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Janet Louise (Luxner) Burns

July 18, 1938 ~ January 2, 2019 (age 80)

In lieu of flowers, donations in Janet’s name can be made to either:

The Janet Burns Memorial Fund

c/o The Rockefeller University

1230 York Avenue, Box 164

New York, NY  10065

Make check payable to The Rockefeller University and indicate in the Memo section that the gift is for The Janet Burns Memorial Fund

or  Ronald McDonald House Charities


Janet Louise Burns was born on July 18, 1938 to Charles and Helen Luxner.  She had an older brother, James, and two younger brothers, Michael and Robert.  She graduated from Louisville High School in 1956, where she was a beautiful baton twirler.   She met the love of her life, Richard Burns, while working as a car hop.  Richard described her as the “cutest girl delivering orders to the cars”.  Richard proposed to her at “their” place, an old mine park near Superior.  They married on September 14, 1957 and she started working at Dow Chemical in the payroll department.  Then, the kids started arriving, nine in all.  In 1960, the Burns Family relocated to Southern California, where they lived until her death.


Over the years, Janet worked as an LVN (on the night shift!!!), as a Labor and Delivery unit secretary, as a Hallmark store clerk, at Angel Stadium and she also volunteered at St. Joseph Hospital.


Aside from her large family, Janet enjoyed sewing, traveling, shopping, playing cards, the annual Burns Family Christmas extravaganza, dancing at family weddings and making her infamous pizzelles. 


Janet was preceded in death by her 2nd daughter, Debbie Leider and survived by Richard Burns, her husband of 61 years; Bella, her beloved dog; and her children,  grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 




Mary and Mike Goff Ÿ daughter and son-in-law

Debbie Leider Ÿ daughter, deceased

Mona and Bob Nodland Ÿ daughter and son-in-law

Diane and Brad Jadwin Ÿ daughter and son-in-law

Michelle and Eddie Morales Ÿ daughter and son-in-law

Richard Burns Ÿ son

Cynthia and David James Ÿ daughter and son-in-law

Karen and Mark Hoxworth Ÿ daughter and son-in-law

David and Staci Burns Ÿ son and daughter-in-law




Chuck and Kalyn Goff

Angela Leider

Lauren (Nodland) and Justin Conlin, Jennel Nodland

Crista (Nodland), and Brett, Hudson, Savannah, and Charlotte Chavez

Jana (Nodland), and Randy and Cody Ragon

Conner, Parker and Natalie Jadwin

Kylie Wikle, Kellie and Joe Morales

Richard, Justin and Rebecca, and Alexa Burns

Danielle, Jessica and Katie James

Clayton and Brandi Hoxworth

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