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1 of 28 | Posted by: linda - houston, TX

“The children and staff of The Settlement Home for Children are deeply grateful for all Nancy's years of care and support for our children. Hallie...Read More »
2 of 28 | Posted by: The Settlement Home for Children - TX

“John, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
3 of 28 | Posted by: Clara Hilling - Smithville, TX

“Dear Hallie and Family, I had the privilege of knowing Hallie Burns. She will be remembered for her gentle nature, kindness and unconditional love...Read More »
4 of 28 | Posted by: Dianne McDonough - Houston, TX

“To the Burns Family, It made me very sad to hear about the loss of Mrs. Burns. You have my deepest sympathy. A life well lived. ”
5 of 28 | Posted by: Lourice Johnson - Austin, TX

“We were so saddened to read about Mrs. Burns. Austin has truly lost one of it's best. Her gracious and lovely manner, wonderful sense of humor and...Read More »
6 of 28 | Posted by: Donna & Steve Thomas - Austin, TX

“Dear John and family. I was so sorry to hear about Hallie. I feel sad that I was out of town and missed the services this week. My thoughts and...Read More »
7 of 28 | Posted by: Sherry McGillicuddy - Austin, TX

“John Jr. - I'm sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. She and your Dad will always represent to me a time and a place when Austin was that small...Read More »
8 of 28 | Posted by: Tim Jarvis - austin, TX

“We certainly will miss our very best neighbor. Her smiling face was a pleasure to all. Sincerely, Vida and Jim Bouldin ”
9 of 28 | Posted by: Vida Bouldin - Austin, TX

“I am a friend of John Burns. My condolences and deepest sympathy for the entire Burns family. John Owens ”
10 of 28 | Posted by: John Owens - Kansas City, KS

“The Lindeman family has many fond memories of the Burn's family, especially carpooling Billy and Jimmy to many things. Jim is now an attorney in...Read More »
11 of 28 | Posted by: Suzy Lindeman Snyder - Austin, TX

“John, I just wanted to extend my condolences to you and your family. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless, ~Priya ”
12 of 28 | Posted by: Priya Nair - Washington, DC

“John and Family, I am sorry for your loss. My prayers are with all of you in this solemn time. My deepest sympathy, Lysa ”
13 of 28 | Posted by: Lysa Rennaker - Austin, TX

“Your family will be in our prayers. So sorry for your loss. ”
14 of 28 | Posted by: Penny Lilly - Austin, TX

“Peaches, I just read the email from Carol Pitts and wanted to send my love and prayers to you. After reading about your Mother, I know she will be...Read More »
15 of 28 | Posted by: susan arnoldy - houston, TX

“John, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. "TJ" ”
16 of 28 | Posted by: Terri Jones - Gatesville, TX

“Dianne and I share in your loss. Mrs. Burns was a wonderful and caring lady and we all will miss her.Certainly her family is a testament to her love...Read More »
17 of 28 | Posted by: Dianne and Hervey Priddy - Austin, TX

“John, I'm sorry to learn of the loss of your mother. May the Lord's Peace be with you and your family. ”
18 of 28 | Posted by: Charlie Fant - AUSTIN, TX

“A beautiful friend. She loved all and was loved by all. The memories will always be with us. ”
19 of 28 | Posted by: John Davol - Austin, TX

“It is with heartfelt sadness that I write this letter. I was honored to have Mrs. Burns apart of my family's life. It was always great to see Mrs....Read More »
20 of 28 | Posted by: Yolanda Marisol Garcia Koonce - TX

“To John and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It's never easy losing someone that you love. I am praying for you and offer my sincere...Read More »
21 of 28 | Posted by: Jennifer Chin - Houston, TX

“When I think of Hallie, it is of her charm and grace; ever so pleasant. That same trait I see in Peaches, John, and Billy whose lives she formed....Read More »
22 of 28 | Posted by: Sydney Sharp - austin,tx, TX

“Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your Mom will be able to keep your Dad company in Heaven and "in line"... May God bless...Read More »
23 of 28 | Posted by: Kirk and Sandra Hodgson - Allen, TX

“John - your mother brought so much joy into our lives. I know she, your Dad and my Mary Anne are having a wonderful time. You and your family are in...Read More »
24 of 28 | Posted by: William H. Luedecke - Burnet, TX

“May God comfort you and give you peace at this difficult time. My prayers and thoughts are with you. ”
25 of 28 | Posted by: Mary Louise Alonzo - Austin, TX

“John-you have my deepest condolences. Words can't take away the pain, I know, but please remember that you have friends who love & care for you & are...Read More »
26 of 28 | Posted by: Toni Holliness - Dallas, TX

“What a gracious and wonderful friend was Hallie., We will all miss her and her humor and caring.\ Hill Rylander ”
27 of 28 | Posted by: Hill Rylander - San Marcos, TX

“As a friend of Peaches in Houston, I never had the privilege of meeting Mrs. Burns but overheard many cell pbone conversations. She certainly was a...Read More »
28 of 28 | Posted by: Sasha Eggen - Houston, TX

A matriarch of “Old Austin” passed away Sunday, January 22, 2006. Hallie Houston Burns, famous for an infectious laugh, grace and the love of life and family, was born May 7, 1919 in Austin. She grew up on the Bremond Block at 706 Guadalupe. Hallie attended Pease Elementary, Austin High School, and The University of Texas where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. Hallie was married for over 50 years to Austin banker John S. Burns who preceded her in death in 1998. Hallie was active in many civic organizations including Town Lake Beautification, Junior League, Settlement Club, Junior Helping Hand and the Seton Development Fund. She is survived by daughter, Hallie Burns Eads of Houston, son, John S. Burns Jr. and his wife Debby of Austin, and son, William Burns and wife Laura of Dripping Springs; seven grandchildren, Ellen Burns Hack and husband Christian, John S. Burns III and wife Stacy, Hallie Eads, John Carr Eads, Kari Burns, Houston Burns and Hawkins Burns; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Catherine Umstattd and numerous nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her brother William B. Houston. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd with The Reverend G. David Fikes officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Settlement Home or the Seton Development Board. Obituary and guestbook on line at