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Nancy Ann Hind Burnham

05/17/1938 - 06/30/2023
Service Date: 07/17/2023
Service Time: 9:00 am
Service Location: City of Mesa Cemetery
Interment: City Of Mesa Cemetery

Devoted and loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Nancy Ann Hind Burnham passed away suddenly on Friday, June 30, 2023, surrounded by family members in her Mesa home. Nancy was the only child of Russ and Esther Hind and was born in Santa Ana, California on May 17,1938. She grew up on property her grandparents William and Bertie Egan homesteaded in South Laguna Beach, California.  She attended public school in Laguna Beach and graduated from Laguna Beach High School in 1956.  She loved traveling with her parents as a young girl, camping and exploring National Parks in California, Arizona, Colorado, Canada, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Idaho and the Pacific Northwest.  She excelled at knitting at a young age.  In school she would try to sit at the back of the class so that the teacher would not see her knitting under her desk during (boring) lessons.  She always said that knitting had a calming effect on her and even when she had very limited eye-sight, she kept knitting.  She lived a life of service and donated 1000’s of pairs of slippers to schools, nursing homes, hospitals and family members over the years.  For a number of years, she made and donated “Hugs” blankets to anyone who might need a little extra hug to get through a difficult time. She met her husband, Glen Burnham, while attending boarding school at San Pasqual in Southern, California not far from her Hind grandparent’s ranch in Ramona. They were married 57 years before his passing in 2013.  Nancy was devoted to Glen and she would learn about and support anything he became interested in.  She ran Western Drywall Corp. side by side with Glen and together built a hugely successful drywall and stucco business.  They competed and won at the highest level of square dancing and horse racing.   Nancy was a talented seamstress and won accolades and awards for her beautifully designed and sewn costumes that she made for her and dad to compete in.  She also sewed many beautiful dresses and clothes for Debbie, including her wedding dress.  She was a devoted mother and often signed up to be the kid’s classroom mom, making cookies and treats for classroom parties.  She and Glen volunteered with youth at the United Methodist Church, where they attended for many years.  She was no nonsense and very precise in sharing her opinions about life and living. Nancy is preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Glen Burnham (2013), their son, Glen Burnham Jr in 1979 and both of her parents Russ and Esther Hind.  Her graveside service is Monday, July 17, 2023 at 9:00 am at the Mesa Cemetery.

Nancy is survived by her daughter Deborrah Allen

Grand children: Heather & Chad Prusse, Daniel & Lynzie Allen, Nathaniel & Rachel Allen, Rebecca & Zach Hipps, Johnny Wade Burnham

Great-Grandchildren: Zackery Prusse, Conner Prusse, Halle Prusse, Luke Prusse, Jackson Prusse, Evelyn Allen, Micah Allen, Levi Allen, Ezra Allen, Gabriel Allen, Esther Allen, Simon Allen, Violet Allen, Wren Allen, Wellington Allen, Claire Hipps, Conrad Hipps


Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.



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