Burnham, Constance Louise, a 65 year resident of Redondo Beach passed away on Monday, October 8, 2007 in Redondo Beach at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Sioux Falls, SD, July 1, 1931, Constance moved to California at an early age. She grew up in the South Bay, graduated Redondo High and married the love of her life, Albert "Bud" Burnham. Connie enjoyed gardening and was an avid reader but will be mostly remembered for her nurturing and loving nature. Left to mourn her passing are her eight children: Steve (Dina) Burnham of Mira Loma; Connie Lou Burnham of Carson, Albert (Lori) Burnham of Redondo Beach, Denise (John) Merino of San Diego; Cynthia (Michael) Savage of Redondo Beach; Duane (Krystal) Burnham of Lakewood, Sherri Burnham of Long Beach and Vivian (Richard) Evans of Folsom. She will be sorely missed by her eight grandchildren: Ashley and Albert, John and Dylan, William, Alyson and Jennifer and Jessica; along with her great-granddaughter Chloe. Connie was preceded in death by her husband Albert and her daughter Michelle Dion Burnham. A gathering of family & friends will be held today, Thursday, October 11 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at White and Day's Colonial Mortuary in Redondo Beach. Graveside services will be held Friday, October 12 at 1:00 PM at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Connie's memory to Trinity Hospice or Mission Hospice through Little Company of Mary in Torrance.

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  1. I am so deeply sorry to hear of Connie’s passing, She was a wonderful and giving person, I loved her like a Mom and she will be always in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with the Burnham family always.

  2. The one word to describe Connie is Class. To think of all the adversity she faced and overcame is astounding. In the 25 years I knew her, not once did I hear her complain or whine about her life. She always stepped up with her quiet strength and dignity to do what had to be done. Always there to listen or lean on and only whem asked to offer advise. If I could be 1/10 of the person she was I’d be proud. My deepest sympathy for all of us, we will never come across another like her. I thank God that I was lucky enough to have had her in my life for 25 years-I thank her for all the wonderful times she was there for me. To the family-there are no words I can offer to ease the pain of your loss, but how lucky for all of you to have had her as long as you did, know in your hearts how happy and proud you made her. She truly lived her life for all of you. May Peace come to you all with the knowledge that your Mom is in a much better place with no pain and surrounded in Love she is once again with Donna and Sharon and your Dad. Above all Thank you Connie for all that you taught me and mine-for all the Love and guidence we recieved from you- may you enjoy the Peace you so deserve Lori

  3. Connie, You will be very missed and I wanted to just say thank you again for welcoming me and my family into your life. It meant a great deal to me and you are one very special lady. When I think about the time I was able to spend with you and the rest of your family I get a warm feeling in my heart. You will be missed by all, but I know you are still watching over your family. Thank you again with love Tina, Eddie and Sebastian

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