lot of class and was such a gracious hostess. I loved to hear her laugh. She was an amazing sister to my mother and Aunt Peggy, a doting wife, a loving mother to her children and a loving and proud grandmother and great grandmother. She was also my incredible aunt. There must be a big family reunion going on in heaven right now, filled with joy and laughter.

    To know Janis was to love her.

    Paul Robischon
    November 4, 2014
    Olympia, WA, USA
  • What a neat lady Janis was. She always brought a smile to our faces at Oswalt, Teel & Franklin. She will be dearly missed.

    Tricia Schierman
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, USA
  • Bobby and Gail,

    So sorry for your loss. I’ve always found myself thinking of your mom my aunt.Her smile and laugh will be missed by all.

    Tom R.

    Tom R.
    November 4, 2014
    Aberdeen, WA, Grays, Harbor
  • Janis was such an amazing lady. I have such fond memories of the pool parties in Missoula and Richland. She loved her family so much.

    Fred Robischon
    November 4, 2014
    Lacey, WA, USA
  • Janice, you will truly be missed. You were a beautiful lady with such a tender heart.

    I feel so blessed to be at your birthday party this summer and to say our goodbyes. Thank you for always welcoming us into your home.I am sure you and Gwen will have a lot of catching up to do. Love and Miss you. Suzanne

    Suanne Robischon
    November 4, 2014
    OLYMPIA, WA, United, States
  • Janis was a wonderful woman who will be sorley missed by all. She was beautiful, had a lot of class and was such a gracious hostess. I loved to hear her laugh. She was an amazing sister to my mother and Aunt Peggy, a doting wife, a loving mother to her children and a loving and proud grandmother and great grandmother. She was also my incredible aunt. There must be a big family reunion going on in heaven right now, filled with joy and laughter.

    To know Janis was to love her.

    Paul Robischon
    November 4, 2014
    Olympia, WA, USA
  • What a neat lady Janis was. She always brought a smile to our faces at Oswalt, Teel & Franklin. She will be dearly missed.

    Tricia Schierman
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, USA
  • Bobby and Gail,

    So sorry for your loss. I’ve always found myself thinking of your mom my aunt.Her smile and laugh will be missed by all.

    Tom R.

    Tom R.
    November 4, 2014
    Aberdeen, WA, Grays, Harbor
  • used to help Janis and Bill years ago with their investment plan when I was Merrill Lynch and Piper Jaffray in Spokane. Knew Janis wasn’t doing well and wish family the best.

    dick westerman
    December 5, 2014
    spokane, wa