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Ruby Pearl Burger

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Ruby Pearl Burger

May 22, 1923 ~ May 19, 2014

Pearl passed away on May 19, 2014, at RiverWest Care Center. She was born on May 22, 1923, to Joseph and Edith (Farr) Ritch in Marshfield, MO. Pearl, her parents and siblings moved to Washington State in 1942. Pearl worked in the box factory at the Peshastin Mill. There, she met her husband-to-be, Henry Burger. They made their home in Peshastin, WA, where they built a house on Derby Canyon Road. They lived there until health issues forced them to sell. They were married 65 years. They had two children, Bill Burger (Connie) and Connie (Burger) Helley, who both reside in Wenatchee. Mom went to work for Ewalt Willging at the local grocery store in Peshastin, until closing of the store. She then went to work for Gordon Martin (Martin’s) Grocery until retirement. Mom loved to cook and she could whip out a pie in nothing flat! There were always friends and family for Sunday dinners, which followed a game of Pinochle or Zilch. Mom loved to garden and work in her flowers. Mom and Dad took on the project of working in the Old Leavenworth Cemetery on the North Road. She liked to go to Mill Bay. Mom loved to go to her grandchildren’s sporting events, especially the hockey games, and later became a season ticket holder for the Wenatchee Wild.

Pearl had five grandchildren, Tracey, Aaron, Kristi, Stephanie and Scott; and three great-grandchildren, Jeremy, Addyson and Corbin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry; her parents; her sister, Vesta; and her brother, Cecil.

A Remembrance Ceremony will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to the Chronic Disease Foundation, in Pearl and Henry’s name, at 10880 John W. Elliot Drive, Suite 400, Frisco, TX 75034. Ward’s Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth, is in charge of arrangements.

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