Dorothy Mae Burnside

Dorothy Mae Burnside

Dorothy Mae Burnside, 84, of North Bend passed away December 7, 2014 at Stafford Healthcare in Des Moines, WA.

Dorothy was born at Snoqualmie Falls Hospital on February 24, 1930. The oldest of four children, she was raised in Carnation, WA and graduated from Tolt High School. She married Howard Burnside on July 25, 1948 and moved to North Bend.

In 1958, Dorothy started her career as a cook at Scott’s Dairy Freeze. Four years later she was employed by the Highline School District to work in the kitchen at Camp Waskowitz. When Echo Glen Children’s Center opened in 1967, she joined the kitchen staff at the new facility and retired in 1990. Dorothy was a dedicated wife and mother who filled her free time with cooking, baking, gardening, and needlework.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Dorothy and Lonnie Portwood, and son, Howard J. Burnside, Jr. She is survived by her husband of sixty-six years, Howard J. Burnside; two sisters, Ruth Ann May (Lawrence Perrigoue) of Renton and Florence (Don) Waterhouse of Carnation; brother, Herman Portwood of Carnation; daughter, Charlene Franklund (Dave) of Yakima and their children Jason, Dennis, and Randy; daughter-in-law, Laura McElligott (Tom) of North Bend, OR and grandchildren, Ethan (Charissa), Daniel, and Brian (Danielle) Burnside; four great grandchildren, Austin, Hunter, Kiara, and Henry Burnside and many loving in-laws, nephews, nieces, and friends. Special thanks to the neighbors who routinely stopped by to visit.

Dorothy was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. At her request, there will be no service. Inurnment will be at the Fall City Cemetery.