Burton L. Gunderson

February 16, 1950 — May 24, 2018

Burton L. Gunderson born February 16, 1950, to Chet and Florance Gunderson in Tacoma, Washington, passed away peacefully on May 24, 2018 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.

He graduated from Issaquah High School in 1968. He then joined the U.S. Army serving in Vietnam from 1970-1971. Upon his return he met and married the love of his life, Nancy Bates Gunderson. They recently celebrated their 45th year of blissful marriage. Moving to Marysville in 1977, he worked for the city. He also earned his two-year degree at ECC. He retired after 32 years with the city.

Upon retiring he and his wife moved to Newport, Washington, where he could pursue his passion for hunting, fishing and prospecting.

He is survived by his sister Norma Gunderson; wife Nancy; son Aaron ​and daughter Aimee, as well as his best friend of 40-plus years Bill Burlingame.

Burt has nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren and many more cherished family and friends.

The family would like to especially thank the Summit Cancer Center of Spokane and the amazing staff. Burt’s corneas were donated in hopes of

bettering someone’s life. In lieu of flowers, random acts of kindness are highly encouraged.

In celebration of Burt’s life there will be an open house on August 5, 2018 starting at 2 p.m. at 426181 Highway 20, Newport, WA. This will be a

potluck, please RSVP to 425-308-5250.

Sherman-Campbell Funeral and Cremation Services in Newport is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at


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