Jinni Lee Ann Burns, Weston, Oregon, passed away October 31, 2017, at her home at the age of 39 years. Memorial services will be Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Weston-McEwen High School gymnasium in Athena, Ore., with Pastor Duane Geyer officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ty and Hailie Burns C/O HAPO Community Credit Union in Weston, Ore.
Jinni was born February 9, 1978, in Hillsboro, Oregon, to Mike and Brenda (Fulcher) Ainslie. In her younger years, she was very active in dance and ballet, while in high school she was active in cheerleading and began working at Burger King for a short time then at Hank’s Thriftway in Hillsboro. This led to a career culminating in the position of bookkeeper for Albertson’s in Walla
She moved to Athena, Ore., in 2003 with her friend Katie, where she met and married Tyrel Burns on August 25, 2007. They lived in Klamath Falls, Ore., while Tyrel attended O.I.T. and she began her career with Albertsons. In 2010 they returned to the Athena/Weston area, settling in Weston, Ore. Here she once again began touching the lives of everyone she met. She was always encouraging and upbeat.
In May 2016 she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and after a long and hard fought battle, she was called to join her Savior.
Jinni loved the outdoors, especially going to the mountains, snowmobiling, boating and camping at Hat Rock Park. She also loved trips to the beach. She attended Adams Community Church and was active in local Bible study. Jinni touched the lives of everyone she knew as a loving wife, devoted mother and everlasting friend. Even during her battle against cancer, she remained positive and continued to beam as a ray of sunshine. She will be loved and missed by all.
She is survived by her husband Tyrel Burns; daughter Hailie Burns; parents Mike and Brenda Ainslie; brother Jason Ainslie; sister-in-law Stacy; mother and father-in-law Tawn and James Burns; nephews Brenden, Kelden and Cheyten; brother Levi Ainslie; sister-in-law Misty; niece Cecilia and nephew Dylan; brother-in-law Austin Burns; and nephews Trysten, Bentley and Lane.
She was preceded in death by her son Broc Reed Burns and grandfathers Don Ainslie and Charlie Fulcher.
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