Hazel G. (Trudy) Burke died September 27, 2018 in Eugene at Arcadia AFH. She was born June 13, 1943 in Kansas City, Missouri to Hazel (Patton) and Buell Burke.
The family moved to Garden Grove, California, in the 1950s, where Trudy graduated from Garden Grove High School in 1961, and attended Sawyer Business School. After completing a one year course, she worked for General Dynamics. In 1969, the family moved to Roseburg, Oregon. They lived at 426 NE Jackson, where Trudy lived until she was forced by MS to move to a care facility.
Trudy was known to be very friendly; within days of being in a new place she knew the names of all those caring for her, as well as their children's ages. She was very caring, loyal, and opinionated. She enjoyed cooking, crafts, collecting oddities, spinning wool, and reading.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Jerry Burke. She is survived by a number of cousins, including Gene Patton, of Washington, D.C. She is also survived by her local family of friends who loved her, including Tony Welch, always referred to as her nephew.
Funeral services will be held October 14, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. at Pearson's Funeral Home at 2305 NE Diamond Lake Boulevard, in Roseburg. Internment at Eden Cemetery will follow immediately after at 5050 Elgarose Road, in Roseburg.
If you wish to send flowers, remember, she had no use for white or pastels, make it bright and colorful!