Oct. 11, 1930 - July 14, 2010
Chester Clinton Burnette, 79, died at his home in Kennewick on July 14, 2010. Chester was born on Oct. 11, 1930 in Ritter, Ore., to parents, Thomas and Ella Irene Surface Burnette. Chester served in the U.S. Army. He married Hatsuko Matsubara on Sept. 13, 1954. They lived in Dayton since 1956, and have lived in Kennewick for seven years. Chester worked as a heavy equipment operator for WSDOT.
Chester was a member of the East Gate Seventh-day Adventist Church. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and amateur radio.
Chester is survived by his wife, Hatsuko Burnette; five children, Mary (Roy) , John (Jo), Peggy (Wayne), James (Marlyn), and Connie (Jack); 10 grandchildren, Melissa (Darrin), Trisha, Katie (Sonny), Sam, Whille , Jake, Sarah, Allyson, Joshua, and Esteban; two great-grandchildren, Justin and Lincoln; sister, Margie (Ray) Clark and family.
There will be a Graveside Service held on July 22, 2010, at 1 pm at the Dayton Cemetery off Mustard Street in Dayton, Wash. Visitation will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Center, 9353 W. Clearwater Ave., Kennewick on Wed July 21 from 4-7 pm.
To sign the online guestbook go to www.HillcrestMemorialCenter.com.