Former Juneau resident Madeliene "Woolf" Burnett died May 15, 2002, in Anchorage, due to complications from pneumonia.
She graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School in 1973. She worked for the state Department of Corrections and Augustus Brown Swimming Pool in Juneau, and the Alaska Center for Blind Adults in Anchorage. She was an active member of the Spenard Lions Club in Anchorage, past board member of the Assistive Technology Library of Alaska, member of the Anchorage Transportation Committee, and member of the National Federation of the Blind. She also volunteered many hours each year with the Anchorage School District as a guest speaker talking about issues related to blindness and diabetes.
Her family says she had a zest for life and had been rock climbing, sea kayaking, scuba diving, swimming, camping, hiking, and was willing to tackle any obstacle that crossed her path.
She is survived by her husband Doyle Burnett; her mother Shirley Woolf; sisters Carrie Singh, Gabrielle Geraghty, Danielle Tymczyszyn and Jackie Woolf; mother-in-law Dorothy Burnett; and her most recent guide dog, Savannah.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at Holy Trinity Church in Juneau. A reception will follow the service.