Barbara Burton

Dec 2, 1953 – Dec 4, 2017

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Barbara (Janosov) Burton

12/2/1953    to    12/4/2017 

Barbara Burton, 64, lost her battle with uterine cancer on Monday December 4, 2017.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Lois Janosov also Logan Baker a nephew and then Steve Fox a close relative. 

Barbara is survived by her loving husband John, her sons Chris and Jeremy and her beloved only grandson Daniel whom all she cherished deeply;

Barb is also survived by her father; Frank Janosov of Renton.  Barbara was the oldest of 6 children.  Brother David and his wife Linda of (Bonney Lake); her sister Jean (Janosov) Johnston and Lonnie Gable of Fall City; brother Joe of (Pacific); sisters Lisa Janosov of (Puyallup) and Fran (Janosov) and Jay Holmgren of (Kent); Her nieces and nephews; Amber Janosov of Shoreline; Isaiah, Sam and Ella Holmgren of Kent; Jackson Baker a great-nephew of Shoreline; of whom she loved and cherished immensely. 

Barbara will be missed by all her family members as well as her friends she made over the years.  She had a great smile that would captivate you to just want to sit down and talk with her.  Her eyes were the most beautiful dark brown that you would get lost in them.   Her overwhelming love just radiated from her, surrounding you drawing you in.  Barbara had a wit that was contagious, and she could be giggly and silly putting you in stiches.

Barbara`s education began with Saint Anthony’s Elementary school in Renton; then on to Nelson Middle School; she attended Renton High School and Graduated in 1972.  

She began looking for a job after graduating from high school and she had applied in two places; to become a waitress at the then Sambo’s restaurant in downtown Renton or as a Nurse’s assistant at a local Convalescent Center; The Convalescent Center called first, she accepted.  After working as a nurse aid, she then made the decision to pursue a career in nursing.  Barbara attended Green River Community College; where she achieved a high enough grade point average to be placed on the Deans honor roll, which totally shocked her dad.  She completed her studies and became a Licensed Practical Nurse.  She then returned to work in her new capacity as a Medications Nurse to the convalescent home where she began working.  Barbara also worked at The Valley Villa Convalescent; Auburn General Hospital on the medication floor as well as Valley Medical Center in both the orthopedic floor and medical floors.  She enjoyed her work always putting her patients first but then decided to focus on raising her two sons and quit her job. 

John and Barbara met at the Valley Villa Convalescent Center.  She was working the swing shift, he was an orderly on the grave yard shift.  One thing lead to another and he finally asked her out.  Their first date was a tour of the Old Spring Glen Fire Station located in Renton where he was a resident.  They dated for over 3 ½ years until he popped the question to marry him one night.  They were married on April 7, 1978 at the St. Stevens the Martyr Church in Kent, WA.

Christopher was born in December 1978.  Jeremy was born in March 1983.  She helped them with their studies until both graduated from Tumwater High School. 

Barbara and John resided in Renton for many years.  Then moved pulled stakes to reside at their present home in Olympia Washington in 1990.  John continued working in the fire service field for a total of 27 years until 2006, when he had a career ending injury and was forced to retired. 

Barbara was a joyful person who loved watching movies, reading her bible going to church, and liked listening to many types of music.   Playing with her sons and when our grandson came she was ecstatic of being a grandma.   She showered him with prayers and blessings. 

Barbara is now walking those golden streets of heaven, pain free, totally in the comfort of our Lord. 

I know one thing that she would say to everyone gathered is I Love you, stay true to the Lord and Trust in only him, for he will sustain you and finally, we will see each other on the other side of the River of Life.  


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