Patricia Helen Burman | Passages

Patricia Helen Burman passed away July 22, 2019 at the age of 86. Patricia (Pat) married the love of her life, Ron Burman, in 1952 and together they embarked on a lifetime of adventures. During their 56 years together they lived in Oregon, Washington, and California. They finally settled in a beautiful home on Orcas Island. After 27 years on the island they moved to Bellingham, WA to live closer to their children.

Pat was an insatiable learner, artist, sailor, and traveler. She was passionate about art, music, and literature. Pat loved her gardens and had a special affinity for birds. She was a beautiful soul whose smile and laugh will be missed by all who knew her, and we will all laugh when remembering her stories of adventure and fun.

Pat was predeceased by Ron, her husband of 56 years, and her dog of 15 years, Chiquita (Chi Chi) Burman.

She is survived by her brother, Carl Kroesen; son, Bruce (Marianne) Burman of Port Townsend, WA; daughters, Cindy Burman-Woods (Greg) of Bellingham, Washington; Carrie Fitzhugh (David) of Las Vegas, Nevada; 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandsons.

A celebration of Pat’s life will be held on Sept. 8 from 3-6 p.m. at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal.

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