Long-time Hermiston resident, Ruth Loretta Scott-Burnett, died August 1, 1995, at Good Shepherd Community Hospital in Hermiston. She was 88 years of age.

She was born on March 16, 1907 in Athena, the daughter of Arthur and Daisy Bryson-Scott. She graduated from the University of Washington and the taught kindergarden and high school in Stanfield and kindergarden in Seneca.

On November 13, 1928, she married William Earl Burnett in La Grande.

She was a member of the Stanfield Rebekah Lodge, Stanfield Study Club, Stanfield Grange Faith Presbyterian Church, Echo Womens Golf Club, Theta Rho Advisor and a master bridge player. She also played the piano for the Hope and Faith Presbyterian churches.

She is survived by her husband, William Earl (Mick) Burnett of Hermiston; daughters, Lora Looman of Bend, Phyllis Whittington of Portland; and son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Kathy Burnett of Stanfield; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Kay Martinez.

Memorial services were held Saturday, August 5, at the Faith Presbyterian Church in Hermiston.

Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, August, 1995
Contributed by: Sue Wells
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor