Jacquelin Colleen Burner passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, June 25, 2018. She was born on September 7, 1946 to Ruben and Thelma (Long) Decker in Fayetteville, NC. Shortly after she was born, the family moved to Frazer, MT. She was joined by siblings Stan, Jody and Doug. The family then moved to Fort Peck, MT. Jacque attended Nashua High School. She was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran Church while living in Frazer.
On September 28, 1963, Jacque married John Burner Jr. in Fort Peck. They lived in Glasgow where their daughter, Cynthia Rhea, was born on November 24, 1964. The family grew with the addition of John Valance on May 17, 1968. A new job moved them to Havre for three years. The family returned to Glasgow, moving to the Glasgow Air Force Base. On August 9, 1981, Zachary Ryan joined the family.
Jacque and John later separated.
Jacque liked to work with people and worked in the customer service industry a majority of her life. She worked at the sewing center and at the grocery store on the base and later at the Trailside Store, the Roosevelt Hotel, Pizza Hut and finally at the Cottonwood Inn in the kitchen as a baker. She retired in September 2014.
Other than the three years in Havre, Jacque lived in the Frazer/Fort Peck/Glasgow area her entire life.
Jacque enjoyed reading; playing cards with family; playing Canasta on the computer; following the Denver Broncos and Chicago Cubs; the “Breakfast Club”, the “Princess Bride”, and the first 5 minutes of credits of “Top Gun”. Above all….she loved her family! Her children and grandchildren were her world!
She is preceded by her father, Ruben Decker; her step-father, Charlie Frost; and her nephew, Kris Decker.
She is survived by her mother Thelma Frost of Glasgow; daughter, Cindy (Tom) Erickson of Miles City; sons John Burner and Zack (Melanie) Burner of Glasgow; brothers Stan (Diane) Decker of Graham, WA, Doug Decker of Boise, ID; sister Jody (Mark) Nystrom of Onida, SD; grandsons; Jess Fuhrman of Des Moines, IA, Cody Fuhrman of Miles City and Bryant Burner of Glasgow; step-grandchildren Beth (Casey) Lapp of Glendive and Brock (Jamie) Erickson of Miles City and four step great-granddaughters: Caylee, Brooklyn, Finley and Emery. Other survivors include step-siblings James (Robin) Frost, Rita Allie, Jolene DeBolt and Steve (Michelle) Frost. She is also survived and loved by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Honorary Pallbearers are Jess Fuhrman, Cody Fuhrman, Bryant Burner, Tom Erickson, Ryan Feezel and Dustin Edwards.
Mom…you left us so fast. It’s hard to comprehend that you are gone! The prize that we have on this end is that you are no longer in pain. The prize on your end is that you have time to begin putting together a place for us to gather when we join you. We love you. Mom! For your strength, your humor, your “you can get through this” speech you gave us all. We miss you – and will always miss you – forever.