Cathy Burger

Cathy was a free spirit who was kind to everyone she met.

Cathy Burger, 70, of Vashon, passed away peacefully at home on April 3, 2021, after being diagnosed with a brain tumor 16 months ago.

She was born to Ted and Donna Lightley, January 27, 1951, in Omak, Washington. Cathy graduated from West Seattle High School in 1969. After some travel, she settled on Vashon in the early 1970s. She married Jim Burger in 1978 and lived in Burton for the past 43 years. Cathy is survived by her husband, Jim and her two daughters, Dawn Brisset (Michael Brisset) and Erica Tunduwani (Nyasha Tunduwani). She is also survived by six grandchildren: Pepper (19), Matthew (16), Ella (14), Aaron (13), Nia (9) and Darius (7).

Cathy was a free spirit who was kind to everyone she met. She worked on the ferry for over 20 years, first in the galley for a few years and then as a deckhand for most of the years there. She worked hard with grit and enthusiasm and retired from the ferry about five years ago.

Cathy was a kind and caring soul who was always thinking of and caring for others. She loved to spend hours at the beach hunting for beautiful rocks and taking in the cool breeze. She loved to listen to music and often had a radio in every room. Cathy loved to travel in their RV, spend time with their dogs and create beaded jewelry. When she was at home you could always find her in her beautiful garden.

Please bring some food to share and join us to enjoy the flowers in her garden and celebrate her on June 12, 2021, between 1:00-3:00 in Jim and Cathy’s yard at 23512 107th Ave SW




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