of Lacey, WA, formerly of Chelsea, MI & Gainesville, FL, age 100, died peacefully Monday, May 15, 2017 in Olympia, Washington. She was born April 8, 1917 in Wyandotte, Michigan, the daughter of Frank & Alma (Jeffers) Ramsay. Mrs. Burghardt studied art at Society of Arts & Crafts in Detroit, (now the Center for Creative Studies) and worked as a fashion illustrator for a time. On May 17, 1942, she married Louis Burghardt and he preceded her in death in 1992. She & Lou owned and operated the Burghardt Funeral Home in Chelsea for 26 years prior to their retirement in 1977. They traveled extensively in the U.S and abroad and finally settled in Gainsville, FL in 1986. June moved back to Chelsea in 2004, living at the Pines until she moved to Washington in 2011 to live with her daughter. She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Chelsea.
Survivors include two daughters Linda (Richard) Korver of Lacey, WA, and Valerie Burghardt of Silver Spring, MD; a son Lance Burghardt of Ann Arbor; four grandchildren, Lance (Jacqui) Ramsay of Bellevue, WA, Nikoll (Kirk) Noe of Rocklin, CA, Langdon Burghardt of Atlanta, GA, and Cara Burghardt of Ann Arbor; and five great-grandchildren. She has several nieces and nephews with 2 nephews living in Chelsea, Langdon Ramsay and Scott Ramsay. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Langdon Ramsay and Frank Clare Ramsay.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 10:30 am at Cole Funeral Chapel (The former Burghardt Funeral Home) in Chelsea, Michigan with Rev. Wallace Tatara officiating. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Chelsea. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ or a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Cole Funeral Chapel, Chelsea.
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