Margaret B. Burns


(April 15, 2003)

The mother of a Powell woman died Tuesday, April 15 at Washakie Medical Center in Worland.

Margaret B. Burns, 89, had lived in Worland since 1992. She was born Oct. 8, 1913, in Lomax, Ill., to Charles H. and Lorena M. (Johnson) Pences.

She received her education in Lomax and moved in 1940 to Patterson, Idaho, where she worked in a cookhouse for miners for one year. She then moved to Seattle, Wash., and worked in the Navy yards during the war. For several summers, she was employed in the salmon canneries as a cook in Kodiak, Alaska.

She married Buell Burns in 1947 in Idaho, and they made their home on a ranch near Ellis, Idaho. In 1957, she moved to Battleground, Wash., and lived there until moving to Worland in 1992.

Her hobbies included cooking and working crossword puzzles.

Survivors include her daughter, Maxine Kirkenslager and husband Dick of Powell; one sister, Bonnie Eaves of Worland; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services were held Monday in Worland. Memorial donations may be made to the Worland Senior Center in care of Bryant Funeral Home, P.O. Box 524, Worland, WY 82401.