Morris (Moe) Burnett of Waterville passed away peacefully on Nov. 21, 2012. He was born at East Wenatchee on July 7, 1926, to Hollis and Bertha (Overturf) Burnett. He graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1944.
He met his future wife, Peggy Ingalls, at a Saturday dance on Badger Mountain while she was visiting her uncle with her sister, who was married to Moe's cousin. It was love at first sight for both of them. A year later, they got married (Oct. 23, 1946) in Colville and were married for 64 years until her death in 2010. They made their first home in Douglas.
In his early years, Morris he was a rodeo rider and cowboy, working as a ranch hand and/or ranch foreman. Later, he went to work for the U. S. Forest Service. He spent many years doing campground maintenance, firefighting and manÂ¬aging fireÂ¬fighting crews, both in Prineville, OR and Kettle Falls. He loved to hunt and fish as long as he was able. His main hobbies were gardening and making things in his shop. He is survived by daughters, Louana (Mike) Green, East Wenatchee; Colleen Friend, Post Falls, Idaho; Virginia (Scott) Dickinson, Prineville; and Diane (Rick) McUne of CashÂ¬mere; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, his parents, Hollis and Bertha Burnett, a sister and three brothers. Funeral Mass will be held at St Joseph Catholic Church on June 18 at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at the Badger Mountain Cemetery, located at 101 East Poplar Hwy 2 in Waterville. Father Gary will officiate.